The Effect of Compliments on Tipping Behavior in Hair Styling Salons
The Journal of Applied Social Psychology
This study examined the role of compliments on tipping behavior in hairstyling salons. Two female hair stylists cut and styled 115 customers' hair and either complimented or did not compliment the customers while interacting. Results indicated that hair stylists received significantly higher tips when complimenting their customers than when not complimenting them. These results and their implications are discussed.
Seiter, J. S., & *Dutson, E. (2007). The Effect of Compliments on Tipping Behavior in Hair Styling Salons. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37 (9), 1999-2007.