Woman divides internet after refusing to tip for $350, 7-hour hair appointment

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By James Kay

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A woman has caused a heated discussion online after she refused to tip after spending seven hours getting her hair done, with the final price coming to $350.

Tipping culture is an easy way to get people arguing online, as everyone seems to have different opinions on what constitutes a good tip if tipping is necessary at all.

Usually, the stories center around a restaurant - but they can also pop up wherever someone pays for a service, like getting your hair done.

A social media influencer going by the name Justice sparked the debate after revealing that she chose not to tip her hairstylist following a lengthy braiding session.

Some believe that tipping culture is getting out of hand. Credit: emyerson/Getty

Justice, based in Chicago, defended her decision, arguing that the $350 she paid for the seven-hour service was sufficient.

"A lot of people say tipping is how you say 'thank you,' but to me, saying 'Thank you' is how you say 'Thank you,'" she stated in a TikTok video that has since gone viral.

Detailing her experience, Justice mentioned that the appointment took place at the stylist's home, requiring her to arrive with pre-washed and blow-dried hair, withdraw cash from an ATM, and commute to the location.

"She didn't have to commute, she's not paying any extra overhead because she works from home, I think that's a really good price," Justice explained. "How many people are making $40?"

Despite acknowledging it as her "most comfortable braiding experience," Justice admitted feeling anxious as it was the first time she opted not to tip for a hair service.

Comments began flooding in, with some less than pleased with Justice, as one person said: "No shade, but I could NEVER [not tip]! If I know my hair’s gonna be expensive I’m already factoring in my 20%."

A second person said: "Your braids look fire, she deserved a tip. Stylists pay a ton in taxes & other overhead. When stylists get super booked they push out the non tipper."

However, some were completely fine with the lack of tip, as one supporter said: "I purposely set my prices for what I need to live and tell everyone tipping is not necessary. The best tip is just to come back, tell your friends."

A second added: "Tipping fatigue is real. Definitely needs to be scaled back, especially with the cost of things."

In contrast, San Diego stylist and extension specialist Hamuidah Anderson condemned Justice's actions, labeling her as "the worst type of client" and suggesting that she lacks respect for professionals in the beauty industry.

She doesn’t respect people in the beauty industry, but I bet she would at a restaurant when the bill is $400,” Anderson told HuffPost. “Seven hours is a long time to work on someone’s hair."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: emyerson/Getty

Woman divides internet after refusing to tip for $350, 7-hour hair appointment

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman has caused a heated discussion online after she refused to tip after spending seven hours getting her hair done, with the final price coming to $350.

Tipping culture is an easy way to get people arguing online, as everyone seems to have different opinions on what constitutes a good tip if tipping is necessary at all.

Usually, the stories center around a restaurant - but they can also pop up wherever someone pays for a service, like getting your hair done.

A social media influencer going by the name Justice sparked the debate after revealing that she chose not to tip her hairstylist following a lengthy braiding session.

Some believe that tipping culture is getting out of hand. Credit: emyerson/Getty

Justice, based in Chicago, defended her decision, arguing that the $350 she paid for the seven-hour service was sufficient.

"A lot of people say tipping is how you say 'thank you,' but to me, saying 'Thank you' is how you say 'Thank you,'" she stated in a TikTok video that has since gone viral.

Detailing her experience, Justice mentioned that the appointment took place at the stylist's home, requiring her to arrive with pre-washed and blow-dried hair, withdraw cash from an ATM, and commute to the location.

"She didn't have to commute, she's not paying any extra overhead because she works from home, I think that's a really good price," Justice explained. "How many people are making $40?"

Despite acknowledging it as her "most comfortable braiding experience," Justice admitted feeling anxious as it was the first time she opted not to tip for a hair service.

Comments began flooding in, with some less than pleased with Justice, as one person said: "No shade, but I could NEVER [not tip]! If I know my hair’s gonna be expensive I’m already factoring in my 20%."

A second person said: "Your braids look fire, she deserved a tip. Stylists pay a ton in taxes & other overhead. When stylists get super booked they push out the non tipper."

However, some were completely fine with the lack of tip, as one supporter said: "I purposely set my prices for what I need to live and tell everyone tipping is not necessary. The best tip is just to come back, tell your friends."

A second added: "Tipping fatigue is real. Definitely needs to be scaled back, especially with the cost of things."

In contrast, San Diego stylist and extension specialist Hamuidah Anderson condemned Justice's actions, labeling her as "the worst type of client" and suggesting that she lacks respect for professionals in the beauty industry.

She doesn’t respect people in the beauty industry, but I bet she would at a restaurant when the bill is $400,” Anderson told HuffPost. “Seven hours is a long time to work on someone’s hair."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: emyerson/Getty