When it comes to getting your makeup done for a special occasion or event, it’s important to show your appreciation to the artist who made you look beautiful. However, the question remains: should you tip your makeup artist and if so, how much? This guide will help you navigate the world of makeup artist gratuity.
To Tip or Not to Tip:
1. Consider the Situation
If you are getting your makeup done at a salon or spa, tipping is generally expected. On the other hand, if you are hiring a freelance makeup artist who is working independently, tipping may not be necessary.
The standard amount for tipping a makeup artist is 15-20% of the total cost of services rendered. If you feel like your makeup artist went above and beyond, feel free to tip more.
It’s best to tip at the end of your appointment when your services are complete and you have had time to evaluate the final product.
When handing over your tip, it’s best to do so discreetly and with a sincere “thank-you.” Some salons may provide an envelope for gratuities.
Tipping is a sign of appreciation for any service provider and makeup artists are no exception. While it may not be necessary in all situations, it’s always appreciated. Be sure to consider the context of where you’re receiving services from and how satisfied you were with those services in order to make an informed decision on whether or not and how much to tip your makeup artist.