(Closed) How much do you tip your hairdresser?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much do you tip your hairdresser?
    I don't tip. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    5%-10% : (9 votes)
    11 %
    10%-20% : (60 votes)
    71 %
    30%+ : (14 votes)
    16 %
    I don't go to a salon. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I go to a friend of mine that has her own little salon in her house. If I were spending between 80-110 I would give her atleast $20 or $30.

    ETA: I’m also a really generous tipper so that may be more than usual. She is a close friend and it’s her only source of income so I tip her well. She usually gives me a deal too so I tip her the price of what I should be paying, not the deal.

    Post # 4
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    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    20-25%

    Post # 5
    Member
    670 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I usually spend 120-130 on my hair and tip $15 or $20

    Post # 6
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    15-20% minimum

    Post # 7
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I always tip 20%. I go to an expensive salon, and it’s not unheard of for me to pay $150 to get my hair done, so I would add $30 for the tip. It’s like any other service, and I think anything under 15% is being stingy. If I couldn’t afford the tip, I wouldn’t have my hair done. It’s just something I account for when I make the appointment.

    Post # 8
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always tip her $30-40 regardless of it’s just a trim or a color/cut.  She does a great job and I love her dearly as a person.

    Post # 9
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Since this woman owns her own business and therefore makes all the profit (minus expenses of course like any other business) I don’t think you even need to tip her at all. So I think your tips are more than enough.

    I own a business that makes websites. Nobody tips me on top of the price they pay for their website, because I am a business owner and the profits go to me. It would make more sense if they tipped the individual developer who worked on their site (not that that ever happens).

    Post # 10
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    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I tip my stylist 20 percent.

    Post # 11
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    8692 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    At least 15%, but usually more like 30%. Even if she’s an independent stylist she’s still relying on those tips to pay rent there, her supplies, etc…I don’t see why it would be any different than at a regular salon.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I always try to tip 20%. Usually when I go it’s for a partial highlight/glaze/&cut so I can spend anywhere between 150-220 depending on how rich I think I am that day 😉 hahaha…she works out of a salon, & usually I tip between $25-$40.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @pokie45:   $7-$10 is really not enough, unless she is doing a bad job. 

    I usually tip between 20-25%

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Westwood:  the difference is, at least at the salons I know, the hairdresser makes half of her invoice & usually pays to “rent” a chair for the day. So, if it’s independent, she’s making total profit rather than paying part of her earning to a salon.

    Post # 15
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I get color done every 3 months which is $45 and I usually leave $10-$15.  When I get a color wash and trim in between its like $15 total so I leave $5:) she takes care of me so I return the favor. Been going to her for over 2 yrs now and have my own set prices,not her new listed prices. She owns her own business/suite. For about a year now. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    When I get a wash, cut, and blow dry, it’s usually $30.00, so I give her like $7.  When I get color too, I give like $10.  I have no clue as to what that percentage is.. I am not good in math!

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