- 6 months ago
I have a makeup/hair trial coming up. The artist charges separately for trials, then if I want to use her, it’s an additional fee.
She has her own business, so she isn’t the employee of a salon or anything like that.
is tipping expected in this circumstance? I was raised with the guideline that you don’t tip someone who owns the business but you do tip someone who is an employee.
If I use her, my hair and makeup is going to be around $1000 including the trial. I’m having a heart attack at the price but I really like her work and I hate being photographed so I’m hoping this will make me feel better about photography. (I also live in a very high cost of living area.)
The idea of tipping 20% on a bill that high seems kind of nuts, though. Is tipping expected or required here? Do I tip separately for the trial and the actual wedding day makeup?