Hi Etiquette Mavens!
I know that it's not common practice to tip vendors who own their company (unless exceptional service), so I'm wondering if that extends to small operations like hair styling. When I get quotes from hair stylists who happen to work independently as company owners (like Lisa Smith of Lisa Smith Artistry, for instance), they are a bit higher than I was expecting.
I understand that the actual number is a matter of geography, but I'm wondering if this pricing is a bit padded to include tip since the vendor is the owner. (To clarify: I'm not opposed to tipping if that's appropriate.) Has anyone encountered this and have some insight? Thanks!