Someone left a $5,800 tip at the Floyd’s Barbershop near DU

The man left tips for his barber and the entire staff.

Masks are required to enter Floyd's Barbershop on Broadway. May 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Masks are required to enter Floyd's Barbershop on Broadway. May 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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We might have found the best tipper in Denver.

On May 9, the first day of Denver’s new safer-at-home phase, the staff at Floyd’s Barbershop on University Boulevard got a massive tip from an anonymous man who got a $27 haircut. Floyd’s spokeswoman Taylor Shields said in an email the man arrived for his haircut at 12:45 p.m. and left after leaving at least $5,800 in tips.

Shields said the staff had never seen the man in the shop before.

The man tipped his stylist $2,500, the receptionist $500 and the general manager $1,000. He then asked the general manager how many people worked at the shop and gave $100 each for the shop’s 18 employees — $1,800 in total. The man’s stylist said in an email that the move left her “speechless” after not being able to work the last few months.

Barbershops and other beauty salons were allowed to start opening on Saturday, along with other businesses, as Denver’s stay-at-home order expired. Floyd’s Barbershop is one of several businesses following strict face-covering requirements for its customers.

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