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Old 04-10-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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how much shall i tip my barber for a pretty simple cut?
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:29 PM
 
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how much shall i tip my barber for a pretty simple cut?
If my cut is 20 I tip either 3 or 4 dollars!
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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I believe you should tip 15-20%; that is, if you are happy with the results! That is my rule of thumb for most anyone in the service industries.

Mary
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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My Mother-in-law was a hair dresser, she said you tip at least 10% for a haircut. I always did the 15-20% because she was a hairdresser long ago. Also the person cutting your hair has to pay the owner a fee for the "use of the chair", she told me. So they aren't getting to keep all the money, hence the tip.
If the barber owns the place, he is keeping the full price of the hair cut and you are not required to tip him, according to her.
Her knowledge was 30 years old, so perhaps things have changed.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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My barber charges $14 and I tip an additional $2. This is for a straightforward haircut done almost entirely with electric clippers. What do you think? Am I tipping too little? If so, by how much should I increase it?
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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Granted, tipping is always personal, but I tip $3 on a $17 cut.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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I never have to tip mine!
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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I never have to tip mine!
OK, I'll bite, how so?, do you have a relative cut yours - ?
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Well, it comes with the job:-
Changed!
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I was just passing through on my way to Nebraska and the title caught my eye.

I have had my current barber for about one year now. He charges $11.00 and I usually give him a buck back. My two grandsons also usually get cut there as well, and he gets his 2 bucks also.

A couple of weeks ago, my hair was shaggy especially on the sides and back, and I told him to leave the top alone...he butchered it to almost a military trim. I wonder if he is mad at me????

I took my 7 year old grandson to one of those new kid -oriented places that offer movies and x box games at their salon, and they charged me about 17 dollars. I paid with 20 and told her to keep the change. 5 days later, my DW had to trim him up again.
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