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tipping your stylist/aesthetician

little*jungle*nut

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does anyone know what is the appropriate amount to tip your hairstylist?

your aesthetician?

how about someone that gives you a bikini wax???

and do you give it when you pay at the desk? or give it directly to the person. or do you do it twice?

i always feel awkward giving someone the tip directly.
 

nusty

TRIBE Member
I always leave it at the desk when I pay everything.
As for the amount...
:confused:

It's always been a weird situation for me too.

Oh wait I don't go to these! never mind. but if I did, I leave the tip at the front. ;)
 

rentboy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by little*jungle*nut


just wondering, how much does your haircut cost?
it depends where you go...i go to House of Lords...i've been using the same guy for a few years...he knows what i want straight away...it costs $15 + tip...20 total.
 
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nusty

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mine costs 10 and I'll leave 2$ to 3$ depending on what I thought of the person.

I'm serious this time. I'm a student, I have no money for expensive sissors.
 

statira

TRIBE Member
my hairstylist has refused to take a tip from me cause she knows i'm a poor student...or i was a poor student, i usually tip though

ang:)
 

scruffy1

TRIBE Member
I usually give a tip of $5 for a $15 haircut. I have no problem tipping people like that because they interact with you and give a good cut.

I do have a huge problem though with people who expect tips, especially bar tenders. They make hundreds of dollars in tips per night and their job is to serve people. My job is to be the office bitch and when I do my job well no one tips me.
 

AdRiaN

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Tipping Policy

I always employ a "rounding up" method of calculating tips, mostly because I can't be arsed to carry around change. My barber charges $13, so I give him $15 in total.
 
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madnezz

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I was wondering about this also... but I always give $5 on a $37 cut... totalling $42... i hope thats ok! and If Im really crazy about what she's done I'll just give her an even 45...

adios
Laura
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by rentboy


it depends where you go...i go to House of Lords...i've been using the same guy for a few years...he knows what i want straight away...it costs $15 + tip...20 total.
Liar!
You don't get your hair cut!
 

labRat

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for the 20 minutes that it takes to wash and cut my hair i pay way too much as it is ... therefore i don't leave a tip.

if i just go to a genero place, and get charged like $15 i usually leave about $2-4 depending on the job.

--craig
 
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geminigirl

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.....I love my hair dresser.....we have a nice little relationship.....I tip her between five and ten bucks....and not too mention I have my hair cut every 2 and a half weeks.....I'm a little anal when it comes to hair.:D


*Maxine*
 

Klubmasta Will

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my barber at tony's place (first canadian place) costs $21 so i give him $25. (the convenience is worth the money)

then i give him another tip by saying either "don't take any wooden nickles" or "don't bet on the horses".
 

funky_citrus

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Man, either Im really nice...or extremely stupid.

It usually costs me $40-$50 to get my hair cut....but I always tip about $15, I just have this thing about tipping. Maxine....your hair always looks wicked!

~Leslie~
 
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geminigirl

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by funky_citrus
Man, either Im really nice...or extremely stupid.

It usually costs me $40-$50 to get my hair cut....but I always tip about $15, I just have this thing about tipping. Maxine....your hair always looks wicked!

~Leslie~


.....Thanks baby!
 

Shann

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I usually tip about $5 - $10 for a haircut that costs $30.


I also tip $5 to the girl who does my nails and $5 to the girl who waxes my eyebrows.



Anyone know about tipping at a spa (for a massage/facial)? I have a $200 gift certificate that I am planning on using VERY sooN!
 

smilez

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The general "rule" is 15-20% for a job well done. Mind you when you are paying $15 for your cut, and you are getting a great cut then you "should" leave more. The tip you leave should represent how you feel about the service you recieved. The better the haircut, leg wax, whatever wax, the better the tip.

I believe the tips are really where they earn their living as they only get a portion of the money that the salon is charging the customer.

smilez
 
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