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speee1dy
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strange question , but what do you tip a hairdresser who cuts your hair? wash, cut, style

it has been so long since i have had my hair done, i usually cut it myself but need a change.

thanks

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2014 2:30 pm
Mojo13
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Yes. I believe they make most of their money from tips like servers and bartenders. I am uncertain what is an appropriate tip however. I always tip $5 for a men's haircut, not sure if it should be more for a woman's cut because it takes longer.

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Posted : July 23, 2014 4:50 pm
speee1dy
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thank you, i have also asked 2 people at work and they tip about 20%, seems a bit high because don't they get paid more than the 2.13 waitresses get?
was also told owners do not get tipped.

Just wanting to leave a nice tip but not outrageous

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2014 5:14 pm
ChrisMI
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It's customary to tip the same amount (percentage of service fee) as you do in a restaurant. They get paid more than the 2.67 a waitress gets of course, but they're also not cutting 20 people's hair at the same time either. 🙂

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Posted : July 23, 2014 5:42 pm
speee1dy
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i did a bit more google-ing, 20% is customary. good to know. I know when i was a server, i waited on 20+ tables by myself-not that that was optimum, just what it was. that was hard work. and we only got paid 2.13 an hour. i loved it at the time but could not go back to being on my feet from 8-12 hours a day now.

thanks chris

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2014 6:37 pm
crazyflamingo
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As a hairstylist, I have never worked for less than 50% commission. Tipping a hairstylist is the same as you would tip a waiter/waitress. Average tip I receive is about 20% of the services.

Keep in mind that many salons have salon assistants, so tip the person who shampoos your hair too if it is someone different from the stylists. Typical tip for a shampoo person is $2-3.

If the owner charges more than the other stylists in the salon, you aren't suppose to tip them. If they charge the same price as the other stylists, it is okay to tip them.

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Posted : July 23, 2014 6:44 pm
sunshinefun
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I never tip an owner who cuts my hair. But tip about $5 for a men's cut.

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Posted : July 23, 2014 9:27 pm
speee1dy
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thank you crazy flamingo, much appreciated

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2014 9:35 pm
East Ender
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I believe in the 20% rule. I used to go by the no tipping for owners, but stopped that several years ago, after talking to friends in the charter yacht business who felt that their tips were a reflection of their service. Hairdressers too!

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Posted : July 24, 2014 11:48 am
speee1dy
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thanks all

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2014 12:04 pm
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