Friday, September 10, 2010

Follow the Bride: Do I Tip the Makeup Artist for a Trial?

Readers, I need your help! I’m headed to my first makeup trial this Sunday and I have no idea if I’m supposed to tip the stylist or not. I always tip my hairdresser when I get a cut, so is a test run for my makeup application any different? As a rule, you’re not supposed to tip the owner of a salon. Does that same rule apply when I'm working with the owner of a cosmetic studio (which I am)? I don’t want to insult the stylist or end up looking silly, so what should I do?

I’m so confused. Can anyone shed some light on this situation for me?


Kristin Kowalski said...

Giving a tip is really up to you and there are several factors you can take into account.

Consider tipping if:

- the trial is being done for free
- you really like her/his work
- she/he travels to your house

In the end, it's really up to you. You could consider waiting until the moment to decide - just keep some cash in your pocket and if it feels right then do it.

She/he's helping you create the look you want for your big day and I know that I want that day to be perfect, so I probably will. It always helps to have everyone fully behind you :)

I hope this helps!

Daisy said...

I think that you should tip her in a salon even if she is the owner. If you were having your trial done at a makeup counter then I wouldn't do tip.

Unknown said...

I've never had a bride tip a makeup artist for a trial. Maybe on the day, but it's not necessary for a trial - unless you want to of course!