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Tipping Hair and Makeup Artists for Your Wedding: A Guide to Proper Practices


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Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and one important aspect is making sure your hair and makeup looks flawless. But, have you thought about tipping the talented artists who will be creating your bridal look? In this blog post, we'll explore appropriate practices for tipping hair and makeup artists for your wedding. Please note that tipping is not required, but is a nice way to show your appreciation for their services.


Why Should You Consider Tipping?

Tipping is a way to express gratitude for the hard work and dedication of your hair and makeup artists. They spend hours perfecting your bridal look and ensuring you feel beautiful on your special day. Tipping is a gesture of appreciation and can help build positive relationships with your artists.


Determining the Tipping Amount

While there are no strict rules, it's helpful to consider a few factors when deciding how much to tip. A common practice is to tip around 15-20% of the total cost of the services provided, not just the bride. You can adjust the amount based on the quality of service, level of expertise, and overall satisfaction.


Budgeting for Tipping

When planning your wedding budget, it's essential to include tipping for your hair and makeup artists in addition to your other vendors. Allocate a separate amount specifically or tipping, so you can ensure it's not overlooked or forgotten amidst the various wedding expenses. It may also be nice if your bridal party is also receiving services to have them contribute to the tip amount so it is not solely placed on the bride.



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Proper Timing and Method

Tipping your hair and makeup artists should be done at the conclusion of their services. Have envelopes prepared with the designated tip amount for each artist. Consider having a trusted friend or family member handle the task discreetly to maintain the surprise element.


Other Ways to Show Appreciation

In addition to tipping, there are alternative ways to express your gratitude if a tip isn't within your budget. A thoughtful handwritten thank-you note and/or a positive online review can go a long way in recognizing their talent and hard work. Sharing artist's contact information with friends who may need similar services is another way to support their business. Tagging your hair and makeup artist in all photos on social media and recommending the venue put the hair and makeup artist on their preferred vendor list is a great way to show your appreciation for their services.


Remember, tipping hair and makeup artists is a personal choice, but it's a wonderful way to acknowledge their effort and skills. By considering these practices, you can ensure your appreciation is conveyed in a respectful and meaningful manner.


Tipping your hair and makeup artists is an important part of your wedding planning journey. By understanding the reasons behind tipping, determining an appropriate amount, budgeting for it, and knowing the right timing and methods, you can ensure that your appreciation shines through. Whether through tipping or other gestures of gratitude, let your artists know how much their talent and hard work mean to you!



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