Post # 1
I LOVE my hairdresser. He’s the owner and has 2 people working with him in his shop. I loved him so much I took my mom there. He gave her the most phenomenal cut, highlight, grey coverage. People stopped her on the street and complimented her hair color. I live an hour away, but shes so happy with the service we are going back.
heres where we differ. I tip 20%. My mother said that you don’t usually tip owners as its poor Etiquette…. but she feels it’s too awkward not to tip for good service! So her and I tiped everyone. Sometimes hes not the one to cut my hair. Or do the blow out.
im curious who you tip and how much on this situation. I always tip the wash person. The person who does the blow out. And the owner.
Sorry European bees. I’m sure this baffles the mind. Just as it feels wrong not to tip in Europe.
Post # 2
As a hairdresser, this is how I feel… tips are half of my income, and are immensely appreciated, yet also important to me paying my bills. Stylists mostly work on either an hourly or a commission scale, so not all the money is ever directly being pocketed. If a stylist rents their chair or space, they’re also paying a lot for rent, product, etc.
As a salon owner, many of them are putting so much money back into their businesses that tips are always appreciated, especially on a service well done. Not tipping someone just because they own the place is no longer considered proper etiquette.
Think of getting your hair done… that stylist, owner or not, is spending 3 hours of their day on you. If someone didn’t tip me, I would assume that I had done my job poorly.
I would always tip.
Post # 3
Thank you. That’s what I assume and always do. My mother brought it to my attention that it was tacky to tip owners. But id rather be tacky and pay too much then leave too little. He literally spends 3 hours of his life on my hair. I can’t imagine NOT tipping for his amazing work. I appreciate someone in the industry to chime in on This post. It’s good to know.
Post # 4
EDubbs: I’m confused, does she mean you shouldn’t tip the person doing your hair if they own the place or you shouldn’t tip the owner if someone else did your hair?
I would personally tip whoever did the work – owner or not.
If the discussion was about tipping the person who did it and then also tipping the owner, then no, I wouldn’t do that. They get their money from the service (or chair rental), it would seem like double-dipping to me if they didn’t even do the work.
Post # 5
Another hairdresser here! Always tip! And don’t leave a 5 buck tip after 2-5 hour service! Also very important-always tip in cash!
Post # 6
EDubbs: glad to help 🙂 I love all of my clients fiercely and am always thankful and appreciate of the 20% tips I get after busting my butt on my feet for 10 hour days, and I’m sure yours does as well!