Salon & Spa Tipping: You're Probably Doing It All Wrong
When you're stressing over the gratuity at the salon or spa, keep these "tips" in mind
Years ago, omitting a tip when the owner serviced you was completely acceptable. In fact, it was sometimes considered an insult. But now owners are more hands-on, says Gottsman. "If you ask, most of the time an owner appreciates the tip," she says.
Phillips, on the other hand, disagrees. "I think the owner should be charging enough off of the service that [a tip is unnecessary]. I think it's very odd to tip the owner," she says.
Gottsman says the best way to avoid confusion is to ask the owner if they accept gratuity, or to check with the receptionist when you make your appointment.
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