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#1 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

I got a haircut this morning - the price was 20 bucks. I left the lady who cut my hair a five dollar tip. She did a good, fast job and was super friendly to me. I went to hand her her tip personally and she seemed kind of surprised; maybe that was not the correct protocol for giving a hair stylist a tip. Beats me. I was wondering what others tipped their haircutters/pizza delivery guys/airport porters? There was an old episode of Seinfeld where the baggage guy said he "usually" gets tipped about 5 bucks a bag, and Jerry and George both scoffed when they heard it. I tend to agree; I am not going to give a man 20 bucks if I have four bags just to place them on the correct conveyor belt. That's where I draw the line on tipping.

#2 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

I've never heard of anyone giving tip for a haircut before. 

#3 Posted by KarlPilkington (2685 posts) -

I wouldn't give a tip unless there was a couple of quid change left from a note.

#4 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Vexxan: Yeah, its weird, especially for 15% of on a haircut.

I tend to to be a 15% tipper for foods and such, delivery is $5+ the order usually. But if the service is poor I leave $1.

#5 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

I never tip.

#6 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

@Dany said:

@Vexxan: Yeah, its weird, especially for 15% of on a haircut.

I tend to to be a 15% tipper for foods and such, delivery is $5+ the order usually. But if the service is poor I leave $1.

That's just as ridiculous. A pizza from Dominoes is what? 10 bucks? So you're going to leave a 50 percent tip for a guy driving half a mile to give you pizza but not a 15 percent tip for somebody who is held accountable for your personal appearance?

#7 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Since I never get worthwhile service, I never tip.

#8 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

Also, I have a feeling we're going to see Reservoir Dogs somewhere in this thread.

#9 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (458 posts) -

That sounds perfectly reasonable. I'll usually tip between 4-8 bucks for a $12 haircut. For food delivery or restaurant tips I give about 20%, give or take, for good service.

#10 Edited by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

I tip my stylist like 10-15$, but I arrange it with the receptionist and pay it all at once.

Pizza guy I tip with whatever change I have lying around 3-5$.

Makes sense, the stylist spent years learning that skill. Pizza guy, not so much.

For food, I tip minimum 15% unless the waiter actively insults me, but I can tell when it's the waiter or the whole restaurant being clogged up. My family runs I restaurant so I'm biased towards tipping high for food. I recognize their hardships. All my mother's spending money is tips, the rest goes to mortgage, gas, tax, electricity, supplies, food, housewares, etc.

#11 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
I never tip.
This, it doesn't make any fucking sense, people should get paid for their work by their employers, not me. If that results in a higher price for my service I am totally fine with it, it's all about principle with me.
#12 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

@kmdrkul said:

@Dany said:

@Vexxan: Yeah, its weird, especially for 15% of on a haircut.

I tend to to be a 15% tipper for foods and such, delivery is $5+ the order usually. But if the service is poor I leave $1.

That's just as ridiculous. A pizza from Dominoes is what? 10 bucks? So you're going to leave a 50 percent tip for a guy driving half a mile to give you pizza but not a 15 percent tip for somebody who is held accountable for your personal appearance?

When I order pizza, it is not some personal pizza. I order for the family/my family and not just for myself. The orders tend to be upwards to 30 bucks reaching 60 depending.

15% for a service that usually costs me 10-13 bucks is nominal.

@kmdrkul said:

Also, I have a feeling we're going to see Reservoir Dogs somewhere in this thread.

I am Mr. Pink!

@XII_Sniper said:

Makes sense, the stylist spent years learning that skill. Pizza guy, not so much.

So I should tip my doctor then?

#13 Posted by BisonHero (6197 posts) -

I get my hair cut by this Italian father and son barbershop that I've been going to since I was young, but the price for a haircut has gradually gone up as I got older (which topped out once I was an adult), and also they remodeled their place into a fancier salon (increasing the price of my basic trim by another dollar or two), so I've never tipped them. $20 for a haircut is crazy enough as it is, when if I wasn't so lazy I could just buy a pair of shears, and that electric razor for the side and back of my head, and just watch some Youtube videos teaching you how to cut your own hair. I always get a really basic haircut, so that's totally possible.

I always tip the pizza guy, because he looks like a guy who could use some money.

I also always pay the paperboy, because that job is nearly slave labour.

#14 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

@Vexxan said:

I've never heard of anyone giving tip for a haircut before.

Likewise.

#15 Posted by SuperSambo (2853 posts) -

I always tip the change for food service items as it is really awkward waiting while they fumble around hoping for a tip.

Cant think of a different sector where I would tip though.

#16 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I don't use those kind of services 'cause I don't like to tip.

#17 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

@Dany said:

@kmdrkul said:

@Dany said:

@Vexxan: Yeah, its weird, especially for 15% of on a haircut.

I tend to to be a 15% tipper for foods and such, delivery is $5+ the order usually. But if the service is poor I leave $1.

That's just as ridiculous. A pizza from Dominoes is what? 10 bucks? So you're going to leave a 50 percent tip for a guy driving half a mile to give you pizza but not a 15 percent tip for somebody who is held accountable for your personal appearance?

