Cutting Costs?

Jamie’s friend Pat is a professional hairdresser, and she works at one of the hottest salons in Manhattan.  On her off – hours, she has started cutting hair for friends in her own home – for almost half the price!  She figured she doesn’t have to split the proceeds with the salon so she can offer her friends a much better rate.

Of course her friends are delighted – the only issue? Tipping!  Pat’s pals are not sure quite what to do.  Some of them insist that the rule is that you only tip when in a salon because the stylist is splitting her money with the owner.  However, others say they will continue to tip Pat because they see a gratuity as a nice way of saying thank you for a job well done – not just as a way to supplement a service provider’s income who has to share her profits.

Tell us what you think!

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3 Responses to “Cutting Costs?”

  1. Louie says:

    The Tip is still in order. Naturally, the tip is commenserate with the total price, so that turns out to be a bargain too.

  2. Stella says:

    I used to go to a stylist who worked out of her home. We became friends and she’d often bitch about people who didn’t tip or tipped badly–so, I’d err on the side of tipping and tipping well (which I did).

  3. Jenna says:

    I disagree with Louie and Stella. You are not to tip the owner of a salon because she does not have to share her earnings with anyone. The same applies to someone working from their home. She is not taking her earnings and sharing them with anyone. I think we are all being made to feel uncomfortable about this tipping….it is way out of control. I agree I would probably tip cause I would feel pressured to do so, but too much is now being expected from the customer. The owners are becoming very greedy!!

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