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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?

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I reckon that my hairdresser charges me £30/£40 per hour, possibly more. Even after taking into account dyes, shampoos, cups of tea, trashy mags and general expertise that still makes me think the employee and her boss are turning a decent profit.

I tend to tip a few quid when I know she is off on holiday. Otherwise nothing.

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Tracey H ( post#42 ) clearly has far more money than sense, or is an obvious Wum. I suspect a combination of both. :-(

Liverpool, United...
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I gave my barberess ( I just made that up - it's a woman who cuts my hair!) a 50p tip last Xmas, and only because I had no change. So she got £8 instead of the usual £7.50.

By the way, why has this thread from last year been dragged back out of Room 101? :-/

Sorry, but I've got no free Heinz ketchup to give you love, so go away!

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My tip takes the form of the wisdom I dispense. It's priceless.

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My hairdresser charges £4 for a dry cut, that's what I give her.

Also, if in the supermarket my bill comes to £48.50 I dont tell the cashier to 'keep the change'. I used to do the weekly wages for 500+ people, if they had all given me £1 a week for doing so that would have been twice my wages. (No-one ever did, so why should I?)

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I was in Penny Lane Wine Bar across the road from Tony Slavins barbers (formely Biolleti's which is the barbers that features in the Beatles song "Penny Lane") which is where I actually go to get my hair cut (good value for money, I highly recommend them!).

The barmaid served me a pint and said £2.80 please (absolute bargain!), so I gave her 3 £1 coins. I was waiting for my 20p change and she put the 20p in the tips jar. I said, "excuse me, can I have my 20p change please!". She looked shocked, as if it was normal to put peoples change in the tips jar.

She handed me the 20p and I jokingly said "I'm not made of money!" to which we both laughed. I walked away with my pint and called her a rude word under my breath!

There's another pub I go to which bizarrely charges £2.97 for a pint; and yes, I always wait for my 3p change. ;-p

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The only tip going in my local pub is "don't eat the pies"

I can remember when pints were 98p and counting the 2ps the next morning was how I worked out how much I'd drunk the night before :-)

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