Do you tip a stylist that works out of their home?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you tip a stylist who works at home?
    Yes : (26 votes)
    79 %
    No : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Other - Please explain :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted yes.  I tip based off of whether i’m satisfied with the service and i think the person did a good job, not based off of where they are doing it

    Post # 4
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Well how I see it is… at a salon, part of the price you pay going back to the salon plus the cost of the hair dye. At a private home, the cost is the dye and the person doing it taking the place of the salon. She’s already making money if she’s charging the same as a salon. Why pay her more? That just doesn’t make any sense. 

    Post # 6
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Normally you don’t tip the owner of a salon, so I think this is the same thing.  I wouldn’t tip.

    Post # 7
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    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would err on the side of caution. You don’t want to mess with your hair. Paying an extra 15-20% is worth it, IMO. If you don’t tip, she might be slightly less careful next time you have your hair done with her. If she does a good job, tip. Or just continue going to a salon – I love the whole experience so I’d find it a bit odd to pay the same price in someone’s home as I would at a salon w. huge overhead costs.

    If she doesn’t think a tip is appropriate, she will tell you. I’ve heard that tipping salon owners isn’t appropriate, so who knows.

    Post # 8
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would give a tip regardless of where the service is performed, especially for someone who works with their hands whether it is hair, nails, etc.

     

    Post # 9
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    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Yes! I’m a self-employed massage therapist and while I don’t work out of my house, I do rent space – so it’s similar. I don’t hold it against people when they don’t tip and if someone is a regular then I really dont expect a tip. It is kind though (unless she does a shoddy job) and I always make sure that I tip. Even when they’re getting 100% of the earnings (before taxes) it’s still nice to have a tip. It’s no different than anywhere else.

    Post # 10
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    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Tips are given generally because someone is underpaid for the job that they do – ie: waitress, hair stylist working IN a salon (where they only receive a small cut of the actual proceeds)…that being said – do you tip a lawyer/doctor/accountant if you are happy with the service they provided? NO! Why? Because they are getting paid enough. Thereforeee, I would not tip a hairstylist or makeup artist or anyone providing any kind of service if 100% of the proceeds are going into their pocket. Assuming you pay $50 for your hair cut – earning $50/hour ain’t that bad 🙂

    ETA: I get my hair highlighted by a stylist who works from home and my mom gets her hair cut there and neither of us ever tip. We have been going to her for years and she always is amazing!

    Post # 11
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    1292 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Nope. She is the owner. I own my business and never expect a tip. Although IT IS nice to get a tip, I never expect it nor do I give one the the owner. (FYI I always tip 20%++)

    Post # 12
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    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Yes. Stylists who work out of their home typically charge less than you would pay at a salon anyway. At a salon they “cash out” sorta…so if they do 50/50 with the owner for each service, if they spend an hour cutting your hair and the hair cut costs you $40 (not including tip)…then they pay the salon $20 of that $40. For coloring…the stylist would still have to do the 50/50 but then also pay product fees. Every salon is different but either way, its a service and they do something for you. I think tips are always necessary when someone spends there time helping you…be it their job or out of the kindess of their hearts. 

    Post # 12
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    2 posts
    Wannabee

    I am a stylist who works out  my home based salon. My awesome clients are receiving exceptional service for a fraction of the average cost in a salon. I have all of the expenses any other salon would have. I also use no less than top quality supplies. Tips are greatly appreciated regardless the amount. It’s basically a token of appreciation. I have always tipped my stylist, owner or not, working from home or in a salon. Luckily for me 98% of my couple hundred clients are very genorous and show me the appreciation & respect that they have & will always receive from me. I base my success on life long clients, not greed. Having said that, dig into your pockets just a little, even if it’s a couple dollars. It would really show your stylist how much you appreciate them. If they are charging top dollar & you are still going to them, they must be worth it. Hope this helps for those who are unsure. And for those who feel no need to tip, there is no advise for you. Your a cheap ass & karma will get your money some other way some how. 

    Post # 13
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    2 posts
    Wannabee

    soy:  tips are given to show your satisfaction & appreciation for the service Provided. Not because someone is underpaid. Stylists who work from home are not receiving 100% of the proceeds, we still have all of the expenses any other business would have including supplies, mortgage/rent for the space, utilities, landscaping/snow removal etc, liability insurance, advertizing, education….your stylist sounds like she is being the bigger person here. I know because I too have a couple clients just like you & they receive great service just like anyone else. But honestly, every time the 2 of them (mother & daughter also) leave my chair i feel a sigh of relief. In this business, in every business for that matter, you have to take the good with the bad. 

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