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
"Think of it as a fine dining experience," says Carol Phillips, owner of Skinsational Day Spa in San Diego, Calif. "The more fine dining it is, the higher percentage your tip should be, if it's commensurate with the service. If you're in a high-end salon, 18 to 20 percent. If you're in a budget facility, you might be at 15 percent or a little less," she says.
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To take the stress out of tipping, we asked two salon and spa owners all of those "what if" situations. We also consulted national etiquette expert Diane Gottsman on the proper tipping protocol when it comes to salons and spas.