(Closed) How much to tip on Keratin Treatment

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I tipped 20% when I got mine. It was a lot, but it was worth it.

It took three hours – that was three hours that my stylist would’ve been working on other clients and making other tips. So I definitely didn’t want to screw her over. They rely on those tips to make a living.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@MsEucalyptus: $30.00 would work fine! To be honest, and I don’t know if this was rude of me…but I didn’t tip my hair stylist at all when I got the Brazilian Straightening Process done, just because it was already $300-$350, just like yours is! I know there is a lot of profit there & it’s already REALLY expensive for me, so I didn’t tip anything. But, I think $30.00 is very reasonable and a good price to tip!!

I live in Florida, so the humidity is CRAZY here so I know what you mean about getting exciting to get it done! I got the Brazilian done 3 times and LOVED it. I want it done again but I have to wait until we get a little more financially stable since we just bought our first house. Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MsEucalyptus: I don’t have much sage advice on tipping. I always tip my stylist 20% and my normal cut and color cost is about $200. So I would do the same for the Keratin treatment.

I really just wanted to tell you that our weather has been treating my hair badly too. I actually went through the effort to straighten it on Wednesday. What a waste… I really should know better!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Tip 15-20% of the cost. Please. They could have had 4 or 5 appointments and made $20 tips at each of them in the time it takes to do the treatment.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

@MsEucalyptus: If you live near an Ulta, you can get your first treatment for $200 and continued treatments for $250.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow. The Brazilian blowout product is like $700+ a bottle. Then you have to figure in 30% goes to taxes, employee pay if much, salon overhead, honestly… There’s not much profit there and they’re missing out on 2-3 clients. I got my 2nd Brazilian blow out 2 days ago and tipped 20% both times. Ya it sucks but if you go out to dinner tip is 20% at olive garden or the fancy steakhouse. If you can’t afford to tip you can’t afford the service.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MsEucalyptus: sorry to hear about this! i second the Ulta thing. I worked there for a few years and did NUMEROUS coppola keratin treatments on my clients. my services ranged from 175 (at it’s very early introduction) to 400 (and that was HUGELY discounted…i’m talking 100 bones) depending on length of hair. typically 15-20% is suggested. there is a LOT of work that goes into the process when done correctly. however, i’ve received tips from $5 (on a 275 service WTF) to $100 per visit on some of my repeat clients who had gotten their keratin done by me about a dozen times. that area was strangly diverse and very wealthy, with some of the cheapest a-holes you’d ever meet. so general rule, 15-20. 

 

i hope you can get this done! it really is worth it!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you considered a Brazilian blowout? It’s not as harsh on your hair and you can wash it the next day! You should research it, theres a lot of pros to doing that instead.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Keratin isn’t harsh on your hair at all. It actually improves the hair’s health.

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