Never Know How Much to Tip?
The amounts are up to you, but here's a salon
cheat sheet: Give $5 to the assistant who shampooed your hair and a tip equal
to 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill before tax to each person who
worked on it, from the cutter and colorist to the person who did the blowout
and styling. If the owner provided the service, "don't feel obligated to
tip," says salon owner Paul Labrecque. Also handy: the Tipping Tips app
($1; iPhone) with a calculator, plus global gratuity information.