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Feeling guilty.. Tipped hairdresser only £5

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RMPM Tue 04-Feb-14 22:31:58

Having highlights, cut and blow dry is a costly business. Had above today at a discounted cost of £107 ( normally it costs £140). I didn't pay usual £10 tip but only £5. Is that really mean?! Feeling guilty...

Do most people tip and is it still 10%?

Your views would be welcome, thank you

Reese123 Tue 04-Feb-14 22:36:23

My bill is normally around £150, I tip £10. With the type of charges that we pay I don't think we should feel guilty.

Leedscatgirl Tue 04-Feb-14 22:38:17

I often wonder this
Is 10 percent ok?

hettie Tue 04-Feb-14 22:39:45

I don't tip at all (shrugs). Charges should be up front imho

gallicgirl Tue 04-Feb-14 22:40:05

Sheesh. I don't always tip. Depends if I have change.

WashingWashingWashing Tue 04-Feb-14 22:40:54

I never tip! Pay �50 every 3 weeks for retouch to roots and teeny tiny amount trim then blow dried. She earns more than me per hr!

IsItMeOr Tue 04-Feb-14 22:41:24

Blimey, I don't tip at all. My cut and dry is about £60, and I think that's plenty to cover less than an hour's work personally.

WashingWashingWashing Tue 04-Feb-14 22:41:58

What's going on with my pound signs?!

snowmummy Tue 04-Feb-14 22:42:12

I don't tip either. They charge enough.

flopsytherabbit Tue 04-Feb-14 22:42:52

I don't tip as I have the senior stylist / owner. I've never been made to feel uncomfortable with that and believe that is normal.

My DD (12) gives her hairdresser £2 for a £15 cut and blow dry.

Smartiepants79 Tue 04-Feb-14 22:43:02

I've never tipped a hairdresser in my life. I pay her £40 odd quid for less than 40 minutes work. I don't think that's a bad wage.
The only people I ever tip are in restaurants.

Scarletohello Tue 04-Feb-14 22:43:09

I never know whether to tip or not

< so generally don't...>

CockBollocks Tue 04-Feb-14 22:43:31

I don't tip.

gamerchick Tue 04-Feb-14 22:45:32

Mine is 15 quid and I always round it up to 20.

My hairdresser is amazing.. I'm not telling her she could be making silly money hmm

magentastardust Tue 04-Feb-14 22:47:32

I have always tipped -not loads £5 on a £45/50 bill. Speaking about it with a bunch of friends recently and they all looked at me as if I was mad and none of them tip their hairdressers. I felt a bit silly after -so should we be tipping yay or nay?

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Tue 04-Feb-14 22:49:51

I usually tip £5 for cut, £10 for highlights and £2 to the junior for hair washing. Bit more if I am particularly thrilled and have swooshy hair.

That said I don't think you should feel obliged to tip at all. Don't feel guilty OP, bet they were pleased to get a tip rather than upset you didn't give more!

MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Tue 04-Feb-14 22:52:24

I never give a tip. At least I'm consistent ly tight .

BrianTheMole Tue 04-Feb-14 22:57:50

Blimey, why do you need to tip at those prices?

RMPM Tue 04-Feb-14 23:09:46

Thank you all. Feeling less guiltysmile)
If it didn't cost so much in the first place I would be happy to tip a bit more but need to keep costs down!

Gamerchick, I need to visit your hairdressersmile)

Bunbaker Tue 04-Feb-14 23:13:09

"My bill is normally around £150, I tip £10. With the type of charges that we pay I don't think we should feel guilty."

£160 for a trip to the hairdresser shock
I never tip except at Christmas. I gave my hairdresser £10 and she was very happy and surprised.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 04-Feb-14 23:27:56

£150 for highlights??? Where are you?
I pay £35 (though hairdresser comes to the house).

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Tue 04-Feb-14 23:30:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 23:31:26

Christ are you lot all millionaires??

Just to let you in on a secret "nice n easy" by loreal is on offer at the moment £10 for two.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Tue 04-Feb-14 23:32:43

LEM grin

Prettykitty111 Tue 04-Feb-14 23:39:01

I never tip anyone. I take my nail and wax salon a Christmas box of choccies, wine and mince pies and I take my hairdresser a bottle of Tia Maria at christmas because its her favourite. Other than that nothing. I've just paid my salon over £1000 they do alright out of me as it is!

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