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toblerone
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March 13, 2010 9:51 am  

Is it customary here to tip the owner of the salon for services?


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terry
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March 13, 2010 10:16 am  

I always tip the lady that cuts my hair and she also owns the place. Why would she be treated any different than someone who works for her? Wouldn't you tip them?


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STX46
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March 13, 2010 11:15 am  

Usually the owners get a percentage what the other workers take in to pay for their "chair".


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Annie1963
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March 13, 2010 11:47 am  

However, she is still doing a personal service for you, so yes indeed she should be tipped regardless as to whether she owns the shop or not.


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March 13, 2010 11:56 am  

Also, take into consideration, shes paying all the expenses to keep the salon up and running. And, its your hair in her hands !!! LOL


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terry
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March 14, 2010 9:58 am  

Usually the owners get a percentage what the other workers take in to pay for their "chair".
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that is if you are using one of the other stylists. If I was using one of the other stylists I would not tip the owner as well. But when the owner cuts my hair I tip her!


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March 15, 2010 12:07 am  

In an article I read about tipping in general, one of the topics was about hair salons.
If the owner of the salon is the one styling your hair, etc., you do not have to tip the owner, because they are the owner.
But if the owner has assistants helping with your hair appointment-washing, drying, etc.-you tip anywhere from $2 + depending on the services they did. (In 1 salon I went to in the states. I tipped the colorist, shampooers, stylist & all 15-20%.)
I go to a hair salon on STT & it is owned & operated by 1 stylist. No one else works there. Because of the expensive costs down here, I do tip the owner/stylist for that reason & for doing a good job.
But in the states, I would not. IMHO.
Just Goggle-tipping & it will give you the guidelines.


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March 15, 2010 1:44 am  

If you are not going to tip for whatever reason - you also might reconsider if you were planning subsequent visits.


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brockettfamily
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March 15, 2010 3:20 am  

I used to own a salon in Arizona. I know everyone says you don't have to tip the owner but 99% of my clients would leave me a tip. The lady that does my hair now is the owner of the salon and I always leave her a tip. I think that regardless if the person owns the shop or not, if they are the one performing the service on you then you should leave them a tip.


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STXBob
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March 15, 2010 10:30 am  

I agree with tipping the owner, especially if you would tip the other workers for the same service. The owner almost always appreciates it. The owner is also taking on all the risk of running the business, and is not necessarily making any money in the operation. I know a caterer who made $38 (thirty-eight dollars) in salary one year. But all her employees got wages and tips and they risked almost nothing to get that money.


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March 15, 2010 12:19 pm  

Tipping on the basis of a 3rd party arrangement? You have to be kidding me.

I tip very well to the person who performs me a service well...ANY service, but whatever arrangement that person makes with their management is their business, not mine.

Every time you turn around there is another "customary" tipping arrangement and it makes me sick. I'm in business, I charge a fair price and I do quality work. I'd be a schmuck if I lowered my price to be competitive with the expectation of a gratuity on the other end to compensate.

Harrumph.


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terry
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March 15, 2010 1:05 pm  

I tip very well to the person who performs me a service well...ANY service, but whatever arrangement that person makes with their management is their business, not mine

I don't think anyone meant tipping the person that cuts your hair AND the owner!


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STXBob
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March 15, 2010 1:27 pm  

No I wasn't kidding. To clarify, if the owner performed the service, and I would have tipped an employee who performed the same service, then I would tip the owner.


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A Davis
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March 15, 2010 4:26 pm  

it's odd, because i know i've read that it's not necessary to tip the owner, but if the owner does my locks, i do tip her because of the service. it's never been turned down.


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March 15, 2010 6:34 pm  

I think the original thought was that the owner of a salon was a professional, like a doctor or lawyer, and tipping was not expected. But times do change. One thing that annoys me no end is a tip jar on the counter of a self-serve restaurant. Starbucks in the airport comes to mind. I always wonder what service has been rendered? Pouring hot water for my tea and taking my money??


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poorthang
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March 15, 2010 8:12 pm  

Many years ago .. I ate at a buffet style dinner at one of the nicer resorts....no service was rendered.... so I didnt leave a tip....as i was leaving they chased me down before I got to the front door Yelling Gratuity not included ,...Gratuity not included... WHAT's up with that... I do believe in tipping but come on....thats like me pumping my own gas and checking my oil and giving the attendant a few bucks for watching me...didn't feel right


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roadrunner
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March 16, 2010 1:55 am  

Miss Manners says not to tip the owner. However, given the fact that I'd look like the only cheap one in the place, I'd tip the owner anyway. And I can't imagine a hair salon owner turning down a tip... or anyone else, for that matter, unless they are required to turn them down. (Flight attendants, I hear, are required to say no once, but they can accept on the second attempt!)


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