(Closed) How much do you tip your hair stylist? Highlights and a trim…

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s like tipping a waitress. 18% seems standard for good service, although I round up to 20.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think my lady charges me something like 15-20 bucks and I usually tip her five bucks because she does an AMAZING job and exactly what I want every time the first time. But I only get it cut and styled, no coloring or perming.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

My stylist is amazing so I typically tip 20% as she goes out of her way to accomodate me and my crazy thick hair.

That being said the normal is 15% although tipping isn’t required if the cut/color/styling is terrible. It is all dependent on your satisfaction.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We either get paid commission or booth rent. So tips are essential to our survival lol.

I always tip AT LEAST $10 but the girl that does my hair is one of my good friends and does an amazing job.

Most clients will leave a min of $5.00

I say 15-20% is common. It also depends on how satisfied you are. If your cut and color are terrible (and I dont mean you DONT like it; you should give a stylist a few tries to get it right. I just mean like it turned out a disaster- color is REALLY messed up…. or you have a whack job haircut etc…. then I wouldnt leave a tip! lol )

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I tip 20% typically, maybe a little more. I haven’t gotten highlights in a while though. A few weeks ago I got a cut and demi-permanent dye and tipped about 25%.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I tip 20%

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My last hair appt I tipped 11% I did this because I think the whole thing was way overpriced. This is partially my fault because I should have asked about pricing prior, but I just didn’t think a simple haircut, and six foils would cost as much as it did.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Hair cuts are expensive now! I give whatever i feel is best.  But it depends if they rent a booth or if they own the place.  I try to give more if they rent. 

But i never know if i am giving the right amount.  I dont always want to be forced to spend $200 on my hair!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always give $20.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Always 20%.  Mine went out on her own so she is more affordable now- it is 40 for a wet cut and 40 for partial foils, so I tip $16 on top of that.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I tip 20 percent of the total cost of all services (cut, color touch-up, highlights/lowlights, brow waxing, etc.)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I tip 20% of total cost.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I tip 15-20%. Usually it’s on the higher side but it definitely depends on quality of service, just like anything else (:

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tip 20% at minimum for any service, 23 or 24% if they did a especially good job. I don’t tip at all though if I’m not satisfied with the work.

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