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Tipping at a hair salon

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I will be getting my hair cut & colored at a salon in Covent Garden. How much should I tip the hairdresser?

Kent, United Kingdom
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depends if you like what she does !

You do not have to tip

I tip my hairdresser £5 for a cut and blow dry

OR £15-£20 is she also adds colour

BUT

here in London not everybody tips

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As barbexpat says you do not have to tip in Britain and the amounts suggested are way way excessive. No British person would dream ever of a £15 tip. Please do not do that here.

Edited: 8 years ago
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I am confused (and also British ! ) I live in central London and am a careful tipper-my £5-£20 tips to my regular hairdresser are not excessive-less than 10%

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I would tip the colourist/stylist around 10% and the junior ( hair wash etc) a pound or two.

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I usually tip £5 each to the person that washes my hair and blow drys.

Guildford, England
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I do not tip at all.

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If I am really pleased I tip up to £5 but more usually £3 to the stylist. It's expensive enough for a hair do without adding more!

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I tip around £10 to the stylist who cuts my hair and a couple of pounds to the junior who washes my hair (and gives a lovely head massage).

This is about 10%, but it is a very good cut, carefully done. I have tried cheaper cuts, but they don't last as well or take as little maintenance.

I like to show my appreciation for how well I am served.

Edited: 8 years ago
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I tip 10%, and another pound or two to the person who washes my hair.

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Good grief. Tipping £15-20 ??.....I am astounded at the generosity of the ladies here.

I get that your hairdo's are ( apparently ) more expensive than us chaps, but I pay around £9 plus a £1 tip at most. Outside of London its almost half that.

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