When I order pizza, it is not some personal pizza. I order for the family/my family and not just for myself. The orders tend to be upwards to 30 bucks reaching 60 depending.

15% for a service that usually costs me 10-13 bucks is nominal.

@kmdrkul said:

Also, I have a feeling we're going to see Reservoir Dogs somewhere in this thread.

I am Mr. Pink!

@XII_Sniper said:

Makes sense, the stylist spent years learning that skill. Pizza guy, not so much.

So I should tip my doctor then?

Maybe it was just this particular salon, but I had showed up for my haircut right when they opened. One lady who worked there was talking to the owner/manager about how much she made the previous day and how she was a few dollars short - the vibe I got was that the hairstylists made their money just as waiters do. Doctors get paid a different way than waiters, so to answer your question - no.

Come on guys, we're supposed to be fucking professionals!

#18 Edited by bybeach (4726 posts) -

@phrosnite said:

I don't use those kind of services 'cause I don't like to tip.

My favorite.

I tip when I have to. I get a haircut about 1.5 times a year, so if it's good, I tip five. Four dollars (used to be $3) to my one pizza deliverer. I'll of course tip for a dinner.

#19 Posted by Evelgest (122 posts) -

I normally tip $2-3 dollars for a $16 haircut. For delivery, it's also around 15%.

#20 Edited by DeeGee (2113 posts) -

I'll never tip for a haircut.

Hairdressing is one of the professions with the biggest mark up on what they sell you. It costs how much for some scissors? £1? For a £10 hair cut, that's a 100% mark up. From one person.

I'll pay them what they ask and leave it at that. The tip is built into the price.

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#21 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I cut my own hair. My pizza delivery tips range from $2-$5.

#22 Posted by SSully (4125 posts) -

The place I go has a flat rate of 15 dollars a hair cut. They usually do a good job so I just give the person the extra 5 bucks. I have only left there dissatisfied once and I didn't tip.

For delivery, be it pizza, or chinese I only give like 3 bucks.

#23 Posted by Toxin066 (3254 posts) -

I get $15 hair cuts, so I give a $3 tip normally. $4 in mid to late december. Since pizza delivery normally runs about $15 as well, I do the same 3-4 dollar thing for them.

#24 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

15% for good waiters/waitresses and about 5% for haircuts/delivery. My reasoning? No idea, that's just how I roll.

#25 Edited by Patman99 (1558 posts) -

I always tip but my tipping strategy is based around convenience. With a hair cut, I usually tip $2 as that is the largest coin amount Canada has. For pizza delivery, I usually tip to the nearest multiple of 5. So if the bill is $25.26, I round to $30. If it is weird and the bill is $24.50 or $28.75, I will round the next nearest multiple of 5. It's all based around me not wanting change so that's what I give the deliveryman/stylist.

Also note that my haircuts are usually buzzcuts so it only costs me $10 so my toonie tip is pretty fair. (Also because I could just buzz my own hair rather then spend $10 on a haircut twice a year.)

#26 Posted by probablytuna (3540 posts) -

I don't believe in tipping.

#27 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I always give a $2 tip for haircuts.

#28 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

@Dany said:

@XII_Sniper said:

Makes sense, the stylist spent years learning that skill. Pizza guy, not so much.

So I should tip my doctor then?

No because doctors make way more than stylists. Also it's just a common courtesy. Pretty standard thing to do. Maybe not at a 5$ barber, but I go to salons.

#29 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -

Think all fast food outlets I order from eg Pizza Hut etc ad a $3 delivery fee so I tend not to tip the person as I figure this fee is their tip.

When I am at a bar or restaurant I don't mind tipping when the service has been good, when it isn't very good I have no problems leaving little to nothing.

#30 Posted by BitterAlmond (401 posts) -

My hairdresser is a reasonable woman who actually left a studio to start her own to save her clientele money and her own time. She's always given great haircuts, and only charges $15. I always pay $20.

As for pizza, I guess it depends on how fast it gets there and how absent-minded I am. If it's there within fifteen-twenty minutes, I'll probably tip the delivery kid if I have the presence of mind. Often I just forget, though.

Generally, I tip somewhere between 10-20%, whatever rounds to a nice number.

#31 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -

I tip around 15%.

#32 Posted by zoozilla (977 posts) -

I'm charged $15 for a haircut at this local barbershop, and I'll usually give them $18 or so. Maybe $20 if they do a really good job.

#33 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

Not a custom and hardly even a curiosity around here. My last hair cut cost me 30e anyway and they took my lush hair to the back room, should've given me a tip.

#34 Posted by mpgeist (594 posts) -

Why tip for a haircut? What the fuck are they charging for in the first place then?

#35 Posted by AlexW00d (6186 posts) -

@Dany said:

@XII_Sniper said:

Makes sense, the stylist spent years learning that skill. Pizza guy, not so much.

So I should tip my doctor then?

You should tip your doctor more so than a guy who can't get a better job than delivering pizzas, absolutely. I think your health is much more important than unhealthy food.

