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Old 05-26-2007, 11:35 PM   #1
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y'all I left an awful tip for my hairstylist...

oops. I do not know what I was thinking. He is a good friend on top of it and I gave him a horrible tip. He gave me a great hair cut and there is no excuse for me being a cheap ass.

I feel awful about it and should go back next week and give him a proper tip.

*move to ZC if you need to*


who here has left an awful tip and felt bad about it and went back to do something about it?
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I do it all the time, not out of being cheap but because I'm horrible at doing math in my head(especially when I've been at a bar). Restaurants I usually do well because I'll pull out my cell phone and use the calculator.

But if I'm at a bar or haircut etc and I screw up, I'll usually just tip extra next time I'm there and apologize.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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We don't leave tips in Australia. For us to leave a tip it's like we're saying, "thankyou for servicing me, you are beneath me and I will prove this by giving you money. I have plenty and you obviously have little." The only exception is in a restaurant. Usually it's only $5 or $10 if the person has been REALLY exceptional.
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what is the proper tipping percentage for a haircut?
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what is the proper tipping percentage for a haircut?
The place I get my cut now, they don't accept tips, just referrals.

But my last place I usually did 15 or 20%, just like I would do at a restaurant.
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yeah I totally short changed him. oh well, I have been going to him for 10 years now, and have referred a lot of people. I'll make it up to him.
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It's ok, I'm still shocked as to how many people don't even tip their stylist...

What most people don't understand is that at many of these places(at least here in the states) the stylist has to "rent" their chair on a monthly basis.
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wow is it really 15-20% for hair? i usually just throw in an extra $8-10, because my hair is a nightmare and i feel sorry for anyone that has to work with it. i wasn't sure what the proper tip was anyway. mine was more out of pity.
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wow is it really 15-20% for hair? i usually just throw in an extra $8-10, because my hair is a nightmare and i feel sorry for anyone that has to work with it. i wasn't sure what the proper tip was anyway. mine was more out of pity.
That's what GQ told me...
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so for a $67 haircut, what should I leave?
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That's what GQ told me...
haha okay then it is settled! i think i'll still probably tip like i normally do...because i'm ashamed. but ill pass the word along. i was actually in a discussion about this with my colleagues, and neither of us had a clue.
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so for a $67 haircut, what should I leave?
WOW! $67 for a haircut?
But, if you're gonna leave 15-20%, then I think the proper tip would be around $13, plus a big hug since he's your friend
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i was actually in a discussion about this with my colleagues, and neither of us had a clue.

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WOW! $67 for a haircut?
But, if you're gonna leave 15-20%, then I think the proper tip would be around $13, plus a big hug since he's your friend
yeah and he is worth more but he does not want to be a complete asshole and charge $100+ . So next time, I will double my tip.
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yeah and he is worth more but he does not want to be a complete asshole and charge $100+ . So next time, I will double my tip.
wow! that's nice of him to give you a sweet discount. which brings up another point:

when you are given a discount, do you tip according to the original price or the newly discounted price? i usually base it on the original price, but i'm not sure if that is appropriate or not.
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