Owner, Salon Pompeo
"I've gotten Prada bags and Gucci shoes for holiday tips. I would rather have money but people in the South think it's not thoughtful. People don't give money for weddings in Dallas, not like up North. People here think money is rude."
Best holiday tip: A client passed away a year ago and her husband gave me her Lynx coat worth $40,000 for Christmas. 'Christmas is coming,' he said. 'You need to have it.' I had done her hair every Friday, which is very normal for Dallas. She died 3 weeks before my wedding. He asked me to do her hair for the funeral. I couldn't say no. It was the worst situation in my life. He said, 'You were like her daughter.'"