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How much should I be tipping my hair stylist? Just started at a new salon where they specialize so I have a colorist who does my highlights (takes about 2 hours) and a person who cuts, blow drys and styles my hair (takes about 30 minutes.) The cost for both is $150....how much should I tip each of them? Also occasionally, one of the helpers will wash my hair...do I tip this person, too? If so, how much?

Thu. Jan 11, 4:47pm

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Well I have no idea if what I do is "right" or not, but I add 15% to my payment at the end of the appointment. If my stylist wants to share it with anyone who helped her, then she is welcome to do that. Also, at Christmas, I add in a gift of cash that approximately equals the value of each of my 6-week cut & styles. I am curious as to what others do. Thanks for posting the question.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 4:56 PM

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Hmmm, this is 4:56 again. I think I could have been more clear about my Christmas gift. I add in a gift of cash that approximately equals the value of ONE of my 6-week cut & styles.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:00 PM

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20%. Unless you want someone to chop off your hair.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:05 PM

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I add 15-20% of the amount that the stylist charges for her service, and give it to her in cash. If you give it to them in cash, they can decide whether or not to declare the earnings; if you add it to your credit card, they'll get it as part of their paycheck, and Uncle Sam will get 20%-30% of what you gave them; I think of tipping as a "gift" in exchange for their hard work; the payment is the "salaried" part. That's why I choose cash.

So, before my appointments, I try to be sure to have cash. You can always ask the register people for change.

Also, I give the shampoo girl around $3. $5 if she gives me a good scalp massage. I figure she's got to be making less than the stylists; why should I leave it up to them whether or not she gets some extra money? She probably needs it more than either the stylists or I do.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:09 PM

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Next time you call for an appointment, how promptly will you want to be scheduled in?

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:37 PM

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Wow! So I should be tipping $30 for $150 in services? Seems like a lot. Don't know why it seems like a big deal for this but not for the servers in a restaurant. I guess because I assume that hair stylists get paid a decent amount more than below minimum wage waiters and waitresses.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 5:40 PM

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I tip 20 - 25% to my stylist and two or three dollars to the shampoo woman. My cut and color are around $100 and I visit every two months. I have never given my hair stylist a holiday tip. I have given him little gifts. I just learned of this holiday tip tradition (tip equal to one visit) this year and considered giving him more .... but the fact of the matter is that he makes as much money as I do - maybe more - and I don't see why I should give him $100 at the holidays. Am I wrong?

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 6:14 PM

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Wow. Really glad this is not something I have to worry about. Had no idea this kind of stuff was so criminally priced.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 6:20 PM

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im a hair stlist/owner of a salon and tipping is always interesting. depending on how much experience will depend on how much the stylist makes but it is NOT minnimun wage. so tips i think are more geared twards how you felt about your service. and if you put it in a charge or a check it is not always put into the pay check. it is up to the stylist to claim their tips and the owner to claim what they gave to the stylist to the irs. i had a client come in the first time i did his hair he laid down a $20 and said do you know what that is? i said a $20 he said no its your tip..do you know what tips stands fro ..i said no ..he said " to insure proper service. if you do a good job you will get it all..if there are things i dont like ..it will come out of the $20.....he was from NY ..my salon is in Mn..he got his hair cut every 2 weeks and his nails every week..i never forget what my tips mean

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 8:57 PM

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about holiday tips... I haven't been to my stylist since september but am going this weekend. so i haven't given her a holiday tip. does anyone think i should give her one now or did i get away with it by not going to her over the holidays?

i usually give 20% tips and a dollar or 2 to the girl that washes my hair.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:16 PM

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I go every 5 weeks for color (very rarely for styling -- I have hippie hair) and usually tip better than 20%. OTOH, I did not make a huge holiday gift, lets say 2/3's of the cost of a color job. My person says outright she's v. happy with this.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:54 PM

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I happen to know most stylists get most of what they charge and pay a small fee for the space. I'm sorry but I pay $70 for a cut and dry and I leave a 10%, I know this probably seems cheap but he's already making 70 bucks for half an hour of work so I think thats really good money. I do give him about $200 for X-mas. Hes always nice and does an awesome job on me. He also is way to chatty for me but oh well.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 10:41 PM

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Why do you give him $200 for a holiday tip? I don't get it. Do most people give these big holiday tips to hair stylists?

