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Tipping participation and expenditures in beauty salons

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Abstract:

Research on tipping has been limited to restaurants, tourism and taxis. This study investigates the economic and demographic factors that influence whether a person tips and the amount tipped for a haircut in a beauty salon. Using a two-step model, it is found that both economic and demographic factors influence tipping behaviour. A person is more likely to tip if he/she has long hair, attends to grooming on a frequent basis, has a lower income, and is male. Price, gender, age, and the use of appointments are factors that influence the amount that one tips.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840050155959

Publication date: December 15, 2000

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