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Do I tip the owner of the hair salon who is cutting my hair?

Started 1297968148.923 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1298305529.343 by gabbyswolf

I am going for a Ouidad cut at a salon where the owner is doing the cut. It is expensive $125 - do I need to tip her?

I will of course tip if someone different washes my hair

bonnie

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Zoologist1297968275.3736013 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010

I have never, EVER had a salon owner (even the guy who owned 5 salons PLUS his own beauty college) refuse a tip. Never.

So, yes, tip the shampoo person (if applicable), as well as the stylist.

Vixter1297968658.8034714 PostsRegistered 6/24/2008New York

I too tip my hairdresser,and she owns the salon.Smile

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Icegoddess1297969041.0271638 PostsRegistered 3/19/2010

I read somewhere that you don't, so I don't. I tip the person who shampoos me, but not the owner herself. She has already priced herself above what I consider reasonable for a wet hair cut. I dry and style my hair myself.

Marybella1297969091.4631904 PostsRegistered 6/19/2006
On 2/17/2011 Vixter said:

I too tip my hairdresser,and she owns the salon.Smile

I do, too.

tantallum1297969206.071468 PostsRegistered 10/31/2006Chicago, IL

I have also heard repeatedly that salon owners do not require tipping, but I tip mine. I have been going to him for 10 years and he recently opened his own salon. He did not raise his price when he moved. I love him and would feel weird just all the sudden not tipping him. I suppose you could always ask someone (maybe the shampoo-er?) what is common practice in that particular salon.

BonnieBelle1297969244.6719436 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I don't even know who owns the salon I go to, could be the girl who cuts my hair. I only go three or four times a year and I tip her every time. What difference does it make if she owns the salon or not, if she cuts hair, why doesn't she deserve a tip just like all the other girls, I don't understand that.

bopper1297969459.11314109 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

I worked in a high end salon for 12 years and The owner always received tips. Not that that makes it right, personally I don't think so, but it a personal thing.

Girlo1297969607.9332949 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007

Youre not suppose to tip the owner..... or someone who rents their chair

We are all mortal till the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

BESwede1297969677.2336218 PostsRegistered 6/4/2007Colorado

I've seen my same stylist for over 15 years and have not ever tipped him - he and his wife are the owners and only two stylists in the shop so do everything from the shampoo to the cut and styling/blow dry. They don't accept tips since they get the full profits of the shop. When I used to go to a walk-in place I did tip whoever did my cut.

47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

penguin631297969838.73537 PostsRegistered 3/6/2006

Yes, definitely tip the owner. If she is cutting your hair, she should get a tip like any other stylist who cuts your hair.

circles1297969875.40317555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I tip the owner, too....though i heard they are not suppose to be tipped...seems to be a mixed message on that topic....

Irshgrl312­011297969878.17714525 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I was a hair stylist for years and that ruled hasn't applied for a long time. You should tip the owner. Someone here said that you weren't supposed to tip someone who rents a chair. I don't know where they heard that from but that is ridiculous. 90% of established hair stylist rent their chairs and they absolutely need and do take tips.

straykatz1297969972.3838923 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007
On 2/17/2011 tantallum said:

salon owners do not require tipping,

When did tipping become a "requirement"? The "expectation" of a tip on top of an already overpriced service is absurb.

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tatz1297970236.9236626 PostsRegistered 11/2/2010.....Kentucky
On 2/17/2011 BESwede said:

I've seen my same stylist for over 15 years and have not ever tipped him - he and his wife are the owners and only two stylists in the shop so do everything from the shampoo to the cut and styling/blow dry. They don't accept tips since they get the full profits of the shop. When I used to go to a walk-in place I did tip whoever did my cut.

47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

They may get the full profits of the salon, how is that different then the stylist who is paid by the hour, or rents the booth, that is similar to getting the full profits of the salon, does the salon you go to post a sign saying "no tipping " necessary ? Is the F.B.I. looking for you, referring to the description of yourself ?

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12andcount­ing1297970529.194589 PostsRegistered 2/16/2009

No, you don't tip the owner of a salon. And frankly, anybody charging $125 for a haircut shouldn't expect a tip, in my opinion. Good grief.

penguin631297970656.53537 PostsRegistered 3/6/2006
On 2/17/2011 straykatz said:
On 2/17/2011 tantallum said:

salon owners do not require tipping,

When did tipping become a "requirement"? The "expectation" of a tip on top of an already overpriced service is absurb.

