- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
it really varies. I adored my old stylist (she moved away…waaaah) so I tipped a minimum of 20%, always. She would do complimentary bang trims so I would usually hand her $5 or so, depended more on what i had on me (always at least 5. Bang trims didn’t require washing my hair,a dn took maybe 5 minutes). One day I was in for a bang trim, and she showed me how to use a new curling iron I bought and did my whole head and styled my hair. I definitely tipped her way more than $5.
I tried a new salon and wasn’t impressed. When I confirmed time and price prior to my appointment they apparently didn’t include the fact that it’s  extra to wash my hair and  extra to blow dry my hair. It’s a small salon, not super fancy. This added a lot more on (seriously, it just about doubled the price of a cut). The girl seemed really annoyed taht I wanted my hair washed, rolled her eyes a bunch. Then she said she could only do a quick blow out b/c she had to meet her friends for drinks. It’s not my fault enough time wasn’t budgeted – I specifically made sure my cut included a style (except, obviously, it didn’t). How do I know if I like the cut if my hair is wet? They stil charged me the full price even though my hair was clearly NOT dry all the way. I think I only tipped 10%. She also cut my hair unevenly and said I’d have to come back to have it fixed.
Current salon. I tipped much more b/c I bought a Groupon so th eprice for a cut and color was much cheaper – I tipped on what it would have cost. I tipped a little over 20%, and will likely continue to tip that amount