I have no idea. The same woman who colors and cuts my hair also washes it (with conditioner only ). So she, of course, gets tipped.
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
2b/3a (I think?)
color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
When I used to go to the salon I would tip the shampoo girl. I have a lot of hair and I would get DT's too, so she would put in a lot of work. So I'd tip her, but not as much as the person who would cut/color/dry my hair because she put even more time and work.
But if the same person washed and styled my hair then she would get the same as I would tip if she didn't wash.
I haven't been to a salon in over 2 years and I don't miss it...serious dents in the wallet!
3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
I tip the shampoo person $2 (because, as my husband says, $1 just isn't that much money anymore). The person is always *very* grateful. I think that's because at my salon very few people tip the shampooers.
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
When I worked as a receptionist at a salon a few years ago, I also did shampoos when the stylists were busy and did get tipped about half the time. Usually from the ones I'd almost put to sleep with a scalp massage. Heh.
When I started, the owner had me practice on him. Totally soaked him. *dies* It was hilarious though.
Yes! Tip the person who shampoos you. They don't usually get paid all that well and they are providing you a service, same as your hair stylist. I usually tip the shampooer a couple of dollars, depending on how expensive the hair cut is.
I worked as a shampoo girl at a men's hair salon (sorry for sexist title, I was also a coat check girl at one point, and coat check person sounds funny) through high school and college and let me tell you, I earned every penny those cheap guys would tip me, if at all. Such dirty hair! And this is coming from someone who doesn't wash their hair with shampoo! Ugh, 'twas a thankless job.