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How much do you tip your shampoo girl at Christmas?

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Forgive me if this is sort of a duplicate post. I don't know what happened but the first post was finished and I thought I hit POST but I got logged off instead.

I don't always get the same shampoo girl but lately the same person has been shampooing me. I want to give a cash Christmas tip--not a gift. What is appropriate? Thank you for your help, ladies.

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Jawnkennedy1323024750.097414 PostsRegistered 10/17/2005

{#emotions_dlg.lol}Shampoo girl?

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Jawnkennedy1323024751.087414 PostsRegistered 10/17/2005

{#emotions_dlg.lol}Shampoo girl?

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danni rose1323026150.4432552 PostsRegistered 5/14/2011

if i get a different person than my stylist, then i tip $5.00. she or he usually gives a great shampoo and does a nice head massage, brings me water or soda, etc. dang! i wish i had that at home. lol

of course, if the shampoo person isn't paying attention and water is going everywhere, no massage, etc., the tip goes down.

tip her what you'd feel comfortable with for christmas.

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imaclothes­hog1323026191.6223636 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

I used to go to a salon with shampoo girls and I always tipped them $5. That's for regular service. For a Christmas tip, I would tip her $20 if you want the tip to be a little more for the holiday. hth.

The salon I go to now, the stylists do all the shampooing so no need to tip a separate girl.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

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Kathlen1323026858.4114868 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

I had to laugh when I saw the question!

I go to a really funky unisex place - no shampoo girls. The stylist does it all.

Besides - I always shampoo at home before I go because I have vertigo issues and can't sit at those sinks.

They made me change my name! So, I dropped an 'e.' Formerly Kathleen.

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ValentinaB­on1323027243.396934 PostsRegistered 3/18/2011

I've only ever been to one place where someone other than my stylist shampooed my hair. I tried to tip her but my stylist said absolutely not. He was the owner of the salon and she was another hair stylist that just didn't have an appointment at the time. He also didn't ahve another appointment- he sat there reading a magazine while she washed my hair. That guy was a jerk and I never went back there after that (for other reasons than just that, btw).

DUH....WENing! :)

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blossomgirl1323029757.9932591 PostsRegistered 1/27/2011

I remember when the stylist always shampooed your hair. Not the case anymore. I tip the shampoo girl $5 and $25 at Christmas.

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pinks1323029785.04131 PostsRegistered 7/12/2006NorthEast

I was in the ballpark of your suggestion of $20. Thanks for helping me do the right thing.

My hairdressor, the owner, has only washed my hair once in the three or four years I've been going to his salon. His assistant of the moment, washes hair, answers phones, sweeps the floor, etc. I notice all the other stylists wash their clients hair themselves. Oh well.

Again, thank you all.

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birkinbaby1323030922.716010 PostsRegistered 1/20/2011

Ya know,I have been thinking about my stylist.She owns the salon.Her husband shampoos my hair and then styles it...he even puts the product in. All she does is cut.Then it is 40 for her and I have to tip her hubby/assistant. i mean really...am I just being crazy,cause I'm thinking that the stylist is making out pretty well,as it does not take but a quick bit to actually cut my hair?? When did it become not cool for the person who cuts to shampoo and style,etc. Seem that if they want an assistant,should that not be their decision and they should have to pay them...not me.I am not a cheepo,by the way...I always tip well. It just is something that I never understood.{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

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queenbea1323039011.297653 PostsRegistered 3/30/2008

I live in Podunk USA where no one ever heard of a shampoo girl. I'm kinda glad because I wouldn't like having that additional expense.

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Karenk1323045823.3231660 PostsRegistered 6/7/2010

My hair stylist shampoos my hair so there is no shampoo girl.

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stlucy1323046972.893823 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

No such thing as a shampoo girl in my area either.

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desertDi1323067706.95717451 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

I do my own hair, nails, etc. -- So I decided to "give" myself $200

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NYC Susan1323076993.35651 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007New York City and East Hampton, NY
On 12/4/2011 birkin baby said:

Ya know,I have been thinking about my stylist.She owns the salon.Her husband shampoos my hair and then styles it...he even puts the product in. All she does is cut.Then it is 40 for her and I have to tip her hubby/assistant. i mean really...am I just being crazy,cause I'm thinking that the stylist is making out pretty well,as it does not take but a quick bit to actually cut my hair?? When did it become not cool for the person who cuts to shampoo and style,etc. Seem that if they want an assistant,should that not be their decision and they should have to pay them...not me.I am not a cheepo,by the way...I always tip well. It just is something that I never understood.{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

As far back as I can remember, there have always been separate people (both male and female) to shampoo, wash color out, do conditioning treatments, etc. Most of the places I've ever gone to have had this and still do. Often it's an entry-level position and they become stylists later on. I thought that only smaller or discount places have shampooing done by the stylist. Maybe it's a regional thing?

pinks, to answer your question, I would say $20 would be nice, but I'm sure she'll appreciate whatever you give her. Maybe a nice handwritten note too. {#emotions_dlg.sleep}

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kitkom1323084266.3035646 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I guess I'm my own "shampoo girl"!Smile I shampoo my own hair, color my own hair AND cut my own hair and yes I tip myself very well! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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