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If i'm tipping my hairdresser for the holidays, would the amount be the usual tip amount plus gift amount, or just gift amount?

Asked by jca (28436 points ) December 18th, 2009

tomorrow i’m going to hairdresser. usually for some reason my recent years’ appointments have not been in december so i have not done the holiday tip thing with her. i am wondering, if my haircolor costs $50, and i usually tip her $10 when she does it, should i tip her only gift amount (and i don’t know what that amount should be) or should i tip her the usual $10 plus gift amount on top of that?

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Shemarq's avatar

When its the holidays, I usually tip double what I normally do.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

I read where it is customary for the holidays bonus tip to be an amount equal to the usual price you pay for services .
*You might want to give her a grope as a extra bonus !

jca's avatar

@Pretty_Lilly : i’m a woman so i won’t be groping her…but with your answer, if the holiday tip is the amount i usually pay for services, would i just give her $50 or would i give her $50 plus the usual tip ($10) = $50 + 10 = 60??

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

@jca It would probably be just the $50 ,double tipping is not necessary !

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

$50 is plenty unless you she has to spend a lot of time on you every time you go…or you have lice. Then I’d kick it up a notch. And don’t grope…they get that all the time.

proXXi's avatar

Whatever amount you settle on, put it in a holiday card.

daemonelson's avatar

Tip? Hilarious.

HighShaman's avatar

Tip what is in your budget to afford… after all; it is theb THOUGHT that actually counts ; not the ammount of the $$$ .

janbb's avatar

I give him $50. and not the regular tip.

jca's avatar

I gave the colorist $50 which is the amount of the color job I gave the hairdresser who is also the shop owner a $45 bottle of Mumm champagne as a “birthday gift” because his birthday was a few weeks ago. I don’t tip him because he is shop owner.

proXXi's avatar

Tip. Hilarious? I’d hate to see your haircut.

jca's avatar

@proXXi : what do you mean?

proXXi's avatar

My comment was directed @daemonelson for suggesting that tipping ones harstylist was laughable. Sad.

Love your avatar BTW.

daemonelson's avatar

@proXXi I live in Australia. If you asked someone here for a tip they would probably die of laughter. It’s nonexistent.

It’s silly to pay someone for something you’ve already paid them for.

And thanks, made it myself. Sort of.

Ron_C's avatar

I never head of holiday tips for hair dressers or barbers. I guess if a particular person took care of you all year a card with a small gift (money) would be appropriate. I get my hair (what’s left) cut be different people. I usually give a small tip over the cost of the haircut but never considered it for holidays. Besides, I’m not christian and don’t want to encourage that sort of behavior.

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