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Hairstylist: how much tip?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, May 13, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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.
     
  11. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Well-Known 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.
     
  12. Pink22m

    Pink22m Well-Known Member

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

    imageWIS Well-Known 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

    Classic Well-Known Member

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

    Classic
     
  15. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  16. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    $35.00 cut, $7.00 tip. Same guy who washes my hair cuts it, and he's been doing so for about 12 years. Best cut I ever got; I just hope that as long as I stay in Boston, he does too, and that he outlives me.

    @ Xmas time, I slip him an extra $40.00-50.00.

    - AJL
     
  17. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    I cut my hair by myself.

    I would not let any tip
     
  18. FCS

    FCS Well-Known Member

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    Lemme guess, no / not much hair to cut.
     
  19. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    I get a $30 haircut out here in suburbia. I tip $10 and leave the hair washing girl another $2.
     
  20. RIDER

    RIDER Well-Known Member

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    my wife cuts mine, never left a tip. Maybe I should reconsider.
     

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