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SockswithSandals Thu 09-Feb-17 21:49:43

Not sure what to do. Going to Toni and Guy for my first haircut in over two years tomorrow, it's going to cost £50 as it's with a style director stylist. Do I also then leave a tip? I'm inclined to say no as £50 is a lot for me for a haircut (but no one can cut my hair as good as her so going elsewhere is pointless) and I assume being a style director for Toni and Guy she'll already be on a decent salary so not absolutely reliant on tips....? So AIBU to not tip?

PurpleDaisies Thu 09-Feb-17 21:50:41

I've never tipped a hairdresser. I wouldn't worry about it.

KoolKoala07 Thu 09-Feb-17 21:53:16

I'd be surprised if she were on great money. Hairdressers/ beauty therapists that's are employed earn min wage (location dependant) and a senior may earn slightly more.

HelenaWay Thu 09-Feb-17 21:54:28

I've never tipped anyone let alone my hair dresser.

Creampastry Thu 09-Feb-17 21:59:56

Yanbu .., the world and his wife expect tips these days.

Only1scoop Thu 09-Feb-17 22:01:01

I always tip
I'd be embarrassed not to

Crunchyside Thu 09-Feb-17 22:01:51

I wouldn't tip for a haircut that is already that expensive but I do round up smaller amounts. e.g. I took my toddler for a haircut and they charged £6, I gave the lady £10 and told her to keep the change, because even though it didn't take long to do my sons hair, I thought she was really great and patient with him despite him being a typical fidgety toddler who wouldn't always look in the right direction!

It's odd how we tip certain professions but not others. We don't tip flight attendants, childcare workers (that would be bribery...?!), parcel couriers, post office workers, etc... But we tip waiters and taxi drivers. It's such an odd cultural phenomenon.

19lottie82 Thu 09-Feb-17 22:02:46

If there's an apprentice who washes my hair I usually give them a few quid, but I don't tip the hairdresser, no.

sonyaya Thu 09-Feb-17 22:03:33

I don't tip hairdressers.

piginboots Thu 09-Feb-17 22:03:53

I go to Tony and Guy and don't tip.

zubaspal Thu 09-Feb-17 22:07:07

You don't have to leave a tip but it's a nice thank you as you say nobody can cut your hair as good as her.
Sometimes clients bring in biscuits or a small box of chocolates (it might be the only thing we eat all day when it's busy)

SockswithSandals Thu 09-Feb-17 22:36:27

Ok thanks everyone for the responses. Think I'll go with not leaving a tip! I will feel awkward but £50 is a lot of money so I don't feel I should spend even more.

YouHadMeAtCake Thu 09-Feb-17 22:41:54

I always tip my hairdresser, beautician,brow and lash lady, nail tech. Always. It's up to you of course but it's usual to tip a hairdresser .

HelenaWay Thu 09-Feb-17 22:45:46

but it's usual to tip a hairdresser I would say it's very unusual where I come from. I don't know anyone who tips for anything.

kel1234 Thu 09-Feb-17 22:47:25

I always tip

PurpleDaisies Thu 09-Feb-17 22:49:56

I always tip my hairdresser, beautician,brow and lash lady, nail tech. Always. It's up to you of course but it's usual to tip a hairdresser

Maybe where you are but I honestly don't know anyone who tips people in those roles and I've never seen anyone tip them when I've been there. I always (except in the case of bad service) tip waiters.

tovelitime Thu 09-Feb-17 22:50:30

I would tip £5 to the hairdresser and £1 to the shampoo girl. It is expensive but I was always brought up to tip the hairdresser

Only1scoop Thu 09-Feb-17 23:00:25

If I only had my hair cut every two years I'd certainly factor in a tip

ofudginghell Thu 09-Feb-17 23:03:09

£50 in two years is not a lot at all for hair upkeep.
£50 every 6-8 weeks maybe but not for two years.

It's a myth that hairdressers get paid more than most.
Some depending on length of service will be on a lower wage but have a commission rate when they reach certain targets and some will be on a higher wage if they have been there with an established client base for a long time.
It's the trainees and shampoo staff that tend to be on lower wages like in most professions.
At the end of each week if my clients haven't tipped the trainee that well I always put some extra in her pot and some weeks people are more generous.
I never expect a tip or rely on them however it is a lovely feeling that someone is that happy with the whole service they choose to give you extra.
Nothing wrong with that

Crunchyside Fri 10-Feb-17 14:15:41

Whatever you do, don't be like my mum - she'll let a hairdresser absolutely butcher her haircut, but still leave tip and say "it's lovely thanks!" before going home to cry because they did such a shit job!

WineAndTiramisu Fri 10-Feb-17 14:21:49

I would always tip the hairdresser, I think mine is £41 for cut and highlights and I always give him £45, however if it was £50 just for a cut I don't think I would!

GeneralTFuckup Fri 10-Feb-17 14:45:14

I always wonder the same thing, I am at the hairdressers every six weeks and its rather expensive. It's my only treat really. But if I tipped I would be paying a fortune every time, I'd feel the need to leave a fiver rather than a pound or two, and I would find it harder to justify that amount? I feel bad every time though.

emsler Fri 10-Feb-17 14:56:52

I always tip my hairdresser, usually around a tenner (which is about 10%, haircuts are obviously expensive where I am!) But I wouldn't if I didn't like the cut!

hellsbellsmelons Fri 10-Feb-17 14:58:48

I don't tip my hairdressers.
Mega expensive already.
I usually do a bigger tip around Christmas to share out.
Job done!

NotTheBelleoftheBall Fri 10-Feb-17 15:00:09

I always factor in a tip for both the shampoo girl and the dresser - I give them each £5, irrespective of the price of the haircut (usually £45ish).

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