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And no I would not tip a hairdresser, nor a waiter, nor a chef, nor anyone; not unless they went above and beyond their job, for which I am already paying for, and provided a service they do not usually do. I don't honestly see the point in tipping anyone when all they have done is their job, especially out of some sort of customary norm.

#36 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@mpgeist said:

Why tip for a haircut? What the fuck are they charging for in the first place then?

Can't you say that about every profession though? I thought the point of me paying for a service was to receive it to the fullest, why am I paying someone a tip to their specific service, shouldn't that be rolled into the main bill? 
#37 Posted by kidman (465 posts) -

Wow, geez, I haven't seen so many people being surprised by tipping.. I do tip when the service is good, which it is usually. I tip like 5-7% but it all depends (obviously). I tip waiters cause I know how much of a fucking chore it is to work with customers.

#38 Posted by Flatline (7 posts) -

I leave $5 for a haircut and about $3 to $4 for pizza

#39 Posted by Meltac (1999 posts) -

I have never tipped in my entire life, and I don't get the idea..

#40 Edited by mlarrabee (2886 posts) -

I usually tip 25% for a pizza delivery, and anywhere between 25-50% at a restaurant. I realize that my restaurant percentage is pretty high, but I'm at a point in life when disposable income is plentiful. That said, if I ever work in a tip-worthy industry I would refuse tips. I enjoy giving donations, but I'll never take charity.

I understand that calling tips "charity" may raise people's ire, but as Washington state's minimum wage is $17,303 more than 80% of Indians' annual income, I feel no inhibitions in saying it.

#41 Posted by Finstern (639 posts) -

Europe here, Ireland to be specific, never tip unless its just a couple of coins left over and I couldn't be arsed.

#42 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I don't tip anything. Just cos I don't get how society works and I don't get how people work.

I don't have an iPhone, I don't watch TV, I hate strip clubs, I don't get why anyone watches scary movies- I don't tip.

If I'm out with people I'll ask "how much should I tip" and just do that.

#43 Posted by RecSpec (3764 posts) -

I tip my barber because he's a local guy and it's the change I would've recieved back anyway.

For Pizza I'll add a few bucks onto the delivery

#44 Posted by Hameyadea (344 posts) -

If I got a shitty service (food was cold at the restaurant, delivery took too long. etc...) I don't tip. If I got reasonable+ service (food was warm and didn't took long to arrive), I tip between 5%-10%. If I think that I got a very good service, or if I'm just in a very good mood, then it can go up to 20% tip.

#45 Posted by SuperSambo (2853 posts) -

@DeeGee said:

I'll never tip for a haircut.

Hairdressing is one of the professions with the biggest mark up on what they sell you. It costs how much for some scissors? £1? For a £10 hair cut, that's a 100% mark up. From one person.

I'll pay them what they ask and leave it at that. The tip is built into the price.

The upkeep of the chairs and whatnot, the hot water, the products used on your hair, the razers, the person sweeping up your hair, the wages of the person cutting your hair, the rent and other bills of the shop etc

Thats a bad list, but you get the point.

#46 Posted by StarvingGamer (8016 posts) -

It depends on what cash I have on me but I usually tip $5 for myself and $10 for my girlfriend since men's cuts are way cheaper even though my hair is significantly more complicated to style than hers is.

#47 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -

@DeeGee said:

I'll never tip for a haircut.

Hairdressing is one of the professions with the biggest mark up on what they sell you. It costs how much for some scissors? £1? For a £10 hair cut, that's a 100% mark up. From one person.

I'll pay them what they ask and leave it at that. The tip is built into the price.

Yea, but that price is more than justified since most people have no business cutting their own hair, and since you only need a haircut every few weeks at most. I consider a haircut at that price to be more than reasonable.

#48 Edited by animathias (1170 posts) -

@LiquidS said:

Think all fast food outlets I order from eg Pizza Hut etc ad a $3 delivery fee so I tend not to tip the person as I figure this fee is their tip.

My Domino's charges $2 for delivery and we see less than half of that to pay for gas. It's good in a way because a large percentage of tips go towards wear & tear on the car, and drivers who consistently give poor service and get poor tips don't last long. It's bad because customers think that's our tip when really the franchisee usually pockets it saying it's "for insurance" but then forces drivers to pay out of their own pockets for the outstanding commercial insurance.

As someone who sees tips every day in his job, I'm a generous tipper, but I also scrutinize service. $5 is a really good tip for a pizza driver, so I usually tip between $5 and $7 for decent service, sometimes $10 if the service is really good, but I won't hesitate to stiff the driver for poor service, because that's our job - great service. Where I go for haircuts is usually between $12 and $15, so I always leave a $20 unless it's a really bad haircut, which only happened once.

#49 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Hair cut is about $18 bucks and I just tip to make it a even $20. Pizza it depends if they do a delivery charge or not but if you include that $1.50 delivery its probably around $4. However, do any of you guys tip car side to go at like Applebees or other places with a similar service??

#50 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1106 posts) -

No tips, since I cut my own hair.