The standard tip for a hair stylist is 15 percent to 20 percent. A separate shampoo person requires an extra tip of at least $1 to $2.
If you are late or have children with you at your appointment, increase the tip by 5 percent to 10 percent. Other reasons for an increased tip include a scalp massage during your appointment or a time-consuming cut or style. Include a gift with your tip if you see your regular stylist around the holidays.
Tipping your hair stylist appropriately helps develop a rapport with your stylist and a relationship with the salon that is helpful in scheduling future last-minute appointments.