Post # 1
I got to an independent hairdresser ..meaning she’s not really associated with a salon — she just rents out a small room in a building. So she gets to keep most of what she makes, but she also has to buy her own supplies.
I never know how much to tip her. I usually spend between $80-$110 each visit, depending on what I’m getting done (cut, root touch up, new color, etc). And I usually tip her between $7-$10. I really have no idea if this is enough? I mean ..I’m already paying an arm and a leg, but she does do an amazing job. Is it pretty much the same etiquette as when dining out?
How much do you tip yours?
Post # 3
I go to a friend of mine that has her own little salon in her house. If I were spending between 80-110 I would give her atleast $20 or $30.
ETA: I’m also a really generous tipper so that may be more than usual. She is a close friend and it’s her only source of income so I tip her well. She usually gives me a deal too so I tip her the price of what I should be paying, not the deal.
Post # 5
I usually spend 120-130 on my hair and tip $15 or $20
Post # 7
I always tip 20%. I go to an expensive salon, and it’s not unheard of for me to pay $150 to get my hair done, so I would add $30 for the tip. It’s like any other service, and I think anything under 15% is being stingy. If I couldn’t afford the tip, I wouldn’t have my hair done. It’s just something I account for when I make the appointment.
Post # 8
I always tip her $30-40 regardless of it’s just a trim or a color/cut. She does a great job and I love her dearly as a person.
Post # 9
Since this woman owns her own business and therefore makes all the profit (minus expenses of course like any other business) I don’t think you even need to tip her at all. So I think your tips are more than enough.
I own a business that makes websites. Nobody tips me on top of the price they pay for their website, because I am a business owner and the profits go to me. It would make more sense if they tipped the individual developer who worked on their site (not that that ever happens).
Post # 10
I tip my stylist 20 percent.
Post # 11
At least 15%, but usually more like 30%. Even if she’s an independent stylist she’s still relying on those tips to pay rent there, her supplies, etc…I don’t see why it would be any different than at a regular salon.
Post # 12
I always try to tip 20%. Usually when I go it’s for a partial highlight/glaze/&cut so I can spend anywhere between 150-220 depending on how rich I think I am that day 😉 hahaha…she works out of a salon, & usually I tip between $25-$40.
Post # 13
@pokie45: $7-$10 is really not enough, unless she is doing a bad job.
I usually tip between 20-25%
Post # 14
@Westwood: the difference is, at least at the salons I know, the hairdresser makes half of her invoice & usually pays to “rent” a chair for the day. So, if it’s independent, she’s making total profit rather than paying part of her earning to a salon.
Post # 15
I get color done every 3 months which is $45 and I usually leave $10-$15. When I get a color wash and trim in between its like $15 total so I leave $5:) she takes care of me so I return the favor. Been going to her for over 2 yrs now and have my own set prices,not her new listed prices. She owns her own business/suite. For about a year now.
Post # 16
When I get a wash, cut, and blow dry, it’s usually $30.00, so I give her like $7. When I get color too, I give like $10. I have no clue as to what that percentage is.. I am not good in math!