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 11:07 PM

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to the 10:41 poster... i think if you're paying $70 for a haircut that's pretty expensive. so in your case 10% is probably fair. my haircuts are usually about $45-$50 so i pay %20 tip.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 11:15 PM

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Well, I give my hairdresser a $7 tip on an $18 haircut, which is like 38%.
When I get the "works" (highlights, color, wash and haircut) I give probably 25 to 30%.
She does a really good job and my husband and I have both been going to her for almost 20 years.
I gave her $70 for xmas from the both of us. I figured that was about the price of a cut for my husband and the works for me.
She told me that there are some people so cheap they only give her $2 for an xmas tip on their haircut!
She has to rent her chair and pay her own taxes and such, so she only gets paid when she's got customers. She loves her job and that's why she does it, even though she's always struggling to pay her bills.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 11:29 PM

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well my sis has hero wn salon and she does my hair for free. I still tip her and she thinks its gold. She can be a real sweet heart. But it is generally anywhere from 5 to 50 dollars that she gets now depending on type of service. But if you go to the mall where she has worked before tip 'em good they make nothing there.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 1:00 AM

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I am a manicurist..and trust me you remember who tips at Christmas and who doesn't ..I go out of my way all year long to squeeze someone in, to do a quick fix....and umm I will take better care of a good tipper..that is just the way it works!!

Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:35 AM

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i worked in a salon for 2 year and most of the time it is over 15% and if there is a shampooer then you should also tip them a few bucks.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:06 AM

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When I was getting a cut/color the price was $80 and I tipped $20. I would go every 4-6 weeks. When the prices went above $80, I stopped getting the color and just get a cut occaisionally. The cut/style is now $60 and I still tip $20. They do a good job and I don't have to go as often. No shampoo person since the owners run the salon. I always hated that bigger salons have 3 different people touching your head - shampoo person, stylist and colorist. I always feel that the tip is so much more because it has to go to 3 different people. I don't tip for the holiday, but will bring in candy or a bottle of wine.

As for my nail salon, I go to one of the Asian salons where it is dirt cheap. I was going every 2 weeks for tips/pedicture/eyebrow wax and the total is around $55. 2 different techs did my nails - one for toenails and one for fingernails. I tip them $7 each and I did give them an additional $15 each in a Christmas card.

But I do agree that services for cut/color are criminally priced.....aaaahhh the cost of beauty!

Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:23 PM

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I live in downtown Chicago, and am posting to make everyone who lives in less expensive cities feel better!

My highlights are $110 - I tip $20.
My cut is $55 - I tip $10
And I give $2-$3 to the shampoo girl.

So, my total is almost $190!

Luckily, I only have to go once every 10 weeks!

Oh, and I typically choose my tips by figuring out 15%-20%, and then rounding up to the next bill (i.e. if it should be $8, I give a 10 dolloar bill; if it should be $12, I'll give a ten and a five. I am fortunate enough that I will not miss the extra $2, but the service I get by being a "good tipper" more than makes up the difference anyway!)

Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:29 PM

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I am a hairdresser. Usually people tip 15-20%, gives the shampooer $1-$5 and tips me a xmas gift if they come in during the holidays. I rarely get one beyond a week after xmas.And it is rarely the cost a a service. Sometimes it over the cost of a service but that is rare. Usually its $10-$20 extra tip in cash. I get presents also but believe me the cash or giftcards are so much more appreciated. And remembered.
And you must tip people seperately. Most times the tips wont be shared unless they are asked to share them. And who are these stylists that are earning most of the charge? And i also agree that stylists should be tipped as much as waittresses. Afterall.....the service last for weeks and it takes talent and patience.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 11:31 PM

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well waitressing takes another type of talent and patience as well!

