(Closed) Salon Asking to Pre-Pay…

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d tell them the situation and let them decide. You can only do what you can do, and if they are close enough friends to be standing up with you, I am sure that they will understand that! If they can’t help up front, they may want to dial back the services they signed up for.

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know this isn’t what you asked, but… They want you to pay a gratuity PRIOR to service? That’s ballsy.

Also if it were me I would ask my BMs which they preferred, giving me cash on the day or paying via card in advance, since I don’t know how they were planning to pay in general.


Post # 6
5192 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jilian.parzych:  let them know the situation ASAP so they can decide if they definitely want their hair done or not. I don’t like the idea of a deposit.

Post # 7
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

HOW can they possibly ask for gratuity in advance? That strikes me as rude and unprofessional. If you didn’t love the trial so much, I’d say bail, but I know it can be hard to find a stylist/salon you love…

Have you asked the salon if this can be negotiated? Especially the gratiuity part. If there’s no wiggle room, just tell the girls what’s up and let them decide what they want to do.

Post # 8
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As a hair stylist I think it’s totally appropriate to ask for the deposit in advance.I make commission and people don’t realize that our time is our money so last minute cancelations really hurt me… I do find it unprofessional of then to ask for 100% of the cost  to be paid a week prior. As far as including a tip now that’s just plain out rude!!! 

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