(Closed) Hairdressers. Tipping the owner??

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
167 posts
Blushing bee

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. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  retrometro.
Post # 4
2014 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
167 posts
Blushing bee

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!

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