Tipping Etiquette at Salons, Spas

How much should you tip for salon and spa services?


Ever wonder how much to tip at the salon or spa? Well, with a little help from Emily Post we are able to share with you proper tipping.

At the hair salon it’s customary to tip 15-20 percent and you can ask that it be split between all that serviced you.

If you’re at the spa having your nails done, skin care or massage, the same 15-20 percent rule applies.

Holiday gifting is appropriate, and the rule of thumb is any amount up to the amount of your regular service or a gift. If your budget does not allow and you tip for your service throughout the year, a thoughtful note of appreciation is acceptable.

Kelly Seeley and Tylene Headley are founders of spa50.com, the day spa authority and online resource for spa owners and spa-going consumers.

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