Author Topic: How much do you tip your hairdresser?  (Read 13711 times)

LeRainDrop

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Re: How much do you tip your hairdresser?
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2017, 11:35:03 PM »
20%.  My regular haircut is $73, and I tip $15.  I only get a haircut 3-4 times per year.  Those dollars are not going to make or break me.  Instead of stingy tipping, I would be looking at cheaper haircut options.

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Re: How much do you tip your hairdresser?
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2017, 10:39:40 AM »
I don't go to the salon anymore but when I did it was 10-20%. Honestly I don't understand why you should tip so much for a overpriced haircut, $75 hair cut!?! Two hairstylists who do the same service, one charges $15 and other is $75.. it's the same amount of work so I honestly wouldn't do a full % for the higher priced one, but then again.. I'd never be able to pay that much!

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Re: How much do you tip your hairdresser?
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »
I am notoriously bad at getting my hair cut in a timely fashion, but I found a woman that doesn't shame me for not visiting every 6 weeks (rather every 6 months)

But my god I hate having to sit still for that long. What am I, a toddler?

This is all me.

I get it cut two to three times a year, and it's always the same routine.

They shampoo my hair then I sit there dripping, thinking, 'I could leave... my hair's not that bad... it can wait a few more weeks ... I should just go'.

Every six weeks would be torture.

(I'm always scared that posts like these will have you all thinking my hair is like Cousin Itt or something. It's not, I promise, I just opt for a slightly layered cut that grows out well and suits my wavy crazy array.)

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Re: How much do you tip your hairdresser?
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2017, 05:54:02 PM »
I don't go to the salon anymore but when I did it was 10-20%. Honestly I don't understand why you should tip so much for a overpriced haircut, $75 hair cut!?! Two hairstylists who do the same service, one charges $15 and other is $75.. it's the same amount of work so I honestly wouldn't do a full % for the higher priced one, but then again.. I'd never be able to pay that much!

The same tipping principal applies at restaurants too...
Except the super fancy places that wipe off every crumble that falls on your table and never let you refill your own wine glass from the bottle on the table, it's the same effort to serve a $14 pp meal as a $80 pp one.


For haircuts though, at least for my hair type, there is a huge difference between a $20 and a $60 haircut. I'm tipping for expertise. Curly hair is tough. Being able to see and accommodate that some of it curls tighter than others is hard to learn.
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