Stylists just starting out need practice on their cutting and coloring skills, often offering up their clients free services in the process. (Score.) But then there's the tip to consider — and that's just what one Sugar reader recently wondered about. "I've booked a hair appointment for my boyfriend at my salon as a hair model and it is free of charge. How much should he tip?" she asked. "It's at the salon I go to, and he needs to make a good impression and leave a reasonable tip," she added. To see what I think, just keep reading.
For complimentary services, I always tip based on what the service would cost if I was paying full price. For apprentice-level stylists, tip based on what the starting price for a haircut would be. And if you're feeling particularly kind, throw in an extra dollar or two. We all start somewhere, right?