Do you give tips when at a salon? How much?

April 17, 2007 3:55am CST
I sometimes go to the parlor/salon to get my nails done, have a haircut, hotoil, etc. I'm curious as to how much tip you give for every service done? How about for the assistants, do you also give them? How about if there were a lot of people who helped get you done do you give all of them?
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@natalie1981 (1997)
• Singapore
1 May 07
I have to say that I'm a very cheap person. LOL. I rarely give tips. The only time I give tips when I'm at a salon is if I REALLY like their service and the haircut they gave me. My boyfriend told me it's not necessary to give tips because they're getting paid for it and it's really not a custom here. I usually give 10 percent of what they charged, kinda like in the restaurants.
• Philippines
2 May 07
Hi! Uhm, ok. Me, on the other hand, I'm kinda afraid that the people who gave me their services might not be satisfied with how much I give or not give them. To think, if I come back I might not get the same satisfaction because I did not give a tip or wasn't enough for them. Just my view. Thanks for giving yours :)
@katzkii (140)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
I don't give a tip to the person who have done my haircut or for my manicure/pedicure, unless I get satisfied to the services they made. Lately, when I had my hair trimmed and I was satisfied for my new look, I gave 20 bucks.
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
Hmm,thanks for sharing.
@joycer (498)
• Sri Lanka
7 May 07
I only give small tips 'coz I do not have a lot of money. But I always see to it that I give even a small amount.If I like what they did to my hair I give them half-price of my bill tip. I give some to the assistant. If there are a lot like yours, I usually give it to the person who did most to me and will tell her to be the one to split it among themselves. I make sure that the other assistants are there when i hand the tip. Coz it's hard and costly if i will give them each a tip. I depends how much are you willing to give.
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@LouanneB (53)
• Canada
17 Apr 07
I usually give $5 tip for a haircut, $10 tip for a color, and $15 tip for highlights and a color. They always do a fantastic job and I get top rate service for booking appointments. I never think of tipping assistants. It is a good idea though.