I tip my hairstylist 20% and i get my hair cut every 5 weeks (i've got short hair). During the holidays, i'll give her a 40-45% tip but I in no way feel I owe her a gift the same cost as my hair cut. And luckily i don't have a shampoo girl to tip!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 12:31 AM

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I am a hair color specialist. My tips vary greatly from client to client. I think it just depends on what your budget can afford. Most of my tips range from 5 to 30 dollars.


Monday, January 29, 2007, 10:13 PM

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FYI about tipping servers at a restaurant-

Servers only make around $6 an hour- your tip is really all they get to keep and most of the time they do not get the whole tip because they have to give money to others such as the bussers, bar tenders etc. Hair stylists make their money and your tip is EXTRA to them for doing a great job. Big difference and no comparison!

Saturday, December 08, 2007, 3:24 AM

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Laser Hair Removal

I am very surprised that so many of you tip 15-20%. I tip about 20% but, to be blunt, I can afford it right now (couldn't always, and tipped much smaller amounts back when). I'm certain I have had hairstylists look wide-eyed at the amount and even argue with me that it is too much. Is it because I live in a small town?

I have been undergoing laser hair removal treatments on my legs. Initially it was in the office of a dermatologist, and I felt no compulsion to tip. But now I am in a spa-like place and I am suddenly starting to feel as though I should tip. It is $150 to $200 a session. Anybody out there tipping their laser technician?

Saturday, December 08, 2007, 9:43 AM

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WHERE do servers make $6 an hour? I made $7 when I lived in Alaska, but everywhere else the average pay for a waitress is $2.13 to $2.31 an hour. AND they still have to tip the bartender, host and busser at the end of the night, approximately 10% of their total sales split up between those. This is why I have gotten out of waitressing... The busser and hostesses generally make minimum wage, and still got tips. To put on top of that, living in a major vacation area from everywhere around the world, some people don't even know they SHOULD tip. People from Europe very seldom leave a gratuity.

I clean houses now and the rule of thumb that I heard on the radio the other day is that people who do a service for you, cleaning houses, nails, hair, should get a double tip at the holidays... So if your haircut is normally $60, you should give them $120 during the holidays.

I think if it's not during the holidays, you should tip 20% to 25% depending on the service, but if you DO NOT LIKE the outcome, You don't even have to pay!

Saturday, December 08, 2007, 10:02 AM

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I know this is about hair stylist but I pulled this is what came up when I googled it and each site said the same. Deciding whom to tip can be challenging. In the US, many in service industries base part of their income on tips. Further, some people, who are not tipped regularly, may expect a yearly tip, particularly when you can afford it. Knowing whom to tip in other countries can be confusing, since some countries have changed from no tip, to tip customs.

In the US, the following workers should be tipped at point of service:
Shampooer at Salon--2-5 USD
Hairstylist--10-15% of amount for service
Manicurist--10-15% for total amount
Masseuse 10-15% of massage price
Salon Owner-Tip not recommended

Waiter/waitress--15-20% of check
Bartender--1-2 US dollars (USD) or 15-20% of total tab
Pizza Delivery Person--10-15% of tab
Taxi or Limousine driver--15% of total
Valet Parking--5-10 USD upon taking your car and upon receiving it back Garage Attendant--5-10 USD upon taking your car
Skycap or Hotel Valet--1-2 USD per piece of luggage
Room Service--15-20% of tab
Hotel Housekeeping--1-5 USD per night
Furniture delivery--10-20 USD per piece of furniture or appliance
Floral delivery--5-10 USD
Catering waitstaff that you have hired—20-100 dollars per waiter/waitress depending upon the size and demands of the event

If you can afford it, those who provide you with regular service should be given a year-end tip as well. These include:

