Friday, July 29, 2011

Adventures in overtipping

So, I just got a super fab haircut at a local salon off Park Avenue in Winter Park. When I told a gal pal how much I tipped the stylist, she was in shock. Before I tell you how much I tipped, let me share my reasoning:

1) The haircut and blowdry were a raffle prize I won at a charity event, so the haircut was free.

2) The woman cutting my hair has been a master sylist for more than 30 years and books her own appointments. She fit me at the very last minute because I told her I have a date tonight (cute guy taking me out for sushi...I'll save that story for another post).

3) I got a shampoo, a-m-a-z-i-n-g scalp/neck massage, a glass of wine, a totally new haircut (not just your average trim), blowdry and style in less than 45 minutes.

The sylist usually charges $50 for a cut and blowdry. I usually tip 20%, but because of #1-3 above, and also because she did such a wonderful job, I tipped her $15.

So, what do you think? Did I go overboard or did I do the right thing?

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