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dwaters
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Since: 16.10.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38
Answers.com didn't have anything, so I was wondering what people on here do.
I tipped $3 on a $12 haircut, which is more than 20%, but it didn't feel like it was enough. Does percent of the bill apply or not apply like it does in restaurants?
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20% seems to be acceptable. Was it just a simple wash and cut, or was it more complicated? If it seemed like it took a while, or you think it was an exceptional cut/service, tip a little more.



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Three bucks for my seven buck haircut. I always pay with a 10 and feel weird asking for change on a seven dollar haircut.

Plus it's sit down, don't talk, get your hair cut and get out of here. The perfect experience for me. Kinda like the "Soup Nazi" in a way. All of that happens because of fear. Don't even go in there not sure how you want your hair done.

"Number 2 on the sides, trim the top and squared back"

Well worth the 3 dollar tips
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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I tipped $3 on a $12 haircut



I tip $2





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$5 on a $12 haircut, I guess I over tip.



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Since: 7.11.02
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#6 Posted on
I usually just round up. When she charged $12, I gave her $15. She's raised her price to $15, so I just give her a $20.

I asked this question of a student of mine who used to cut hair for a living. He worked in a relatively high end place, and he said tips were all over the place. But, he said a decent rule of thumb is to tip like you would a waiter/waitress.
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Since: 10.1.08
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I usually go $2 or $3 for a $12-15 tip. I've heard of friends who give somewhere between 5 and 10 dollar tips but they go to pretty expansive salons where they sometimes pay as much as 50 or 60 for the haircut. I'll never get that; why pay 3 or 4 times as much for the same kind of cut you would get at a regular barber shop?













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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I usually go $2 or $3 for a $12-15 tip.


This is what I do. I live in a small town with a family-owned barber shop straight out of the '40s, and I tip for the atmosphere as much as the service.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Corajudo
    he said a decent rule of thumb is to tip like you would a waiter/waitress.


I would actually think more, because you'll have to live with a terrible haircut for a lot longer than a bad dinner. :)



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Since: 3.1.02
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#10 Posted on
Tipping for haircuts? Crikey!
Then again, I can barely remember the last time a haircut cost me less than $20.
Barber today, #1 and thin and trim the top = $25.
emma
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.56
I say this to all you guys in the sweetest & most loving possible way:
Fuck you guys.

$50 for cut, plus $60 for colour, plus 20% tip ==> $135 every 6 weeks

(And 6 weeks is pushing it for roots growing out.)

And that's not an outrageously high-end price -- that's pretty much just going rate.

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(edited by emma on 9.3.11 1517)
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.51
    Originally posted by emma
    I say this to all you guys in the sweetest & most loving possible way:
    Fuck you guys.

    $50 for cut, plus $60 for colour, plus 20% tip ==> $135 every 6 weeks

    (And 6 weeks is pushing it for roots growing out.)

    And that's not an outrageously high-end price -- that's pretty much just going rate.

    ---
    Don't y'all ever whine about having to be the ones who buy dinner!!! ;-)

    (edited by emma on 9.3.11 1517)


Eh, I'm a boob and ass man. I do like pulling on hair regardless of how much it costs though :-)

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by emma

    Don't y'all ever whine about having to be the ones who buy dinner!!! ;-)




Fair enough. Just don't get mad when 'dinner' consists of using the Entertainment coupon for buying one Big Mac, getting one free. The economy still hasn't recovered enough for me to justify spending more than a Hamilton bill ($10) for my meals.













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Yep, 20% as in 3 dollars on my 15 dollar haircuts at The Hair Cuttery (STILL ONLY 15 DOLLARS). I don't do more because it really is pretty easy to do a "#3 on the sides, blend in, squared at the back, and some off the top" haircut.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Yep, 20% as in 3 dollars on my 15 dollar haircuts at The Hair Cuttery (STILL ONLY 15 DOLLARS). I don't do more because it really is pretty easy to do a "#3 on the sides, blend in, squared at the back, and some off the top" haircut.

I go to the salon on the corner every couple months and get my whole head #3 clippered (aka The "Renton" cut). It used to be $8 and I tipped $2 ($3 near Christmas). They recently upped it to $10, so I tip $3. I figure a 25-30% tip is fair for what amounts to a pretty easy and quick cut.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.40

I haven't paid for a haircut since 1993.

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Since: 10.12.01
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
Usually $5 on a $30 haircut. I'm not much work and I'm out of the chair pretty quickly.
Shem the Penman
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Since: 16.1.02
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#18 Posted on
$2 for a $9 haircut. I'm a "#3 blade all over" guy myself.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02

    Originally posted by SchippeWreck

    I go to the salon on the corner every couple months and get my whole head #3 clippered (aka The "Renton" cut). It used to be $8 and I tipped $2 ($3 near Christmas). They recently upped it to $10, so I tip $3. I figure a 25-30% tip is fair for what amounts to a pretty easy and quick cut.



    Originally posted by Shem the Penman
    $2 for a $9 haircut. I'm a "#3 blade all over" guy myself.


As someone who bought a barber clipper with all the attachments (I like a #1 on the back and sides), why not just buy a decent barber clipper and do it yourselves?



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Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by emma
    I say this to all you guys in the sweetest & most loving possible way:
    Fuck you guys.

    $50 for cut, plus $60 for colour, plus 20% tip ==> $135 every 6 weeks

    (And 6 weeks is pushing it for roots growing out.)

    And that's not an outrageously high-end price -- that's pretty much just going rate.

    ---
    Don't y'all ever whine about having to be the ones who buy dinner!!! ;-)

    (edited by emma on 9.3.11 1517)


Why don't you just dye it yourself and cut your costs by half? You can get professional-quality hair dye from any beauty supply company. I know it's not quite as good as a job done by professionals, but honestly most people won't be able to tell the difference.

Edit: Forgot to answer the question. $3 on a $17 cut, for a nice, even $20 total.

(edited by Tenken347 on 18.3.11 2038)
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