Hair stylist--price of one session, from 10-100 dollars
Newspaper Carrier--20-40 USD, more if you can afford it
Regular babysitter--1-2 nights of babysitting pay and a gift from your child or children
Nanny--1 week of pay and a gift from your family or child
Apartment Door Attendants--10-100 dollars
Apartment Garage Attendant--20-30 per attendant, especially if you don’t tip on point of service
Personal trainer--price of one session
Regular masseuse--price of one session
Housecleaners--one week’s pay
Personal assistant—one week to one month’s pay
Landscaper or gardening service—20-50 USD per worker.
Dog walker—one week’s pay
Refuse workers-10-25 USD per worker

Some people should be given end of year or end of service gifts instead of a tip. These include:
postal workers, teachers, private nurses, and people who make regular deliveries. Many delivery people, as well as postal workers, can accept a gift but not a cash tip. Giving teachers money as a tip is insulting, however a gift certificate is usually quite welcome.

Canada employs similar tipping practices to the US. Until recently, Australians did not welcome a tip, although now some restaurants and hotels do expect tips. Some countries in Europe add a gratuity onto the bill, which you should check prior to tipping. For example Austria adds a 10% service charge. However, it’s expected to add about 5% more. In the UK, England may add a service charge. Tipping at pubs, however, is not expected. In Ireland most restaurants already add a tip, but if none exists, follow tip practices for the US.

Even though most European countries charge a service charge in lieu of a tip, this doesn’t mean one cannot offer a 10% or higher tip. When no service charge is assessed, one should definitely add the tip. In Australia, you may simply want to inquire what tipping practices are common where you will be staying and eating. Inquire this of the manager instead of the service person, because it puts the service person in a difficult spot where he or she must request money of you if a tip is expected.



Saturday, December 08, 2007, 10:09 AM

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Forget buying presents for my family or donating to charity this year! Apparently, I need to give a holiday bonus to anyone I came into contact with this year.

Saturday, December 08, 2007, 2:51 PM

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what should you give the mailman? i had never heard of this before just recently..

Monday, December 10, 2007, 11:13 AM

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I buy a professional grade hair dye and developer. I spend $5. I go to my mom's and she touches up the roots. I give her $40 for bingo. It's still cheaper than the salon, better company and I get compliments. When I do go to the salon for cuts and fancier things, I tip 20%. Herego, I don't go often.

Monday, December 10, 2007, 4:58 PM

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I give the mailman a card with a $10 or a $20 in it. And I ALWAYS get a hand-written thank-you note back! The mailman is the only one I get thank-you notes from!

Monday, December 10, 2007, 6:27 PM

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Tipping Hair Styist

I have never tipped my hair styist and I never will. Her prices are high enough and there is no way I would give a percentage of what I pay unless I go to a beauty school where the students are not getting paid.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:20 PM

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That's probably why you're walking around with bad hair......

I tip 20% standard. My stylist runs her own salon and I see how hard she runs herself around, my hair always looks awesome and she will accomodate me for anything. It's not like I go to Supercuts, which is great for a 9 year old. I have color, highlight, cut and style done and she's worth every penny!

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:42 PM

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Tip Nicely

Most of the time it's proper to tip $10 an hour (both of my best friends do hair), it is also appropriate to tip the hair washer $5-$10, taking into consideration the person (is she in school, a single mom, etc.) and how much attention and time she spends on you (is it the same girl every time, does she make polite conversation, give you a little extra massage, etc.) Most of the times hair dressers make no where near as much money as we'd like to think, so they rely pretty heavily on tips!

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:10 PM

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Holiday Tipping

Also, it's appropriate to give each person a bonus at Christmas equal to one service - the washer should just get double her normal tip!

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:12 PM

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Haha, you're all crazy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 6:36 PM

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Thanks for this thread. I have always tipped well, but always wondered...

My sister used to say "Always tip for a service"

As for 5:16, give me a break

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 7:19 PM

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I'm not rich like most of you appear to be. I go to super cuts where they charge $12 for a haircut & blow dry without a wash (they spray my hair with water).

