After weeks without income, hair stylist receives $2,500 tip from client

  • A hair stylist was left in awe after finding out that her customer left her $2,500 tip
  • The salon she was working for closed down for about two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • She used the amount to pay for her rent in advance

Salons are among the businesses that greatly felt the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image via Facebook | Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop at the University of Denver closed down for about two months before they were recently allowed to re-open with strict social distancing and sanitary guidelines.

Hair stylist Ilisian Novotny shared that during the quarantine, some of her clients helped her get by by sending her financial help. Still, the single mother admitted that she struggled to make ends meet.

So when she and her fellow employees received a hefty tip from a generous customer, they could not be more grateful.

Denver Post said Novotny did the haircut of a walk-in customer who just moved to Denver. While she was doing his hair, the two had a conversation about sports and the challenges brought about by the lockdown.

When she finished the haircut, the customer paid his bill but before he left, he told Novotny, “Just so you know, it’s not a mistake.”

Image via Denver Post | Ilisia Novotny

It was her co-workers that explained to her what the man meant — he left her a $2,500 tip.

Novotny said she cried tears of joy because the uncertainty brought by the past months greatly affected her.

The kind man also left $500 for the receptionist, $1,000 for the general manager and $100 each for the barbershop’s 18 employees — totalling $5,800

Novotny said she used the money to pay her June bills in advance.

The barbershop took to Facebook to thank their clients for the support they have been receiving.

“The support we’ve seen since being able to re-open some of our shops where regulations allow has been astounding. This is just one great story from one of our Denver shops. Thank you to our communities for supporting us during this time,” they said.

Sources: Facebook, Denver Post, Good News Network