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Started 1384693955.957 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1384810136.997 by LipstickDiva

Just needing some advice , my regular hairdresser has moved from a large corporate owned shop to one where she just rents the space,my question is should I tip her the same amount for her services as before or more? I almost feel I need to tip based on time spent rather than the total bill, any advice welcomed thanks

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Hildegarde­ Withers1384694419.27323162 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

I'd tip based on the total bill.

Not sure how you would base your tip on "time"...that's her problem if she now takes longer, for whatever reason, to do the job.

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stargazer1384694754.963427 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

I'd tip on the total bill also.

missyw11384703801.31732117 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
Tip- based on amount, not time.

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pupcakes1384704013.75721295 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I quit going to my stylist & started doing my own hair. It was an upscale salon in Costa Mesa, CA & the trip was an hour. It started costing me a half weeks pay so I quit.

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esmerelda1384705154.8214172 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

For some reason I got the impression she would be spending the same or less time, and the OP has this tip question because the woman is "the owner" in that she is only renting space now and not working for a salon.

So to answer that question...do you tip the owner...I do and always have.

Since the OP has a current relationship with the stylist, IMO she should continue tipping as before, however that was...a certain amount, a percentage...whatever it has been.

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Gooday1384705228.58710206 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

Tip the same as you normally would.

Brinklii1384705390.93310277 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

I would tip on the total bill. If I really like what they did or they spent extra time, I add a larger tip.

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Jannabelle1384713045.80717656 PostsRegistered 1/13/2008
On 11/17/2013 PinkSugar said:

I quit going to my stylist & started doing my own hair. It was an upscale salon in Costa Mesa, CA & the trip was an hour. It started costing me a half weeks pay so I quit.

Do you cut your own hair? I wished I could, no one seems to be able to cut my hair the same way twice.

No longer a bug! ; )

sgraham301384713101.1072588 PostsRegistered 6/2/2006

I tip based on the total bill. For haircuts, I tip 20%, when she does a perm I tip her 25% since that takes much longer than a simple haircut.

stargazer1384713898.643427 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

Jannabelle. no one seems to be able to cut my hair the same way twice.

I thought I was the only one with this problem. I hate haircuts, I never know what I will end up with. I've even shown them pictures of what I want.

Jules52801384714459.6038710 PostsRegistered 6/25/2013Land of Oz

I don't see any reason you should tip her more because she has changed locations. Her choice to work in a place where she rents the space should not be a factor to you. In my opinion, I think you should continue to tip her the same way you always have. I always tip based on a percentage of the total service. If I am getting just a cut, I tip on that total. If I am getting cut & color or other services that cost more, I tip on that bill accordingly.

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Jannabelle1384715599.91717656 PostsRegistered 1/13/2008
On 11/17/2013 stargazer said:

Jannabelle. no one seems to be able to cut my hair the same way twice.

I thought I was the only one with this problem. I hate haircuts, I never know what I will end up with. I've even shown them pictures of what I want.

What is up with that, I think I find someone and go to them a time to two, then I get a chopped up do,lol.....really frustrating.

No longer a bug! ; )

AuntG1384775896.0176140 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin

Tipping would be based on the cost of the service.

nlwilliams1384809789.6431628 PostsRegistered 5/10/2007

She moved...what does that have to do with it? If the service was good the tip should reflect that or the the usual percentage of the bill.

LipstickDi­va1384810136.99737479 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio
On 11/17/2013 esmerelda said:

For some reason I got the impression she would be spending the same or less time, and the OP has this tip question because the woman is "the owner" in that she is only renting space now and not working for a salon.

So to answer that question...do you tip the owner...I do and always have.

Since the OP has a current relationship with the stylist, IMO she should continue tipping as before, however that was...a certain amount, a percentage...whatever it has been.

I'm not sure if it's like this everywhere but many salons in my area are now "chair rental" but I would not consider them an owner. An owner gets a percentage of what all the other stylists bring in which is why it used to be customary not to tip them. Someone renting space brings in all their own money but pays for the use of the space, products, etc.

I would tip based on the total bill.

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