Tipping etiquette can be a bit confusing, especially when it comes to hair and makeup services. Deciding what is appropriate can be a challenge, as this industry is not as regulated as others. However, it is important to understand the tipping customs for these services, as it impacts the livelihood of the professionals.
Here are some guidelines on how to decode the appropriate hair and makeup tipping etiquette:
1. Hair Services
For hair services such as coloring, cutting, styling or blowouts, it is customary to tip between 15-20% of the total bill. However, if your stylist also provides assistance in fixing your hair before events such as weddings or charity galas that require a greater level of attention and time investment from them than usual visits to salons, you should consider tipping more generously.
2. Makeup Services
When you get your makeup done professionally for an event or photo session etc., tipping 20% of the total cost would be appreciated. It takes time and skill for artists to create perfect looks that suit different skin tones and features with different cosmetic products; therefore showing appreciation through proper tips will encourage better artistry.
3. Mobile Services
It is important to note that mobile service providers have additional expenses like travel/transport expenses that they incur besides paying rent for studio space; therefore they expect higher tips than salon staff who do not incur such costs. For mobile services like bridal hair and/or makeup at home where stylists bring all their equipment with them but don’t have overheadsto pay beyond supplies themselves should receive at least 25-30% gratuity.
Understanding appropriate hair & makeup tipping etiquette can make all the difference in supporting these artists with their profession since custom rates may vary depending on where one lives (city/town) or quality of service received; customers should always provide tips within their financial capacity while maintaining respect towards workers’ labor efforts.