Hairstylist: how much tip?

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  1. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Hello guys,

    I previously took $10 haircuts from a barbershop but the last time, I went to Pierre & Carlo in the basement floor of Park Hyatt Philadelphia. The cost was $35; in addition, I tipped the hairstylist $10 and the shampoo-lady $5. I was very satisfied with the result; the hairstylist spent at least 30 minutes just cutting my hair. What a difference compared to what I received from a barbershop.

    I plan to cut my hair again over the weekend and I was wondering what would be an appropriate tip amount for the hairstylist and for the shampoo-lady (the person who washes my hair)?

    Thanks.
     


  2. vero_group

    vero_group Senior member

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    My cut is $30. I tip 20% and assume the stylist gives some to the shampooer. Total cost every three weeks: $36.00
     


  3. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    OK so I overtipped. I was confused because she didn't look very happy when I handed $10 to her and asked her to pass an additional $5 to the shampoo-lady. I think I'll tip $10 total from now on.
     


  4. vero_group

    vero_group Senior member

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    Well, not so fast -- I may be an undertipper. Let's see what someone else says...
     


  5. agent.5

    agent.5 Well-Known Member

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    About 10%. $90 at Vidal Sasson, SF. So, I just sign the credit card to $100. I don't tip the gal that wash my hair separately.
     


  6. friendlyone

    friendlyone Well-Known Member

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    20 percent. But I suspect I'm on the high side. I really like my stylist, and have known him for years, so I'm deliberately trying to give him a generous tip.
     


  7. justbrowsing

    justbrowsing Active Member

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    20% but that is for a $15 hair cut at the barber that takes all of 10 minutes if he is taking his time and is in a chatty mood that day. I think 15% is probably the most appropriate amount but in my case 20% works out to round dollar amount and I hate carrying change.

    A benefit of going bald is that I no longer have to worry about hairstyle (or pay the money for a good one); simply keeping the remaining hair short seems to be my only option.
     


  8. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    on a $35.00 cut, $2.00 to the shampoo person and $5.00 for the cutter is more than appropriate
     


  9. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    Agreed ont he 20% - the stylist is getting a good percentage of the initial cost anyway. If she gave you a face based on a 30% tip, I'd go somewhere else.
     


  10. mistahlee

    mistahlee Senior member

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    Ten dollars may be a bit much for a thirty-five dollar haircut.  But $5.00 would be too little and to give, say, $7.00 would appear parsimonious.  I say stick with the $10.00 because, you know what?  Your stylist will remember you well, will "fit you in" when you call at the last minute and will treat you like a V.I.P.
     


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    banksmiranda Senior member

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    My goodness, you guys pay a lot. When I used to go to a good local(hometown) barber she charged $8, and I gave her $10 - only a $2 tip, but 25%.[​IMG] Now that I'm away from home and I haven't yet come across a barber I've liked, my parents cut my hair every few weeks when they're in town for a conference, and I keep the edges clean and my neck shaved in the weeks in between. I think that the results are better, too, when my parents take care of it.
     


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    Pink22m Senior member

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    I wish I could look at it like that. [​IMG]
     


  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I usually tip 20% on a haircut. My barber also happens to be the owner (it is a 2 man operation), so a $25 (I have been going there for years, I used to get charged more in the beginning...I guess loyalty = discount [​IMG] ) haircut costs me $30 cash, all in all rather reasonable. Jon.
     


  14. Classic

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    $15CDN for haircut and tip.
    Been going to the same place for years.

    Classic
     


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    20% is about what I leave.

    Slightly off topic but I find really inconvenient those places that have one person wash your hair and some else cut it, and then you have to figure out how much to leave each.
     


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