How Much Should You Tip?

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How Much Should You Tip?
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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 3:05pm

When you get your nails done, how much are you supposed to tip? Is there a standard, or does it depend on what you're having done?

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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 3:10pm

I don't get my nails done at a nail salon, as  a general practice.  I prefer to do my own. But, it's my understanding that you should tip between 15-20%. I guess it could depend on what you have done. 

I hope that helps ;-)

 

 

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 3:57pm
I tend to tip 15-20% also, depending on how good of a job they do and if I'm going to go back there for services.

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 5:40am
I'm a nail tech, and I'll pretty much only get offended if the client goes on about how much they LOVED their service and then tips less than 10%. I'd say I get around 15-17% on average. I put a lot of effort into my work, have been doing it for over 8 years, and can't get any more raises, so I do really appreciate my regulars who tip 20% and up.

We have a few women who come in every month like clockwork for years, are very nice and complimentary of our service, but never ever tip. They are asked by the receptionist every time if they would like to, so it's not that they don't know. We all really wish we could just ask them why, and we fight over who has to work on them. I do appreciate that they are loyal, and that they are pleasant to deal with, but I seriously don't get it.
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 1:30pm

The times I have been to a nail salon I tip about 15 or 20%. I think it's terrible that people don't tip appropriately. I know I appreciate all the talent and gift that goes into making us beautiful so I always tip what the going rate is. I'm sorry this happens to you. It's very rude! I was about to say perhaps some women don't know they're supposed to tip but it appears they do know. Even at my hair salon I give my girl 20% and even more at Christmas because I do appreciate what she does for my hair. I also give her a Christmas gift.