That's what i was trying to get at. I know some hairdressers who are apart of a shop and either pay a chair fee of $10- $50 bucks per day (that they are actually in the shop working) and will see 7 clients a day and charge those clients $60- $100 bucks for a hairstyle. Easily covering the price of the chair fee while making a decent living in one day let alone a week.
Then I know hairdressers who are out on their own and who charge just as much or more for a hairstyle but who don't either pay rent or pay $800 in rent for the space they rent but have several stylist working under them who they then charge say $100 each to cover the rent in the month. All the chairs, shampoo stations, etc are usually donated or if they choose to buy them they can. Heck even if they choose to have it financed it's not like they are paying $1,000 a month to do so.
So would it be wrong not to tip when they are easily making a weekly salary of $1,000 or more tax free.
I don't think my stylist would hate me if i didnt tip generously or at all but now i'd feel kinda bad if i didnt since i've been doing it for so long.
it'd just be easier if they would not even request a tip!
and then apparently you're suppose to give these people gifts during the holidays too?? anyone that has a service type of job.. mailman, ups/fedex, hairstylist... etc....
i sometimes give my hairstylist and massage lady gifts but that's because i have a friendly relationship with them and have been going to them for years. But I don't feel like we should gift people items because they're doing their job......