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The Burning Question*: Do you tip in the hairdressers?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

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WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Reader Susan Kearns sent us this dilemma last week and it had us all nodding in agreement. When you’ve just paid approximately a zillion euro to get your hair trimmed by three milimetres, the common practice is to tip the hairdresser or barber a bit extra. It’s all a bit Irish isn’t it? What do you think? Mad or fair?

Vote here: Do you tip in the hairdressers?

Poll Results:

Sometimes, if I'm feeling lucky (2902)
Never, I just paid approx. 567 euro to get my hair dyed (2406)
Always, I'm not a scab (1399)

Let us know how much you tip in the comments section. And if you have a question burning inside you, share it with us by email at

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