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    Tipping for haircuts?

    Recently I was talking to my buddy about haircuts and he could not believe I don't tip them...so I was wondering do most people tip their hairstylist?



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Yes. Generally 2 bucks.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    I do, but I don't like it. Usually 2 bucks & change as well.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Along with the tipping thread the other day, this one doesnt make a lot of sense to me either. You're paying for the service (unlike food where its 'billed for the food, tip for the service'). Unless the service was exceptional, why should there be a tip? Charge more if the 'standard' price isnt enough. I usually add a couple bucks to the receipt, but i dont like that its become expected.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    $2 for stylists I don't know (usually in Ames), $3 stylists I know back at home


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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Yes, you should tip your barber.


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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Its a service, they aren't getting paid $20/hr to cut your hair. It's just like tipping a bartender or a server...which I would hope you actually do.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    When I had other people cut my hair, I've never even thought of tipping a barber.


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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Just like at a restaurant, if the they do a good job, I tip. Usually 3 bucks where I get my hair cut, makes it an even 20.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    I always tip because I go back to the same girl every time for my haircut and she always does a great job...haircut is $45 and I tip between 12-15 bucks. She takes her time and cuts exactly how I Want it. I had some bad haircuts right before I found her so I appreciate her and I show it with a decent tip.

    I am very surprised to hear that people don't tip on their haircut...I have honestly never hear of someone not tipping on their cut



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    If I find someone who does a good job, and I continue to go back to them I usually give a five dollar tip.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    I do. I don't quite understand why though.



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tjh1984 View Post
    haircut is $45 and I tip between 12-15 bucks.
    Holy cow, I can't imagine dropping $60 on a haircut. That's approaching the Steve Alford hair care budget. Where do you go?



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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tysforcy View Post
    Its a service, they aren't getting paid $20/hr to cut your hair. It's just like tipping a bartender or a server...which I would hope you actually do.
    They may not be getting 20/hr, but theyre not getting below minimum wage either, like servers often are.

    If its not enough, charge more, be honest with your prices, instead of just expecting a tip (which was supposed to just be for exceptional service)


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    Re: Tipping for haircuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by andybernard View Post
    I do. I don't quite understand why though.
    Yeah, same here. My haircut takes about 5 minutes and runs me $11, I toss in an extra buck as a tip mainly because I have had the same barber since I left Ames (and had Monty my whole time in Ames, did the same for him).



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