Comb, scissors and cash
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'Tis the season to be...tipping, or at least that's what it feels like when you're at the salon. And most clients do give their regular hairstylist a special gratuity during the holidays, says Bonnie Bonadeo, director of education for the Professional Beauty Association, an industry trade organization. An extra 5 percent on top of your normal tip is the average gift across the board, she says, but you know what else is really nice? A note: Happy holidays, and thank you for a year of great haircuts.

Still unsure? We have more advice on what to give your hairstylist at the holidays.