(Closed) Appropriate gratuity for hairdresser?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I worked at an upscale day spa during college. There I was taught that anywhere from 10-20% is considered "kosher" for the industry. I’d say it depends on your budget. I usually stick closer to 20% (for haircuts and such) if I possibly can. Hope this helps.

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hi snmcdowell,

I second Bonniebelle101. I also worked through a couple of years of college as a manicurist at a high end full service salon and it was the same for us.  

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

gratuity?! Doesn’t she already get to keep all that $430? I don’t think she needs to be tipped if its her own freelance business. If she works for a salon maybe 10%?

Post # 6
2448 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s always common courtesy to tip 20% unless she did not do a good job, then you tip 10%-15%.

Post # 7
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve always tipped 15-20% depending on how well they do my hair or nails. Maybe it’s because I am a server who works for tips and know how it is.

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