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Old Dec 14th 2011, 11:25 pm
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I just wondered what to do about tipping my hairdresser at christmas. In UK i bought her a gift but here I am in US! I go to hairdresser every week and do tip 20%
Do I just tip as per usual or buy a gift card - I was maybe thinking of a 20 dollar card?
I asked husband and he looked at me like i was mad - (note - he also thinks im mad going every week but it was one of my non negotiable thingys about coming here!!)
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My husband read something in the last day or two that you should tip the full price of a haircut at Christmas Also to tip 'everyone' such as lawn man a full month!!! I hate to sound like scrooge but mine ain't getting that much! Not actually been to the hairdressers here yet so won't be going before Christmas....

Will try and find out where hubby read about it....

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hello all

I just wondered what to do about tipping my hairdresser at christmas. In UK i bought her a gift but here I am in US! I go to hairdresser every week and do tip 20%
Do I just tip as per usual or buy a gift card - I was maybe thinking of a 20 dollar card?
I asked husband and he looked at me like i was mad - (note - he also thinks im mad going every week but it was one of my non negotiable thingys about coming here!!)
SERIOUSLY you go to hairdressers every WEEK???? how much does your hair grow in a week, what could you possibly need to have done that often, and YES if you go that often you should at least tip the price of a haircut!!
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Tip whatever you fancy....if you go see a regular person and like them, sure, give them a gift...other wise, just a regular tip.

For the postman, giftcards are good as cash can be dodgy, tax requirements and all that and anything bulky is a pain in the arse.

And if you live in a snowy area, it is a good idea to tip the postie, or you might find they don't deliver very regularly, citing BS about ice on the steps...once we tipped ours in the old town, the post magically got much better. He got $10 to Dunkin'D as he always trotted around with a cup.
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If the hairdresser is getting a tip every week I think your idea of a $20 gift card would be fine. But who knows.
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omg, I dont tip anyone anything at christmas. No wonder we never get our mail delivered
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omg, I dont tip anyone anything at christmas. No wonder we never get our mail delivered
No way am I tipping those clowns.
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Wonder if anyone will "tip" me this year
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No way am I tipping those clowns.
they get paid a ****** fortune compared to me
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Wonder if anyone will "tip" me this year
You'll be lucky if you get paid.
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The newspaper delivery guy adds a card at Christmas, I assume to help oil the wheels for his tip, but it gets delivered (thrown) at a time that will not find me awake. Not sure how one is supposed to tip him.
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Here's an article from MSN:

http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/h....aspx?ucsort=1

Yup, it says one haircut's worth.

And be careful about tipping your mail carrier. They have to report anything over $20 (in cash or value). They're probably already fearful for their jobs, so don't do anything further to jeopardize it!
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Originally Posted by Wibblypig View Post
My husband read something in the last day or two that you should tip the full price of a haircut at Christmas Also to tip 'everyone' such as lawn man a full month!!! I hate to sound like scrooge but mine ain't getting that much! Not actually been to the hairdressers here yet so won't be going before Christmas....

Will try and find out where hubby read about it....

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SERIOUSLY you go to hairdressers every WEEK???? how much does your hair grow in a week, what could you possibly need to have done that often, and YES if you go that often you should at least tip the price of a haircut!!
Yes siree (as people seem to say here!!) I go every week for a blow dry (or blow out as its called here) and then they flat iron it
Has to be done!!! You can take the girl outa london but etc etc etc
Still think im living in the big city where EVERYONE has there barnet done EVERY week dont ya know - hmm but i aint living in the big city and could never even brush it again and noone would notice!!!!
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[QUOTE=jleebeane;9789265]Here's an article from MSN:

http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/h....aspx?ucsort=1

Yup, it says one haircut's worth.

And be careful about tipping your mail carrier. They have to report anything over $20 (in cash or value). They're probably already fearful for their jobs, so don't do anything further to jeopardize it![/QUOTE

thanks for this !!
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