I always give my favorite stylist a $20, which means her tip is $8. And if I happen to get a cut from her around xmas time I give her $30, which makes her tip $18. She always seems so very pleased with my tips, so I'm thinking they are good. Are they?

If she's not there when I need a cut and someone else does it for me, I give them $15, which makes their tip $3. But if I can hold out, I'll leave and come back another day so she can do it.

What do you guys think? Am I being fair to them?



Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:05 PM

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My son was recently a waiter in AZ and made 2.31 an hour before tips. I was amazed at the stories he would tell about how cheap people were tipping.
Now he is a hair dresser just starting out and when he assists, his tip depends
on the stylist he is working for. Some Conveniently forget to share.
Hair school was surprisingly expensive ,more than my nursing degree!
Salon's vary in reimbursement. When you are just starting out and you rent space, it can be pretty tough.

If you get good service, tip generously. We all started at the bottom at some point, and if you can afford 150.00 for your hair, or a weeks worth of groceries for one meal...

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:32 PM

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Is it possible your son was a lousy server ;) We hear a lot about lousy tippers, but not much about lousy service - haha.

I'm more than happy to tip well for good service. The cost of someone's school , the honesty of their co-workers, or their costs for doing business aren't really issues for the customer, though. And after I spend $150 on my hair, you think I have anything left to spare??? Just kidding - I'm all for tipping and, hopefully, for your son, once he builds his clientele and establishes himself - his faithful customers will take care of him with good tips.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:53 PM

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I cut, color & style my own hair and everyone elses in the family. Do my own manicure and pedicure.
Tip Mailman 50, UPS 50, Grocery Delivery 5, Skycap 5 dollars per bag or 20 for Five. Tip 30% at restaurants I frequent and 10-20% at others depending on service. My Mother taught me to be a good tipper, it makes a difference. One restaurant we frequent had a long line, we were spotted by an employee and he was willing to put us in front, we told him we would wait...this is what a good tip will get you...

Friday, May 16, 2008, 12:19 AM

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7:21 if you are a professor, you should really know better how to spell the word offense, shouldn't you? LOL

Friday, May 16, 2008, 11:47 PM

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Maybe he/she is not a professor of English. The professors in my astronomy, geology and anthropology classes couldn't spell ordinary words to save their lives. Like one of them consistently misspelled the word green as grean and graphics as graffix, while he had absolutely no problem with the word pneumonultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. They all gave some awesome lectures and I enjoyed every minute of all the learning I experienced with them.

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12:55 AM

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I have my bridal run through today and was wondering how much to tip...
And after reading the comments, I still have no idea! The service is going to cost $60, no wash or cut, just style. I think i'm going to stick with a $10 tip. I am kind of poor right now, saving for my wedding, and just graduating college with no job yet. I think that is the most my budget can give. My only worry is that if my stylist feels this isnt a great tip, and then messes it up on purpose for my wedding because of it.
Ugh, I guess I'll find out in 1 month.

As for servers... I work at a chain Italian restaurant, and we get paid 60% of minimum wage, the least amount they are allowed to pay tipped employees. Tips are hit or miss. You can give someone excellent service and they leave you nothing, and you can give poor service, and they leave you $50, I really don't understand it. But usually, I can admit to my mistakes when I get a poor tip, and I give them bad service. But honestly, there ARE some cheap people out there!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 9:30 AM

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I wouldn't worry about you stylist messing up you hair for your wedding. A lot of their business is from word of mouth, and I don't think anyone wants it going around that they ruined someones wedding day out of spite.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 10:37 AM

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If you have a good rapport with your stylist, she should know that you're maxed out with money and won't begrudge a lower tip.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 10:50 AM

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20% no matter what. It's your hair!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 11:27 AM

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Actually , the stylists/colorists tip plays a big role in his or her salary. Most stylists/colrists make about a quarter of what you pay for the service. It is usually depending on the agreement that the stylist has with the owner, but it is never over 50%( meaning of the price you pay for the service) and the stylist/colorist pays for his or her own color and /or products. So NO, tipping is NOT too much regardless of the price that you pay . .. Also, please understand why a colorist or a stylist raises his/her price.. this is the only way they get a raise in this business.

