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Old 09-21-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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I am a guy and, not being all that knowledgable about tipping etiquette (besides in restaurants, as I've worked in one before), I have always been curious what people tipped the stylist that cuts their hair?

As a guy with pretty simple hair, I don't pay a lot for haircut, usually $20 to $30 before tip, with $25 being around what I usually pay. I usually tip $8 on top of that. I assume that is more than fair but wanted to get a more educated opinion.

Do any of you work in the industry? If so, what would the average tip be? What would a "good" tip be? My assumption is that the normal tip range would 20 to 25 percent of the price of the haircut/service.

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Old 09-21-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I think you are being more than fair, in fact overly generous. My haircuts cost $17 and I pay with a 20, and let them keep the $3. That's only about 17%.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Salon Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Tip | POPSUGAR Beauty

And don't worry about tipping the salon/barber owner. The old 'rule' about not tipping them no longer applies.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Everyone knows women would practically fly to the ends of the earth when we find someone who cuts our hair like we want.

My hair stays longer in the summer so I can keep it pulled off my face. That means I get four haircuts between October and April/May.

I tip the same gal $10 every time. Anytime my 68 yr old self can get compliments on a hair cut from strangers, it was worth the $10 tip to a single mom who doesn't make a lot to begin with
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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I tip my hairdresser minimum 20 dollars, sometimes 25 or 30 if I'm feeling extra generous. I typically pay around 130-140 for my hair coloring.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I tip according to how long it takes....coloring would warrant a bigger tip than a quick trim! I tip $6-7 for a $30 trim.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Many tip servers in eating establishments to help supplement their low hourly wages; same with any other service-related occupation wherein the hourly wage is very low.

If I go to a salon and pay $65 for a haircut, that is not displaying to me that the stylist is underpaid and near poverty level; especially when the cut doesn't take more than half an hour; and the next patron is waiting in line to get cut; color; perm; etc.

Many say they tip to reward good performance. If I pay $65 for a haircut, the stylist darn well better do an outstanding job!

Tipping is a personal decision and should not be 'just because'; or to avoid 'feeling guilty'.

Many salon prices are way overboard as it is; there is really no need to toss another $20-40+ on the table.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Salon Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Tip | POPSUGAR Beauty

And don't worry about tipping the salon/barber owner. The old 'rule' about not tipping them no longer applies.
Yes it does.

According to your link it is $2 to $5 for the shampoo person and $5 to $10 for the person that blow dries. On top of what you give the person that cuts the hair?
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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Dya all know NO ONE tips hairdressers Downunder?

That's because they get a decent wage.
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