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What is an appropriate tip for a hair stylist?

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The appropriate tip for a hair stylist usually ranges between 10 and 25 percent of the total bill. The amount may vary depending on the customer/hair stylist relationship and other specific circumstances. On average, clients give a 20 percent tip.

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Stylists working in salons in and around big cities often get more generous tips when compared to those in small town salons. Reasons to tip more include if the stylist was able to book an appointment on short notice, if a child is in on the haircut, if the customer arrived late for the appointment and if the stylist includes some extra service. Customers usually tip less if they are seeing a new hair stylist.

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