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How much to tip the hairstylist?


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Well, it's pretty self-explanatory: how much do you tip your hairstylist?

I have a hair appointment in a few hours. If I remember correctly, my stylist charges $65 for a cut and I typically tip her around $15. She's a fantastic stylist, I feel lucky to have her, and I don't go in nearly as much as I should. I also have a ton of hair. So with all that in mind, I want to make sure I'm tipping generously, but not being ridiculous.

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It's kinda weird, but I come from a place where there was no tipping everything and their mom. I'd usually give 10 percent or less, depending on how good I felt treated (and yes, getting red haircolour all over my face and doing a crappy job on my hair means I don't tip at all)

I think that sounds like a sufficient tip.  I usually do about 20%.

I usually tip around ten bucks. I don't score it like a food tip...

Original Post by nebichan:

It's kinda weird, but I come from a place where there was no tipping everything and their mom. I'd usually give 10 percent or less, depending on how good I felt treated (and yes, getting red haircolour all over my face and doing a crappy job on my hair means I don't tip at all)

 outta curiousity, do you tip this same way when you go out to eat?

OP - i think that sounds like a generous tip.  :)

I tipped (today lol) 20%. I love my hair stylist he's amazing, and he gave me a discount on my eyebrows since I'm kinda on a tight budget. I think 20% should be a tip for anyone, just because most salaries anywhere are kinda low and tips are really important.

I usually tip 20-25%.  I probably over-tip.  I always do.

When I dine out I tip 20% for good service.  If I tip less than 15% that means I was unhappy with the service.

I tip my hair stylist 25%.  I have no real reason why other than it works out to a good round number and I have used the same stylist for nearly 10 years.  I also give an extra Christmas tip in December.

okay folks...adding a question on...

i got a groupon for 50% off a haircut/highlight.  going tonight.  tip for the 50% off price?  or the full price?

I tip 20% - I don't mess around with people who have scissors and my hair in their hands!  I go to the same lady all the time though.

Original Post by starlitocean:

okay folks...adding a question on...

i got a groupon for 50% off a haircut/highlight.  going tonight.  tip for the 50% off price?  or the full price?

Tip for the full price. As long as you get the treatment that you would get paying the full price, don't adjust their tips with the discount.

Always tip for the full price when you have a Groupon or gift certificate.  :)

that's what i figured.  :)

For hair, I tip according to how much I like what they've done, but I tip at least 20%.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Sounds like I'll stick with $15, which is just under 25%.

ETA: While we're on the subject, how much do you tip your pet groomer?

When I give Bunker a bath, I pat myself on the back and then go change my clothes. That's my tip.

If I have to bathe one of my cats for any reason, I tip myself with several beers if I manage to finish without bleeding.

I never realized how much I tip (percentage-wise) but it looks like I tip around 33%. haha I don't trust hairdressers so when I find one I trust, I tend to stick with them. If I can't afford to tip well then I hold out on getting a haircut for a while. 

i don't go by percentage; i go more by time spent and how pleased i am. i've been going to the same stylist and colourist for over a year, and i love them both. i tip $10 each, which works out to about 20% for the stylist and 14% for the colourist. i know the colourist has to charge for the chemicals; i think it's okay not to tip on that part.

the way i figure it, it amounts to an extra $10/hour. i think that's fair, and probably brings them close to what i earn with a master's degree, so....

eta: i might have to bump it up to $15. but i have a dilemma. i go to a fairly high-end salon, and the service is pretty exceptional: aromatherapy scalp and neck massage before the shampoo, hand massage while i wait for the colour (i usually turn that down because i want to read my book), tea/coffee/whatever. my stylist has carpal tunnel syndrome so she has an assistant to do the massage and shampoo. there's a nice gay boy who often does the hand massage. how many people am i supposed to tip?? because i usually only tip the ones i actually called and asked to see.

$10.

But I get $25 haircuts.

crap. i guess i'm cheap.

it just bugs me that for two hours of hair maintenance, i shell out more than i take home in a day. before products. and because i have short hair, i do it every 4-6 weeks (4 is better; 3 would be better yet).

 

i make up for my cheap with loyalty. and referrals!

Hey! Crazy!!!  In Australia (where I live) we would never contimplate tipping a stylist. We tip at restaurants and in hotels.........that's it.

I sort of assume that the stylist asks for what they require to cover their costs and make a living in the price they charge. If I like them, my tip is coming back again, I suppose.....

Amazing how I could live this long and not realise that things are done so differently in far away places. Thanks for that.......no, really....... :-)

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