Q: I live in an area where a lot of people have a home hair salon. I know the tipping etiquette for other types of salons, but wondered if I should tip the owner/stylist of a one person shop. It seems to me that since they are not paying for a booth on rent on a salon, they are already getting their tip on the profit they make on the cut/style.
A: You are right. You don’t have to tip a stylist who works out of their own home. Of course, if you think they did a terrific job and want to thank them, a 10% tip would be appropriate.