Poll

How much do you tip at the Barber?

$5 or more, I'm a generous guy...
6 (13.6%)
$3 is the right amount...
5 (11.4%)
$1 or $2, but something...
13 (29.5%)
I pay what they charge for a haircut, tip isn't necessary.
16 (36.4%)
It depends on cost of haircut, and/or style... (Comment below when you should need to tip)
4 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 44

Author Topic: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?  (Read 5528 times)

Offline JMHO

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2020
  • Posts: 1553
  • Total likes: 1299
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2024, 11:06:28 AM »
Were can you still get a haircut for $17
NYC its like 37-47 standard
My kids i pay $25 each and throw in an extra $5 tip if im taking 2 hair cuts.
For myself i pay $40 and i usually. Add an extra $2-$3.
Lakewood is mostly approaching $25 for a 8-10 minute haircut.
Thank you Brandon!

Offline Moshe Green

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2021
  • Posts: 1236
  • Total likes: 1022
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Israel
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2024, 11:17:19 AM »
At some point in this thread, we have to define what a haircut means.

Buzz cut, $10 makes sense.

Scissor cut with styling, shampoo, etc doesn't make sense at $10.
In Israel there is a difference for the different haircuts.
A buzz will be from 30-40 shekel (around 8-12 dollars) while a more professional one will be 40-70 shekel (12-20 dollars).

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2024, 01:38:28 PM »
Thank you Brandon!
Just wait until they make a new law that all migrants get free haircuts...😳
אין עוד מלבדו

Offline Abebee

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 6403
  • Total likes: 599
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 735
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: National EE
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2024, 03:38:04 PM »
To me it sounds like a lot for cutting hair... Do you personally think it's a lot, or it's just the price you have to pay. Also, how often do you get haircuts?
A buzz cut has been $15 10 years ago. I think the official price is $20 for my kids and an extra $5 for the appointment. I think its high but i have 2 left hands and the not waiting is well worth the $5 a haircut.

For myself its usually 20-25 minutes and he does scissor cut and beard and its with appointment. Overall i think its high, but from what i hear these are the prices. I guess it also matters if you let random people cut your hair. The same person has cut my hair for the last 10 years. (with the exception of him having a baby erev rosh hashana one year)

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2024, 03:53:45 PM »
A buzz cut has been $15 10 years ago. I think the official price is $20 for my kids and an extra $5 for the appointment. I think its high but i have 2 left hands and the not waiting is well worth the $5 a haircut.

For myself its usually 20-25 minutes and he does scissor cut and beard and its with appointment. Overall i think its high, but from what i hear these are the prices. I guess it also matters if you let random people cut your hair. The same person has cut my hair for the last 10 years. (with the exception of him having a baby erev rosh hashana one year)
Ok, I hear. Factoring in the beard and the appointment, I can understand the 40, especially when you've been using him for the last 10 years... What abt my case, where he isn't my consistent barber for a long time, 17 for a simple & quick cut, with waiting if it's busy... Is a tip still necessary..?
אין עוד מלבדו

Offline Just A Jew

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2023
  • Posts: 650
  • Total likes: 816
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2024, 03:59:33 PM »
Is a tip still necessary..?

It's definitely expected. What you decide to do is your cheshbon.
Freedom of the press is alive at the US Mint.
- Gallagher

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2024, 04:12:24 PM »
It's definitely expected. What you decide to do is your cheshbon.
aha. How much do u give? What's the right amount? I'd imagine that depends on the scenario..
אין עוד מלבדו

Offline Just A Jew

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2023
  • Posts: 650
  • Total likes: 816
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2024, 04:47:06 PM »
aha. How much do u give? What's the right amount? I'd imagine that depends on the scenario..

Relative to the crazy tip amounts in restaurants (and pretty much everywhere else at this point), my personal take is the extra few dollars on the haircut gets me much more for my money than any other tip. I usually give between $3-5, depending on whether its a guy I usually go to or some random guy I'll never see again. My guy is happy, will make sure I'm happy, and won't avoid scheduling an appointment with me. If it's a random guy, I still give a few bucks because it's mentchlech and I wear a yarmulka.
Freedom of the press is alive at the US Mint.
- Gallagher

Offline WonderingYid

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2021
  • Posts: 1561
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2024, 04:54:57 PM »
NYC its like 37-47 standard
I pay $25 with a little massage and a hot towel (and shots on Friday  ;)) , and they clean the hair off me (Lakewood, take notes.)  in the flatbush (Coney & H) area.
I always tip minimum $5.

