My answers are coming from 10 years in the industry, with the majority of those years spent working for myself. So, keep in mind that there may be different opinions depending on different circumstances! I really just wanted to offer my thoughts on a few of the topics, and hopefully it's of some value.
00:50 - tipping
03:58 - communicating with your stylist if you are unhappy
06:58 - if you are on a tight time frame and don't want to be double booked
10:01 - breaking up with your stylist