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#11 LisaG

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    Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:02 PM

    My guy charges me $95 for a cut and highlight and I always give him $135. Not sure where I came up with that $$. He actually went up on his prices to $115 - but didn't raise me cause I've gone to him forever. I guess that's when I upped it to $135.

    Either way, I think 20% is good.

    #12 MsShelley


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      Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

      Originally Posted by 2bebridejamaica
      Tips are always appreciated! I'm a hairdresser, so when I get a tip in any amount I know that they love what I do. My following is of all different people from when I just started to new people... sooo with 9 yrs you've got everyone.. some don't have as much but will pay more for the Spa I work in now just for me to cut their hair.

      You would be surprised how many don't even think about it. If your a booth renter they know all the money goes into your pocket... so some people just don't bother... and others when you work hrly at a place... IE: mall chains and such ... they don't bother 2 because you are a mall girl.

      Just tip her more next time you are in ... you love her and she always does a great job right?? Surprises are nice... so isn't XMAS... I get a full stock of wine right around then too ... yummy... LOL

      I totally second this, this is how I feel as a hairdresser when people tip me

      #13 saraece

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        Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:14 PM

        Originally Posted by TA Maureen
        I think 20% is a good tip.

        I don't know how all hairdressers work but I know some posts discussed tipping servers in a restauarnt. Just an FYI and I don't wan to hijack a thread but if you don't tip by percentages at a restaurant you could actually be costing the server money. Most servers make less than $3.00/hour so tips are what they live off of. At the end of the night the server has to take her total sales and give a certain percentage of those sales to the bus boy, food runner, and bartender. So if someone tipped 5 bucks on a $50.00 check then the server has to tip out to the other employees according to the $50.00 sale and may lose money because that person only tipped 5 bucks. That is why a percentage is always a good idea (18-20%).
        I also know of resturants that at the end of a shift the till gives the server 15% in tip money regardless of what they brought in. So when I left a 25% tip the resturant got teh extra 10%, not he server. Some of my more favorite places to eat I tend to frequent more often, I have asked how the tipping works. No ever seems offended and are actually appreciative you are going to tip. Surprising enough some don't.
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        #14 foxytv

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          Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

          My hairdresser has gotten a TON of business from me (when I worked at FOX we worked out a dealso the whole on-air station would go to her and she would get free ads in the news credits). So I get a HUGE discount from her (she is a Redken specialist and chares me like $50 for cut/color and $15 for just a cut.)

          I usually tip her between $10-$15 dollars. I figure we have helped each other out so I feel that's fair. I hope it is!

          #15 Kristy!


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            Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:28 PM

            I've heard you're supposed to tip 10%, but that was a while ago. Not sure if that's changed. I think I usually give $7 on a $40 hair cut. I color my own hair, so I never end up with those huge salon bills.

            #16 JennyK

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              Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:51 PM

              When I worked in a hair salon, I got tips CRAP! But we were also in a not so affluent area so my boss kept her prices cheap and in turn made all of our clients cheaper. I would color and wash someone's hair if not more and only get $2-3.

              #17 KLC77

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                Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:16 PM

                Originally Posted by TA Maureen
                I think once you have had a job earning tips only you tend to tip more. I know I overtip. It drives my husband crazy!

                This is so true. Once I worked in a restaurant and learned how things worked it changed how I tipped. I always overtip now (I try to make up for the cheap people I know the server has had that night). lol

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                #18 Martha

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                  Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:29 PM

                  I always overtip. Even if I hate the cut or color. I need to stop doing that and start complaining if I don't like it!

                  #19 Tracy

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                    Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:37 PM

                    I go to an Aveda salon...and they have a no-tipping policy - it's nice not to have to worry about it at the end of the hair appt - but i'm pretty certain the prices are higher than the norm...so i'm sure it's built in somewhere. The thing with Aveda is that one person washes, one applies your color, one washes out the color, your main stylist cuts and then someone else blow-dries...YIKES - how coudl I possibly tip all those people

                    #20 yamille

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                      Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:37 PM

                      kacie- I think that like others said just tip her more next time if you feel she deserves it. You seem happy with her work so I think 15-20% is a great tip if you can swing it. I don't think that you need to go back though.

                      I disagree with Sunbride regarding waiters/bartenders making alot of money with no training and education. I think that if you get good service (whatever that means to you) then you deserve to pay for that service. It shouldn't matter what sort of education you have. As Maureen pointed out the server tips out everyone else in the house and usually is making $3.60 an hour.

                      ex: $100 in tips for the shift but is really left with $65 after tipping out. Not to mention taxing that. So in reality.... not all is what it appears to be especially when a waiter/bartender could be at a place hours after doing closing sidework.
                      - 10% to the bar ($10)
                      -15% to the runner ($15)
                      - 10% to the busser ($10)

                      Just thought that I would put that out there. I have bartended and waitressed on and off in between school/jobs for years in NY and I did make really sick money some nights but it made up for the night when you get stiffed because there is zero benefits/security in the job.

                      Didn't mean to hijack Kacie but I thought it was relevant.

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