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Is $3 a terrible tip for a $12 haircut?

I usually give her $5 but I just can't this time! My Kids HAVE to get hair cuts for this wedding we are going to and and then DH paycheck was $200 short!! What do you think?


Asked by But_Mommie at 8:40 AM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (14)
  • $3 is a great tip on a $15 cut. Thats a 20% tip!!!

    Answer by vbruno at 8:42 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • If it's not okay, then I'm in trouble cause that's usually about what I tip. I think it's fine :)

    Answer by vicesix at 8:43 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • That's a 25% tip. For many states, tip is normally from 10-18%. So technically, you overtipped her.
    I do the same. If they do a really good job, a bigger tip will normally remind them the next time how their performance will be rewarded.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:45 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Very good tip.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • no it is not bad! That is nice that you still tip. if you go to her regulary just tell her you are sorry but you are not able to tip as much this time im sure she will understand good luck

    Answer by ChanQ at 11:56 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I think it will be ok i normaly do 5dollars as well but at least your giving somthing :D

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 8:43 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I think its perfect, I would not give 5 for a 12 dollar haircut. I give 4 for my sons cut time to time because the barber takes about an hour, trimming and shaping and talking to him, etc... bt usually 3, don't worry about it!

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 8:51 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • thats a great tip!!!!

    Answer by jenn4443 at 8:59 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I usually tip $3.00 for that. It's a 25% tip. If it is me getting my hair done, I usually tip more because my hair is long and thick and takes a while.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:22 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • that a mount is fine , i think people are worrying way to much over how mush to tip people the stander is 10-20% so 3$ is a great a mount to be getting as a tip on a 12$ hair's 1/4 of what the haircut its self cost which is fine........

    Answer by cara124 at 10:02 AM on Mar. 18, 2011