(Closed) How Much Do You Tip At Hair Salon?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I always tip $10, regardless of what I’m getting done. Then again I’ve never paid more than $30 something for a haircut.

Post # 33
4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My colorist works at a salon I could *never* afford if it weren’t for him knowing my Boyfriend or Best Friend for nearly 20 years. He hooks it up, big time.

The first time I went in for a $400 corrective color, he charged me $75, and I tipped him $125.

Now, he charges me $75 for a $200 color and $30 for a $60 hair cut. My last bill was $105, and I tipped $55.

If you’re getting some massive hook up, definitely tip them for what you *should* be spending.

If you are paying regular pricing, I’d say at least 20%. It will come back to you: he will move other appointments to get me in, or even come in early or stay late.

Post # 34
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I tip 20-25%. I think my haircut is $60-$70, I forget. You should also tip whoever shampoos your hair or gives you a blowout if it’s not the same stylist.

Post # 35
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Usually I tip hair / makeup / spa services 20%.  However, my haircuts are $85 and I usually tip $20. Mostly because we have to tip in cash at my salon and I never have $17 in cash, so it’s easier to give a $20 and I’m too lazy to ask her for change!

Post # 36
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Depends, I guess… on a $30-some haircut, I give her a $10.  For $100 cut and color, I give her a $20, maybe more for highlights that look good.

Post # 37
51 posts
Worker bee

A happy hairdresser/beauty therapist means a happy client! not nessary to tip anyone but at the sametime I know my stylist will always fit me in somewhere and not leave me stuck! Its worth building up a good relationship with your hairdresser, and yes they for sure remember if your a tipper or not!

Post # 38
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013


My hair cuts are like $25 (God love Vermont), and I generally tip $15.

My entire family has had this one amazing hair lady for like 10 years. She’s become the most popular in the salon, so we have to tip well to keep getting appointments with her!

Post # 39
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

20-25%. My stylist is awesome and only charges $35 for a cut!

Post # 40
11462 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I always tip 20 percent for salon services. Before I relocated, I used to pay about $253 for a cut, color, and foil highlights and lowlights, and an eyebrow waxing, so my tip was over $50, plus something small for the shampoo person.  Since I’m no longer working and live in a small town, I am thankful that salon services are much less expensive here, but I still tip 20 percent.

Post # 41
6886 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I guess I tip cheaply… Mine for color costs close to $100 and cut is about $40.00 I ususally tip each person only $10

Post # 42
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HeatherD16:  OK!  Phew!  Haven’t pissed anyone off!  

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