Do you tip a hair stylist who owns her own shop?

YES! Tips are meant to show appreciation for a service, regardless of who owns the business. The money you pay for the service is used to pay BILLS!!! For the business and its part of the stylists income, for his/her own personal bills. Tips are always welcome because everyone could money for the "extras" in their life. Plus, those who tip and tip well, will always get priority. Upcoming event, emergency appointment or need a favor? Your tipping habits come in to play at this point, as the stylist decides whether or not to be accommodating. I am a stylist AND Salon owner and those who treat me well, I treat well. VIP treatment, freebies, prime appointment times, etc. Tipping matters!