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How much should you tip a hairdresser?

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According to top stylist at Frederic Fekkai, Elie Camoro, a tip of 20 percent is typical for a hairstylist. Tip more for special circumstances, such as having a toddler along or arriving late.

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Other reasons to tip more are if the styling includes a shoulder massage or other bonus service or if the salon provides a last-minute appointment. Some women who have short hair that needs frequent styling tip less than 20 percent, but 20 percent is still customary. Tip the shampooer separately -- around $3 to $5 in big salons. In addition, stylists appreciate small gifts or a card around the holidays in recognition of their service.

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