Major Tom asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 month ago

How much should I tip my barber for a good haircut?

Taking into account he is risking his life during the pandemic to cut my hair

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    Regular cuts are cheap in my area - $14 - so when I tip $5 it's really more than 1/3 - but I only go like every 5 or 6 weeks - the same guy - and I like him to remember me and take his time and give me the xtras.

    ADDED:  re:  "a good haircut" . . . we had a "gentlmen's hair spa" open nearby - nice barber - then I noticed that he would spend 30+ minutes giving some teenager the latest fade or whatever and the kids never tip.  Me - I timed him at 6 minutes to run the electric shears over me a couple time, no scissors, no razor, no scent, no talc, no brush-off.  Then no tip and now no customer.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If you are satisfied with your haircut then give whatever you want to give. style matters.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If you like to think he's "risking his life", you should also consider the fact that your visit to his shop keeps food on his table.

  • Gregg
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    My haircut costs $14.00 I usually tip $2 bucks.

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  • 1 month ago

    I would not tip too much.

    Few hundred dollars suffice.

    Grand max

  • 1 month ago

    tip whatever you feel like tipping no rules other than don't stiff him/her

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If the barber is ther owner not much, but if the barber has to pay to cut hair at the barbershop than you can tip whatebver you want, but not more than ther price of the haircut.

  • 1 month ago

    5-10 usd, depending on how much the haircut was....

    up to 25$- 5/8$

    50$ or higher- 15$+

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Anything below $5 is a no go. The most I’ve ever tipped for a really good haircut was $20 on top of a $30 haircut.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


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