(Closed) Wedding hair. Do I tip?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do I have to tip the stylists? If so how much?
    Yes 5% : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Yes 10% : (12 votes)
    22 %
    Yes 15% : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Yes 20% : (23 votes)
    43 %
    No, That should be included in the price : (7 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @showmethebling:  I think we tipped about 10%? It’s not mandatory and some stylists have it built into their price, so it’s really at your discretion!

    Post # 4
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I always tip 20% for any service I recieve unless the service is poor.

    Post # 5
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Holy cow, that seems like a lot for bridesmaids hair!  I would probably ask the other bridesmaids what they were thinking and base my decision off of that. 

    Post # 6
    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Let the bride pay the tip if she’s asking you to pay $100 for hair. Way too much.

    Post # 7
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @showmethebling:  $100?! I hope that includes the cut and color, too! But seriously, my girls are $65, which I think is about average. However, I always tip when I accept a service. At least 20% if the service is good. I also tend to be a generous tipper. Then again, I would probably never pay $100 for an updo. 


    Post # 8
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That’s a lot for bm hair but yeah you should still tip

    Post # 9
    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Is the service coming to you? That could explain the price, but still it does seem steep (I think my BM’s paid $60 which included the travel to us). I would ask the bride if the tip is included, if she planned it, and tip at least 10% if not, and probably 20%.

    Post # 10
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    That’s so high. I pay a little more than that to get my cut colored and cut! I would give her a $10 tip

    Post # 11
    2945 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    The $100 is high, but the stylists are coming to you.  That always costs more money.  


    As as far as tipping, talk to the others, but yes, stylist tips are customary.

    Post # 12
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I worked in the service industry for awhile and unless she does a horrible job you should tip 20%. if she was contracted through a company or salon we most likely will get very little of that $700. 

    Post # 14
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @showmethebling:  That price is definitely NJ prices…I honestly don’t know if my girls tipped or not. My hair was $150 & my makeup was $150. I tipped. 

    Post # 15
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Etiquette Snob here… lol

    Don’t feel you have to tip just because she came to you… that will be built into the cost.

    Ok the Rule is you tip IF the stylist is NOT THE OWNER… or if she goes above and beyond what you expect (and then it is 15% to 20% of the total bill)

    Owners don’t normally get tipped.

    BUT on the other hand… if this is your regular Hair Dresser… and you want to maintain a cordial / good relationship with her (fit you in at the last minute) then Owner or not… you should give her something.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 16
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m in suburban NY and that’s on the lower end here. Too bad she’s making you pay for it. Tisk tisk. I tip 15 to 20 %.

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