Tipping is a fairly common practice in the United States and it’s expected to be done at a rate of twenty percent. But some people find the lines to be blurred when it comes to tipping on certain services i.e. laser hair removal technician, mail delivery person, body piercers and even hair stylists.
While many people feel it’s only fair to tip hair stylists, some consumers feel the tip is included in the cost of service. Folks weighed in when a post made by a stylist who was tipped in quarters went viral:
“I usually tip $10-$20 depended on how happy I am but I promise I only started to do that because I just recently heard it’s the thing to do.…If you’re setting your own price, why should I tip you on top of that?”
“It’s just proper etiquette. When you get any service done you should leave a tip. Even if it’s only a couple dollars. I always tip when I get my hair and nails done. Even if it’s only $5 if that’s what I can afford at the time that’s what I give.”
I don’t really understand tipping stylists. They aren’t under payed like servers. Plus they set their own prices.
Seems like everybody wants a tip for doing their jobs. Waitresses and the like are different because often they live off tips alone. I often see tip jars on cashier counters at stores or gas stations. I know they’re making at least minimum wage. Getting your hair done costs a pretty penny often, so how much of a tip are they expecting? Damn sure not 15 to 20 percent.
You’re supposed to tip your stylist and if you can’t afford to tip her, then get your friend to sew in some hair
Some only tip on special occasions:
I am a good tipper I even tip when i pick up carry out orders BUT I don’t always tip my stylist.. I’ll give a nice tip during Christmas. Just yesterday I got my daughters hair done and paid 150 and I didn’t give a tip. When you’re getting a costly service a 20% tip is an extra $30-$40 & I won’t do it. That adds up to alot if you’re going often.
Not tipping waitresses, nail people, hair stylist etc., for no good reason is trashy.
Then there’s salons who have multiple people assist on one client. One consumer’s thoughts:
I’m not tipping my hair stylist, hairwasher, person who stood holding the scissors, person who brought water,etc. This is getting stupid.
Even stylists weigh in:
Not tipping your stylist is no better than not tipping a server. I probably did more than most servers do for your life
Stylists don’t even make minimum wage and have to split YOUR service 50/50 (sometimes 60/40 percent) with the salon OR pay booth rent (even on slow days).….and unlike waiters, they have to pay for products and on going, never ending classes to keep up with techniques…
As a hairstylist, I would never even expect people to tip. I know some women have bills and other expenses just like I do. Sometimes women’s spend their little bit of spare money to get their hair done. I’m still getting paid what I charge.
What are your thoughts? Do you tip your stylist? How much?