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 7:38 PM

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Actually , the stylists/colorists tip plays a big role in his or her salary. Most stylists/colrists make about a quarter of what you pay for the service. It is usually depending on the agreement that the stylist has with the owner, but it is never over 50%( meaning of the price you pay for the service) and the stylist/colorist pays for his or her own color and /or products. So NO, tipping is NOT too much regardless of the price that you pay . .. Also, please understand why a colorist or a stylist raises his/her price.. this is the only way they get a raise in this business.

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 7:40 PM

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For someone who does my hair really well, and I want to keep going to her and keep getting the same outstanding results, I tip well. I give her 30% of the total as a tip each time I'm there, regardless of what she does. And at Christmas and on her birthday I give her 60%. She also does favors for me. On my birthday she gives me a free wash, scalp massage, cut & style. I give her a 60% tip then.



Sunday, October 19, 2008, 7:48 PM

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I've always tipped well, at least 20%. I went to a salon owner and didn't tip, well tipped the hairwasher, and the salon owner was really rude. I asked friends and family beforehand and they said no, just tip the employees. It was so embarrassing and she stil holds a grudge even though I only didn't tip her twice.

Monday, October 20, 2008, 10:56 PM

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You Nailed It!

I am a salon owner and this is the best explination of tipping your stylist and their co-workers. I get asked this question by clients fairly often and am always nervous about explaining it the wrong way. Thank you.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 2:25 PM

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You Nailed It!

I am a salon owner and this is the best explination of tipping your stylist and their co-workers. I get asked this question by clients fairly often and am always nervous about explaining it the wrong way. Thank you.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 2:26 PM

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What ever happened to giving people something that feels right?
I gave my hairstylist/colorist a bottle of French Cognac for Christmas.

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 4:28 AM

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Tell you what, I'm thinking about changing professions!! I'm a teacher.. educate the masses and what do you get as a tip??? A bit of snot stuck onto a sheet of homework... *sigh*

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 5:21 AM

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Are you kidding me

I go to a wonderful salon and get color, full foil and trim total $ 130.00- $150.00 . I am very fond of my hair stylist , I am always very happy with the results, I enjoy the time away from my husband, kids, and pets... ahhh one afternoon to my self once every 6-8 weeks... Yes, that is in a way priceless.... But there is no way I would be able to afford giving a holiday gratuity that equals the cost of my regular service... I tip her $ 30. 00 per visit, honestly I am not the type to pass holiday gifts around to everyone.... I do not send the kids to school with gifts for their teachers, I never have the same mail carrier for more than a month at a time, and I tip the pet groomers when my pets get groomed... According to this site I should be locked up in the lack of holiday gift giving jail. Who else am I mising... the girl scout who sells me cookies and the deli server at the market.... Guess I could just skip my husband, parents and kids. :)

Sunday, November 07, 2010, 7:32 PM

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tipping

your hairdresser is either making a minimal salary ($50 per day..and 8-10 hours all day on his or her feet...)or making commission...
$30 sounds great as a tip, but as a hairdresser who does all of her own work..cutting, coloring, styling and washing... even 20 or 25 is a great tip!

Monday, November 08, 2010, 10:34 PM

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Hair Stylist

So I still have a question. Do you tip the hairstylist if she's the owner? I always do, but I was just wondering.

