My hairdresser used to work for a big salon in town, which is where I first went to her. At the salon I always tipped her. She did a great job and I was always pleased with the cut. Now she has left the salon and set up on her own, in her own home. She sent me details that she had moved on as I'd been with her for years. I visited for the first time today. I've always felt uncomfortable about tipping (don't know why, nothing to do with standard of her work) and today it felt really odd. Now she works for herself all the profit goes directly to her and she's not on a basic wage that gets topped up by the tip ... but it's a gesture of thanks for a good job and I've always tipped her in the past. Anyway this time I just stuffed the tip at her and almost fled out the door without the usual friendly chit-chat. What would you have done? Tip or not tip and just say thank you?