I’ve asked several Taiwanese friends about this. Of course it’s not the custom here, but I feel that I should give them something if they do a good job cutting my hair.
I mean, it only costs 308 NT so should I give them an extra 20-30NT? The weird thing is - or maybe I’m the weird thing - is that they come down and wait next to the cash stand for me to pay after they’re finished. It might be my skewed interpretation of the situation, but if they aren’t waiting for a tip wouldn’t they just stay next to their station and clean up?
Or maybe you know of another reason they accompany the guest downstairs to pay? It’s a 2-story salon on NanJing and Guang Fu.
It’s internal guilt that I’m fighting. I walk away from the cash stand and put the money directly into my pocket but I feels dirty.