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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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How much do you tip your hairdresser?

Thanks to kitkat who inspired me to start this thread. I would like to know how much you normally tip your hairdresser. So lets do this ...state what service you get (haircut, highlights, both, ect. )and how much that usually costs, and then say what you would normally tip.

I am a hairdresser in Southern California and I thought it would be interesting to see how much other hairdressers get tipped in other states. I will post what I usually get in a few days. Thanks all!
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HOw much do you tip..

Oh, tipping is a nightmare! Its just the protocol of it all.. who do you tip and when?
If you get your hair washed by a junior, are you supposed to press a pound coin into her had after she's finished..or is that a bit patronising? I used to give one big tip at the end..'for everyone'. But then I'd worry that it never got to the right people.
My stylist left to start up her own business, and I go to her new business now. She does everything herself..including washing and sweeping up the hair. Its avery succesful business, it's not particularly cheap - and she's the proprietor, so am I supposed to tip her still?
I find it a bit embarassing, but I usually give her £5 for an £80 'do' (includes colour and cut). Is that a bit mean? Its not even 10 per cent

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Seashell, I think thats about average for the UK. I used to work in a hairdressers while at school and we used to get about that between us (we also used to share... 50p to the girl who sweeps up all day, 1 pound to the junior (me) who washes the hair and the other 3.50 to the stylist (obviously if you had different stylists cut & colour you might want to give a little more.

You also have to think that that is one of the only real professions in the UK where it is more expected to tip and therefore the prices are higher for things there because the 'tip' is included in the price to some extent.

OK now for me - when I go for a cut, it costs me $45 and I give her $5, I also give the girl who straightens my hair $2. But that is only when I go in for a quick trim. When I go in for a cut & colour & straighten I give them $10-15 depending on what I am having done and it comes to about $90-$120


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I usually give my hairdresser $10 regardless of the service she provides. She cuts my hair every 6 weeks and colors it every 3 months. It costs me between $45 to $75 plus tip. The neat thing about her is that when I started going to her in 1998, I didn't know you were supposed to tip your hairdresser. She never brought it up and has always done a superb job with my hair.
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I get my hair done for free. Usually I tip whoever washes my hair anywhere btwn $2-5. Whoever does my hair gets around $10-20 depending on whether it's just a cut or dying, etc. If my aunt/uncle does everything, I bring them something like coffee or pastries and I'm all good

Lucky for me. I have long hair and getting my hair done at any other place would cost a boatload.
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My hair cut and style usually costs 25 dollars and I tip between 5-10 dollars. There is never a seperate shampoo person where I go so I don't have to tip a shampoo boy.
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it costs 35 dollars for my haircuts, the same girl who cuts it washes it. i tip her 20% which is $7. so total is $42.

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My hair stylist is amazing! She just started her own business, and I plan to come back to her even after we've moved. It's so difficult to find someone good. A cut costs me $25, and I tip her $5.

I actually have another girl color my hair; she's a perfectionist and the foils I have done. I always tip her $10 because the expense is higher.

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Hmm, my hair cut usually costs less than 1$ because the hairdresser is my neighbor and no tips. I only had my hair cut in a strange salon twice and it's too expensive to pay for tip. In the well-known salon of Hanoi, it costs from 7 to 10$. If you want to dye (or change the color of your hair - I'm not self-confident with spelling?), it cost more than 10$. I don't know exactly, I've never been in this situation
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O.....I had to jump in this thread.
I was a hairstylist for 15 years before I became a Stay at home Mom.

I worked in the Mpls area in MN...tips were GREAT!
I worked in West Central, WIsoconsin and tips were TERRIBLE!

Very Very Very frustrating! I think people do not realize what a personal service this is to touch strangers all day long. There really was a huge difference from MN to WI...I could not believe it.
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