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Denver man tips stylist $2,500 for haircut, $3,300 more to barbershop employees

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Posted at 9:56 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 08:50:45-04

DENVER — Saturday was an important day for barbershops and salons around Denver. For employees working at Floyd's 99 Barbershop on University Boulevard, it was even more memorable when a complete stranger tipped the barbershop a total of $5,800.

"We were fully booked, back-to-back," says Floyd's employee Monica Alcon.

But when a new customer walked in, Alcon found an opening.

"We had managed to squeeze him in and he was pretty happy about it," Alcon remembers.

One stylist's shift ended, but she decided to stay late for this mystery customer. It's safe to say she was glad she stayed late because when she was done cutting his hair, he tipped her $2,500.

"She gave him a great hug even though we are not supposed to," Floyd's employee Ed Landry said.

"When the receipt came out I was like, 'Whoa!' I was like, 'Are you sure?' He said, 'Yeah, that’s right," Alcon recalled.

That customer's generosity didn't end there. He came back to the barbershop to give Alcon a $500 tip.

"I admit I almost cried," Alcon said with a smile.

He also tipped the manager $1,000 and each employee, even the ones not working that day, $100 each.

"I’m cutting someone’s hair and my manager shoved it in my pocket and she was like, 'Here, that customer tipped you," Landry said

In total, that mystery customer gave away a total of $5,800 and just like that, he was gone.

"We thanked him and then he went off. It was really awesome," said Alcon.