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Postby Red » Sat 11 Sep 2010 19:42 GMT

I know it's usual to tip for good service in restaurants here, as it is in the uk, but is it just as usual to tip in ladies hairdressers?

Obviously this is one for the ladies.


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Postby gozomark » Sat 11 Sep 2010 21:31 GMT

Well, all I can say is that a 10% tip at the mens hairdressers seems fairly standard
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Postby boogiewoogie » Sun 12 Sep 2010 07:52 GMT

ooh good topic, a run down on when to tip/not to would be appreciated, generally.
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Postby gozomark » Sun 12 Sep 2010 07:58 GMT

Generally the same as the UK - restaurants, taxis, hairdressers, occasionally in a bar esp if waiter service
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Postby Red » Sun 12 Sep 2010 11:34 GMT

Thank you Mark,

Bars, restaurants etc., I have no problem with, as they are usually the employee, but I do have a bit of thing about Hairdressers, but only if it is the owner. Employed stylists - no probs. I have found through friends employed in the hairdressing trade,that it is very feudal, and the owners pay very little to the hardworking underlings (in the UK that is). The trainees and apprentice are expected to pay for the privilege. In the UK I do always tip, but only the employed stylist, but, if that happens to be the owner, I will tip the person who washes my hair.

As the salons here are tiny, I did the usual, and tipped the lackey, but she looked astounded! so I just wondered if they didn't expect to be tipped here. I just wish they had a communal pot which was shared by all, it would be a lot fairer.

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