rings on her fingers and bells on her toes (magic_beans) wrote in polloftheday,
rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
magic_beans
polloftheday

My mum tips her hairdresser. My dad says he doesn't generally but will 'if it's a girl and she's pretty' (not entirely sure how serious he was though). I hadn't ever really thought about it.

Poll #1064301 Tipping!

UK folks, do you tip your hairdresser?

yes
3(27.3%)
no
5(45.5%)
depends (I might comment)
3(27.3%)

Everyone else, do you tip your hairdresser?

yes
73(68.2%)
no
24(22.4%)
depends (I might comment)
10(9.3%)



ETA: Interestingly, the T2 section of The Times ran an article on tipping today. It says Americans are big tippers as "tipping is a crucial component of the economy worth an estimated $26 billion (£12.9 billion) a year." It puts Brits as 'mid-table' tipping-wise.

It mentions hairdressers as "[o]ne of the most awkward tipping scenarios", and says how things can be different for the different sexes- when a guy goes to a barber most of the time one guy cuts his hair whereas often at women's hairdressers there might be one girl who washes your hair, another who cuts it and one who colours etc.

"Hari Salem, The Times's hair expert, has simple advice: 'Tip well or don't tip at all. The worst thing is to tip badly. It doesn't go down too well.' Failure to leave a tip at all is 'no problem. The only time you are disappointed is if you get a bad tip. That's a bit of an insult.'"

Tipping in Australia is labelled as "can be insulting as implies workers are not paid well enough".
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