My haircuts are $20. (Well, $21 if you include the $1 to pay with a credit card.)
The haircut I get is:
- Consistent. (No worries about a bad haircut.)
- Convenient. (5-minute walk from home.)
- Pain-free (Reuben speaks less than 20 words of English, so neither of us feel the need to chat.)
This, to me, is the perfect haircut.
To me, the perfect haircut is worth FAR MORE than $25 (the total if I were to tip 20%).
So I tip $10.
Is a 50% tip an unnecessary amount to give? Sure.
But I’m happy to pay $31 for the perfect haircut; especially knowing that I’m the perfect client.