How many hours have you spent this year with your manicurist and/or hairstylist? And more to the point, how dependable have they been for you? Well, now is the time for you to let them know how much you appreciate their service by giving them a holiday tip. I searched the web to get some guidance on what the experts think. This is what I found out. (By the way, some of these articles were written in past years; however I believe you can still use this information to help you decide.)
Tis the season for holiday tipping, and etiquette expert Anna Post has a message for cash-strapped consumers; just because you’re broke, it doesn’t make it OK to cut back on tipping at the salon. Ms. Post recommends giving your manicurist a holiday tip that’s the same amount as the price of a manicure.
♦ The rule of thumb for salon tipping applies even in a shaky economy, says Ms. Post, an author and speaker from the Emily Post Institute. She recommends a 20% tip on all salon services, before tax, unless the person giving you the haircut or massage is the owner of the salon. “That’s a different kind of relationship,” says Ms. Post, who says you don’t have to tip if your stylist is the owner of the salon. “The idea is that tips are given to people who don’t make that much money.”
♦ When it comes to haircuts, she typically also tips the shampoo person $2 to $3 – she goes up to $5 if the person “goes the extra mile”, offering an extended scalp massage. If a different person blowdries your hair, she recommends tipping that person $2 to $3 as well. These tips would be in addition to the 20% of the price of your haircut that you’re giving your stylist, she says. via http://www.emilypost.com/out-and-about/tipping/89-general-tipping-guidelines
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