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2024, 08:28:59 PM »
Relative to the crazy tip amounts in restaurants (and pretty much everywhere else at this point), my personal take is the extra few dollars on the haircut gets me much more for my money than any other tip. I usually give between $3-5, depending on whether its a guy I usually go to or some random guy I'll never see again. My guy is happy, will make sure I'm happy, and won't avoid scheduling an appointment with me. If it's a random guy, I still give a few bucks because it's mentchlech and I wear a yarmulka.
Yeah, Very Sensical...

I pay $25 with a little massage and a hot towel (and shots on Friday  ;)) , and they clean the hair off me (Lakewood, take notes.)  in the flatbush (Coney & H) area.
I always tip minimum $5.
You're talking about The Gentleman Barber Shop, No? He's famous for those hot towels...
אין עוד מלבדו

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2024, 08:42:18 PM »
Ok, So I came out with a conclusion...
I was on the phone with my mother a little earlier, so decided I'll ask her what she thinks about giving tips at the barbershop...
She told me I should for sure give at least $2 if not $3...
So I got my answer... Bli Neder that's what I'll be doing when I go to the barber shop next...


אין עוד מלבדו

Offline AsherO

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 30K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 31175
  • Total likes: 8084
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 79
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2024, 08:52:42 PM »
Ok, So I came out with a conclusion...
I was on the phone with my mother a little earlier, so decided I'll ask her what she thinks about giving tips at the barbershop...
She told me I should for sure give at least $2 if not $3...
So I got my answer... Bli Neder that's what I'll be doing when I go to the barber shop next...

The pros always ask their mom instead of crowdsourcing on DDF :P
DDF FFB (Forum From Birth)

Online aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 18923
  • Total likes: 15010
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2024, 09:00:11 PM »
Ok, So I came out with a conclusion...
I was on the phone with my mother a little earlier, so decided I'll ask her what she thinks about giving tips at the barbershop...
She told me I should for sure give at least $2 if not $3...
So I got my answer... Bli Neder that's what I'll be doing when I go to the barber shop next...
This makes 87 unlikely

@HudZ

Either 12 or 87



You got me to laugh. But not even close.

Feelings don't care about your facts

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2024, 09:06:47 PM »
The pros always ask their mom instead of crowdsourcing on DDF :P
LOL...
I wanted to see what people think about this... The thoughts were very mixed, so that definitely didn't help me make up my mind...

Bottom Line: Mothers know best.
אין עוד מלבדו

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2024, 09:07:24 PM »
This makes 87 unlikely
Yeah, cuz now i'm 88!! ;)
אין עוד מלבדו

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 69366
  • Total likes: 17924
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA GS, AA EXP, DL Dirt, Hyatt Glob, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, DD Diamond, Blocked By @NeriaKraus
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2024, 09:17:17 PM »
LOL...
I wanted to see what people think about this... The thoughts were very mixed, so that definitely didn't help me make up my mind...

Bottom Line: Mothers know best.
Yes, if the barber isn't the owner.


I think $2-$3 for a standard haircut.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2024, 09:21:13 PM »
Yes, if the barber isn't the owner.
I forgot to mention that, my mother said that as well!!! If the barber isn't the owner!!!!!!
אין עוד מלבדו

Offline EliJelly

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2019
  • Posts: 3266
  • Total likes: 3732
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2024, 09:23:16 PM »
What did your mother say about you hanging around on the internet with strangers too much, or you didn't tell her you do?..

Online HudZ

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2019
  • Posts: 1044
  • Total likes: 560
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BeisMedresh
  • Programs: Torah
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2024, 09:25:10 PM »
I'll have to edit; Bottom Line: Mothers know best. AND: Dan knows best.  ;) Neither of them is something new though... ;D
אין עוד מלבדו

Online aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 18923
  • Total likes: 15010
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Tipping At The Barber Shop. Is It A Must?
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2024, 09:26:12 PM »
I forgot to mention that, my mother said that as well!!! If the barber isn't the owner!!!!!!
No no little bird. While he may not be a snort, Dan is not your mother.
Feelings don't care about your facts