Tipping your Barber: (This is how much)

By John Goldsmith •  Updated: 12/14/21 •  4 min read

Tipping is an important part of the service industry.

It’s a way to show appreciation for good work and incentivize great performance.

That said, there are some guidelines that should be followed in order to ensure you’re tipping appropriately.

And if you have any questions about what is appropriate, here’s a guide on how much to tip your barber from 15% up to 20%.

How Much to Tip Your Barber

How Much to Tip Your Barber?

15-20% of the entire bill is a good rule of thumb for tipping your barber.

Some people say 20%, some say 15%.

Either way, the amount you tip is completely up to you and how much you feel like tipping.

How much do you tip for a $20 haircut?

20% of $20 dollars is $4, so you would tip your barber $4 or if it were me I’d round up to $5.

And if you are a regular at the barbershop, don’t forget to leave a little extra each time.

How much should I tip for a $40 haircut?

If you are getting a high-end haircut, you should tip accordingly.

20% of $40 would be $8, so I’d personally tip your barber anywhere from $10 to $15. It’s completely up to you!

What if I get hair color done at the salon?

You may also want to consider tipping for this service as well because it requires extra time and attention.

The same guidelines apply to hair color as they do with haircuts.

How much do you tip for a $25 haircut?

20% of $25 would be $5, so if you tipped 20%, you’d tip your barber $5.

But since most people don’t tip the exact same amount for every service, I wouldn’t feel obligated to do that.

Instead, it’s better to look at the big picture and determine what is considered normal tipping where you live.

If everyone around me is tipping 20%, I’m more likely to do that as well.

How much should I tip at a salon vs. a barbershop?

Salons are known for providing excellent customer service because they will pamper you during your visit with them – but prices are higher as well.

Therefore, expect to tip more independently at a salon than you would at a barbershop.

The standard tip for a salon is anywhere from 20% to 25%.

How much should I tip my hairstylist?

The general rule of thumb when it comes to tipping your hairstylist is to tip anywhere from 20% to 30%.

This higher percentage is reflective of the time and effort they put into your appearance.

If you have received an exceptional cut, color, or style, don’t be afraid to tip more!

Is $10 a good tip for a $40 haircut?

It depends on the situation.

If you’re at a high-end salon, then $10 may not be enough.

However, if you’re at a barbershop and you get a standard haircut, then $10 is more than enough.

As I stated before, it’s always best to look at what is considered normal in your area and tip accordingly.

How much does a barber make?

Barbers can make anywhere from minimum wage to around $50,000 a year.

With such a wide range, it’s important to consider tipping on top of their wages because they don’t make as much as you probably think.

And if you are a regular, who tips well, they’ll remember you and take extra good care of you the next time.

Do I have to tip if I’m not satisfied?

No, you are not obligated to tip if you are not satisfied with the service.

However, it is always a good idea to speak with the manager of the establishment to see what can be done in order to rectify the situation.

If you still feel as though you need to tip, then you can always leave a minimal amount such as $2 or $3.

Tipping is a way of saying “job well done,” so it’s always best to tip when you’re happy with the service.

Speak up though and let them know so they can help fix or make sure the service is better the next time.

Final Thoughts

Tipping is an excellent way to show your appreciation for a job well done.

And when it comes to hair services, it’s important to know how much to tip your barber so that they know their work is valued.

Remember, the amount you tip is completely up to you!

John Goldsmith