Whether you frequent an upscale salon or a local barber shop, you might feel uncertain about how much to tip – and it’s no wonder.

Hegdahl says many hairdressers don't get a salary, hourly rate, or benefits like PTO. Many are paid on commission, 30% to 50% of each client service.

Hairdressers recommend tipping in percentages. Hegdahl recommends 20%, while Hamarics recommends 18-20%.

How much should you tip for a $200 haircut? 18% tip is $36; 20% tip is $40. Same principle applies to a $50 haircut. 18% of $50 is $9, while 20% is $10.

Hegdahl says stylists often tip assistants from their own day's tips.

At some salons, the assistant does a lot of work, while at others, the assistant shampoos.

“Cash is still king,” says Hegdahl.

At some salons, the assistant does a lot of work, while at others, the assistant shampoos.