Coronavirus impact: Customer leaves over Dh21,000 tip at salon

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The salon had reopened after two months of closure.

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Published: Tue 19 May 2020, 1:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 19 May 2020, 3:28 PM

As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased in Denver and businesses started opening up, a walk-in customer at a hair salon was so overwhelmed that he left a $2,500 tip and another $3,300 for staff (Dh21,000 approx).
The hairstylist, Illsia Novotny, at the Floyd's 99 barbershop at the University of Denver said the salon had just reopened after closure and that she was not even scheduled to work that day. Novotny said a random customer walked-in for a haircut at the end of a busy day and stunned her with a $2,500 tip. 
The hairstylist, who is a single mother, was left in tears and said, "I cried. I'm a single mother. It's been rough the last few months not knowing what's going to happen, not knowing when we might reopen so I could go back to work."
According to Denver Post reports in MSN, Novotny said the unidentified man chatted with her telling her he had just moved to Denver from Chicago and spoke about his love for Chicago Cubs. They also talked about how difficult the last two months had been due to the pandemic as Novotny cut his hair.
When the man exited the salon, he told Novotny 'Just so you know. It's not a mistake', which baffled her until her coworkers informed her that he had left her the $2,500 tip. In addition to the large tip, the man also left $500 for the receptionist, $1,000 for the general manager and another $1,800 for the 18-member staff of the salon.

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