By RickTheBoy - 10/07/2013 12:38 - Canada - Toronto
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I honestly think it depends on where you live and the cost of living in each state as to how much haircuts should cost. I work in a high end salon and charge $35 for a mens haircut and $45 for women's. And other people I work with charge even more. But you definitely get what you pay for. We do an excellent job. I don't get paid hourly. I get paid commission on what I do. I don't know how anyone could live off of only being paid minimum wage or lower. Hairstylists usually don't get benefits, or paid holidays, or holidays off. And normally have to work weekends. I think we deserve to be paid well to stand on our feet all day and work weekends. And I love my job. I don't think hairstylists get nearly enough credit for the work we do. But I guess everyone is different. I go above and beyond to make my clients happy, so that is why I'm able to charge that much and people are happy to pay it.
I didn't say it was the cheapest ever. My local is cheaper than that. However, as people have said, a lot of other places charge a lot more so, in the grander scheme of things, $25 is not expensive. With cuts ranging from $5 to probably $100 you simply can't sat that $25 is expensive just because it's not completely at the bottom. That's not how numbers work.
Well, shit. Sucks you have to pay an extra $5 but still tip them anyways :) they sound nice.
I'll bet he had his hopes way up, thinking you were giving him a $15 tip until he realized there was only one bill in your hand.