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Do You Tip Your Beauty Technicians For the Holidays?

While we know that it's not required to tip the owner of a salon if they are the ones who have styled your hair, according to salon owner and celebrity hairstylist, Louis Licari, a little extra something is much appreciated during the holiday times.

Louis reports that he's received everything from homemade cookies to all expenses-paid exotic vacations. While I certainly don't have the budget for that, I am a little bit embarrassed to say that I haven't paid much mind to tipping my manicurist, masseuse, waxer, and hair stylist during the holidays.

When I go in for my services I leave a tip, but I have never just popped in to drop off something "extra" for the holidays. Is this something that you do?


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Oheloai Oheloai 9 years
I tip generously as my stylist is a single parent of 3 teenagers and has a mortgage to pay. FYI- the ex left her for a younger woman. Her oldest son is off to college next year and she's the best in the salon. I encouraged her to open up her own salon at her house.
Carly_Fortes Carly_Fortes 9 years
I usually give a gift cos she is my friend and make me happy !!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i usually just tip them well when ever i go in. for me - it's hard since i've moved around and it's not like i'm there as often as i could be.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My hair costs a lot to do anyways, and I always tip very I don't do anything extra special for the holidays.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
Yah...for sure give extra around the holidays.
daviebaby daviebaby 9 years
i do my own hair
scissorz scissorz 9 years
some people leave extra and some people dont and thats cool. i got a sbucks card from one client this year and that was nice. a few people gave me just a little extra tip wise but in a little card which was really nice. i think that the longer youve been going to someone the more you may want to do....i mean just cause things start to get pretty friendly by then. extra appreciation is awesome but dont feel bad not doing anything if you cant....obligation -fueled gifts are no good!
AMP AMP 9 years
When I went in for my highlights right before Christmas, I brought my colorist a pointsettia plant for her station. She loved it.
Mosi1219 Mosi1219 9 years
I always leave a tip. The salon business is a personal service industry and therefore you tip accordingly.
Carmen3 Carmen3 9 years
allhailtoyin allhailtoyin 9 years
I always tip.
lilstacylou lilstacylou 9 years
My hairstylist is my best friend and I don't tip her more than any other time I go. She knows I'm not rich and a lot of women that go to her are rich.
seryscarlett seryscarlett 9 years
I'm a bartender so I'm a generous tipper by principle. My hair stylist is an old coworker and always takes extra time with me. I swear by my waxer and don't know what I'll do without her when I move out of state. I tipped them both extra this holiday (and they gave me cookies!)
kitson1 kitson1 9 years
Retail therapy, I hope you aren't one of those people I wait on that doesn't see the need to tip me "because you should get paid for how you work". Yeah. I make 2.13 an hour as a waitress (we have different standards for minimum wage) and if you think I can go to school and pay for the home I own with my husband on 2.13, you have another thing coming.
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
i usually tip as usual and then bring them a gift..
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
Only if I am going to see her. I don't make an effort to get her a gift if I'm not going to see her during the holiday season. I only get a hair cut like twice a year.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
If I saw someone regularly, I would give a little extra for the holidays...I always tip though, unless it is the owner of course! :)
tonjay2002 tonjay2002 9 years
No, I tip her well throughout the year besides my beautician is Jehovah Witness.
Angiebaby Angiebaby 9 years
Gifts!! If you're a regular customer, whoever you're gifting no matter what the gift is, they are so touched. Many times they don't expect it and it's a treat that you thought of them during the holidays.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
I find it ridiculous to tip so much! it is not like i'm some celeb or socialite. if u add all the tips given out together, u prolly have enuff for another pampering session. i think tipping is a social/culture thing. and i avoid salons etc during holiday season, they are always so busy, so u dun get the best job, and also they already have a surcharge during the festive season. all the more it is not necessary to tip.
anned anned 9 years
I don't go often enough to tip for the holiday, but I always give a generous tip at every visit. and if I remember I bring in coffee (oh I love my carlos!)
adrianrny adrianrny 9 years
I spend $60 a haircut, tip the stylist $12 & the shampoo woman $4 every 6 weeks--that is enough. If my hair is hi-lighted, she gets another $25-$30 in a tip.
Spree Spree 9 years
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
I tip every time i go to the salon. if i get a relaxer- i tip $15 If it's just a shampoo and style - i tip $5- $7 and if they squeezed me into the schedule cause i was DESPERATELY NAPPY- I tip them $20 Hey when you're nappy and have a huge Hollywood event, you will pay 10xs the regular for anything! during the holidays, i give my hair stylist a bottle of wine (i'm part of a wine connoisseur club, so i get some good stuff). i give the lady who threads my eye brows homemade apple pies. she LUVs them! everyone else i don't see that often, so they get their regular tip.
Hanahin Hanahin 9 years
I always tip them .. monthly !!
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