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
Usually, yes, says Fontana. The standard tip for a shampoo is anywhere from $3-$10 (a great scalp massage tends to incite generosity in clients), and if separate people did your cut and color, you should pay them the standard 15 to 20 percent of that fee, if their service warrants a good tip.
If, at the end of your service, you're panicked over what to leave with whom, ask the person at the front desk before you start shredding that $20 bill into thirds. She or he is used to handling tipping situations and can advise you on the standard policy (and perhaps provide some change).
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