Another question regarding tipping servers...In Oregon it is law that servers must be paid minimum wage $8.40. If a server serves 8 tables per hour and makes $10 from each table (at a higher end restaurant) that would mean he/she makes $400 in tips during a 5 hour shift, correct. Take off $40 for the busboy/girl and that leaves $360 in tips per night, correct? Now take away a realistic $100 because not every table will be occupied every hour during the 5 hour period. That leaves $260 in tips per night, times five days a week that equals $1300 in tips per week. So for the month a server could potentially earn $5200 plus $700 take home in wages after taxes? The average teacher earns $3500 per month which includes insurance. Did I miss something here?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 1:01 PM

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Tipping professionals is insulting

No you are not wrong. I abhor the idea of tipping for professional services. I pay the fee charged, just as I do with my plumber, electrician, physician, etc. A hair stylist is a professional, I wouldn't insult my doctor by tipping, so why would I do that with my stylist? Absolutely I would tip the shampoo person, the waiter, the delivery person, but not the owner, the doctor, the stylist, etc. I do give gifts at Christmas, simply because my sylist is a valued person in my life.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 8:56 PM

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This question makes me smile. I get a $15 haircut about every two months. The haircut is good and I am happy with it. I have never had my hair colored. I love my gray and people comment how pretty it is (guess it is pretty rare to go gray these days). I tip the stylist $5. which is about a 33% tip but at those prices I am pretty sure she is not making a ton of money in base salary. My appointment usually takes about 15 or 20 minutes because I rarely get my hair washed at the salon.

I used to get a $75 cut in an upscale salon. In all honesty, I feel like I was paying for cache of the salon. I am happier with the more basic care.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 9:33 PM

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Just a clarification for 1:01. Servers on average have between 2 and 5 tables. Eight tables would mean you are serving approximately 30-40 guests at once. I've done it very rarely and in very short spurts when management has cut down the floor not realizing the restaurant would get busy again, but it's very rare.

To clarify the average salary of a server, I'll use myself as an example. I work 5 nights a week, from 5pm to 2am and my sales are usually between 600 and 1000 dollars. This means that my tips are approximately 120-200 a night. However, I have to tip out. On a slow night, there is no food runner. On a busy night, there is a food runner. So, figure on a 600 dollar night I make 120 and then tip out 3 percent of my sales (18 dollars), so I walk with about 100 dollars for 9 hours work. On a busy night, I make 200, but tip out 27 and then give the foodrunner 20, so I walk with about 150 dollars for 9 hours work. It's not horrible, in fact, I think it's pretty decent pay and I like the hard work. But, it's definitely not 3-400 dollars a night or there would be a line out the door for people to become servers.



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It's 8:02 again...just noticed that 1:01 compared a server/teacher salary. I've actually taught the past three years (I've kept up serving in the summer). I made about the same serving as I did teaching my first year (my first year I made 40K). But, as a server I owed 1000 in taxes at the end of the year and as a teacher I got 1000 back in taxes at the end of the year. In addition, I made 45K my second year and at that point I was bringing in more teaching than I would have serving. Also, as a teacher you have better hours, guaranteed pay (no worrying about a slow night throwing your bills off or a snow storm killing your ability to pay your rent), and good benefits.

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 8:16 AM

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Hi 8:16
I think you need to calculate the cost of a 5 year college education when comparing teacher's salary with the salary of a server. I'm sure you will also agree that a teacher does not walk in the door at 7:30am and leave at 3:30pm. Your work is never finished. You will be writing lesson plans and correcting papers after hours and on the weekends. Yes, the summers off are wonderful; however, you will be required to go back to school to maintain your license, and most likely you will take these classes during the summer. The greatest perk of our profession is that you will make an investment in the lives of young people and excite them about learning. This is our true reward.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:31 PM

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Ok I'm hairs stayle. and 70$$ for a cut it's good but 10% of tips really that's no that good !! Let me tell you why 70 $$ is not 100% for the stayles remember is haf for the owner who's hem workin !!so thinks a bout it my frend 10% now in this moment it's nothing if that person did a good doog job 12$$ tips that's is nice

Sunday, August 07, 2011, 7:39 PM

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Fabio37 - I have no idea what the hell you just said.

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