By William McCoy ; Updated September 29, 2017
A customer gets their hair washed at a salon
Although it's polite to thank a salon employee for pampering you, your gratitude shouldn't stop with words. It's appropriate to tip salon employees and, occasionally, owners themselves, for helping you look your best. The amount you tip can depend on the quality of the care, but it's proper etiquette to tip 15 to 20 percent after your appointment and also tip around the holidays.