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I'm never sure what to do... Do we not pay enough anyway? I have a few friends who say they never leave tips as they are charged enough, others say hairdressers are not paid much ? I have given a small tip occasionally but last time I didn't ?? It feels embarrassing both ways as 1.have I tipped enough? 2.awkward I haven't tipped at all ??
I have mine cut by one of the salon directors so I think she probably earns enough anyway. I do give a fiver to the lovely chap that washes my hair as he always gives me a fab head massage and I figure he probably doesn't earn all that much.
I always pay by card so never tip. She's become a good friend though and I don't think she expects it. Infact, the last time I went in, she wanted to experiment so didn't charge me for the foils she put in and the time before that she knocked £20 off.
I always buy her a Christmas present and occasionally throughout the year I take in a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.
Oh....fivers!??..The most I've tipped is two pounds... I only have a dry cut ...but I have it straightened and thinned out ..I have very thick hair ..it takes them ages but I don't go to one particular hairdresser.
The reason I didn't tip last time was ,this particular hairdresser was recommended by a friend who never leaves tips. So I started as I mean to go on
Last time I had my hair cut and coloured it was £85. I don't feel particularly inclined to hand over another five or ten quid. I did give my hairdresser at ten quid tip when she left to have her baby, but otherwise generally not.
Also most hairdressers are self employed and rent the chair in the salon so they decide what they charge. Its not like the old days when hairdressers were paid a pittance by an exploitative salon owner. Or am I wrong?
My salon shares tips between all the staff. I pay €35 for a cut & blow dry & hand over an extra €5 to be put in the pot for the staff. If I'm getting my highlights done I'll give them proportionately more.
i dont tip. dont understand the tipping culture to be honest. does the price charged not cover it all??? or where do u draw the line??
u may as well start tipping supermarket cashiers, bus drivers, doctors, nurses, dentists? where does it stop? i dont feel obliged to tip in restaurants, hairdressers or anywhere as things are expensive enough and the workers are bound to be getting a fair wage.