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the barber charges £8.80 - a figure seemingly devised to encourage tipping (i.e. you feel stingy for not letting them keep the change from the tenner). So yes, I tip.
But when I only pay about £7 anyway, adding a quid or two on doesn't seem like so much of a heartache.
because Mennet the turkish barber is one of the best. AND gave me a beer while it was happening. Yes.
Even if I hate it (sometimes I tip more if I hate it, because I *am* a fud). Last night I got a colour and cut. I fucking HATE the cut. It makes me look mongy and like a stupid fatfaced boy with idiotfaceitis. The colour is beautiful though- it's that lovely pale creamy scandinavian blonde that only people who have naturally pale blonde hair have, and to have achieved that out of the bottle is quite incredible. I tipped my colourist twice what I tipped my cutter/stylist in protest. I reckon the tip just about covered my 3 "free" champagne cocktails and boyfriend's beer.
i love them so much. They make me tea and don't bother with small talk, and don't openly judge me for the mess i make by cutting my own hair. Each time i've given them at least £5.
"I've been tipping at the hairdressers"
it's a bloody minefield. Also, I only realised after as I staggered away soemwhat tipsily that I'd tipped the cutter the same as the boy who did my head massage- probably not politic :(
and the haircut costs a shade under a tenner, say 7pounds then I go in a really swarve manner 'Keep The Change' then strut out of the barber shop like the dude that I am.
like out of Home Alone?
but a bottle of scotch was involved, as where several lawyers
I'd pitty any girls who do though, I mean you're already paying 50 odd notes, why add to the bill?
the only good small talk ive ever had was "your beard is like turkish mans! not whispy like other 'men' here"
but i bring a packet fingers from the iceland next door. bit weird but she gave me tea once and went DAMN I WISH I HAD SOME CHOCOLATE FINGERS and i agreed and we had shit biscuits and she seemed really forlorn. so the next time i went, i brought her some. do it the 2/3 times a year i go in for a trim
it cost £15 once and they had no change so she had to run to the co op next door and only gave me a fiver note back. It serves her right that she never got a tip that time cos any clever tip-wanting hairdresser would have brought me COINS.
I mean I'm not giving her a bloody third of the price of my haircut as a tip
It's pretty expensive as it is, and they don't seem to mind that I don't tip, so I don't.
MR JOEY 'I'M A FOOTBALLER NOT A MOVIE STAR' MAHONE.
I used to go to a place on Essex Road where the people were very nice, and the cut only cost ten or twelve quid, but after the fifth time of walking out looking like Mark Lawrenson I decided I had to take my custom elsewhere.
No idea if his other customers, who are all Turkish, do this. Seems like they just turn up and hang out.
you're meant to tip hairdressers?
i thought this thread was a joke.
But thye don't just expect a quid.
They often for some reason expect to keep what you give them.
So if my haircut cost 6 quid I'll give a tenner and tell them "just give me 2 quid back cheers", so I leave him with a £2 tip. They often just look at me like "WTF????" like they are entitled to all £10
...they no longer get a tip. Used to be £8 and of course they always got the £2 as tip. Poor, put upon workers :(
I always take plenty of change so I can give them the exact amount if they don't deserve a tip. I don't think anyone should expect a tip, they should charge what they think is a fair amount and leave it at that. I certainly don't expect or get a tip when I work.
Its £40 anyway and I can barely afford that. I never buy the 'product' either.
but I wouldn't tip. Prices at the hairdressers are extortionate anyway and they get paid relatively well for the job they're doing so I wouldn't tip. Maybe I would if I was overwhelmed by the service but otherwise, no.
thats the silliest thing ive heard in a while is that that is
Used to go to a place that was £20 and i'd give a couple of quid.
But that's too much for a blokes cut, so I went elsewhere.
Not been for months now, but the place I last went to charged £8 but did a very good job and I had a beer there, so I gave him a £4 tip.
the middle-aged white female hairdresser had corn-rows. i've not been to a barbershop since, and this was in 2003. i tip myself with beer when i'm not totally outraged at how shit my hair is.