It's a service nontheless. There are a lot of high-end salons where the prices are high. I go to one in my town that is higher than others, but they do an excellent job on my hair and it's worth every penny. And I do tip because I want them to know I appreciate them and that I will come back and get the same service.

Girlo1297970691.1972949 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007
On 2/17/2011 straykatz said:
On 2/17/2011 tantallum said:

salon owners do not require tipping,

When did tipping become a "requirement"? The "expectation" of a tip on top of an already overpriced service is absurb.

Totally agree.... the price of a hair cut is insane

We are all mortal till the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

Darlene in­ Georgia1297970806.8871006 PostsRegistered 8/25/2009

I'm not sure what the proper etiquette is for tipping, however, I have had my hair cut many times by the Owner and I tip her just as I would anyone else who cut my cut. I do think that the tipping procedures have gotten out of hand, but I go along. If you are paying good money for a service, why do we feel the need to reward with a tip? I worked with a older Lady that would explain to waitresses why she didn't leave a tip, she felt like she was paying their salary for the Owner of the restaurant.

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tantallum1297970881.931468 PostsRegistered 10/31/2006Chicago, IL
On 2/17/2011 straykatz said:
On 2/17/2011 tantallum said:

salon owners do not require tipping,

When did tipping become a "requirement"? The "expectation" of a tip on top of an already overpriced service is absurb.

do you not tip your stylist?? what about waitor/waitresses or cabbies? In our society, yes tipping is customary and expected for many services.

bamafan1297971154.283396 PostsRegistered 4/22/2008United States

If you are happy with the service, YES!!

tantallum1297971170.351468 PostsRegistered 10/31/2006Chicago, IL
On 2/17/2011 Darlene in Georgia said:

I'm not sure what the proper ettiquette is for tipping, however, I have had my hair cut many times by the Owner and I tip her just as I would anyone else who cut my cut. I do think that the tipping procedures have gotten out of hand, but I go along. If you are paying good money for a service, why do we feel the need to reward with a tip? I worked with a older Lady that would explain to waitresses why she didn't leave a tip, she felt like she was paying their salary for the Owner of the resturant.

wow, I hope someone filled that lady in the waitstaff make well, well below minimum wage.

Many people do argue that servers should make a living wage and this should just be included in the price of the meal (prices which would obviously increase if this were put into practice).

BESwede1297971322.8276218 PostsRegistered 6/4/2007Colorado
On 2/17/2011 k dash said:
On 2/17/2011 BESwede said:

I've seen my same stylist for over 15 years and have not ever tipped him - he and his wife are the owners and only two stylists in the shop so do everything from the shampoo to the cut and styling/blow dry. They don't accept tips since they get the full profits of the shop. When I used to go to a walk-in place I did tip whoever did my cut.

47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

They may get the full profits of the salon, how is that different then the stylist who is paid by the hour, or rents the booth, that is similar to getting the full profits of the salon, does the salon you go to post a sign saying "no tipping " necessary ? Is the F.B.I. looking for you, referring to the description of yourself ?

I think the reason owners have not normally taken tips is that they make the full profit of the salon whereas a stylist renting a booth or chair not only pays the rent but also pays for their own supplies, so doesn't make as much profit. My salon doesn't have a sign up about tipping but if you try to tip the stylists or their receptionist will politely decline. They are higher than most salons in the area so they are still coming out very well :)

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47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

prisrob1297971433.352197 PostsRegistered 10/29/2007
On 2/17/2011 soccer-lax-mom said:

I am going for a Ouidad cut at a salon where the owner is doing the cut. It is expensive $125 - do I need to tip her?

I will of course tip if someone different washes my hair

of course, you do. He/she is performing a service. I always give my hairdresser/owner a very nice tip. She does an excellent job.

cherry1297971493.21716348 PostsRegistered 1/8/2005

I always tip mine..she does a good job and isn't rich..She works in her shop alone...

Girlo1297971564.1732949 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007
On 2/17/2011 bamafan said:

If you are happy with the service, YES!!

Just about every job is a service of sort.....

Tipping is out of hand..... $125 haircut that takes 45 - 60 min then a tip on top of that?

Even if the stylist is getting 1/3 the cost of the hair cut its still a pretty penny (and most of the time cash of the books)

We are all mortal till the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

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