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How much to tip for manicure?

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#1 suzukigrrl


Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:26 AM

If I spend $10 on a manicure how much should I tip? I never know what to tip, so sometimes I'll tip a ton of money and sometimes only a dollar or so. Nail techs get paid well, right? It's not like working in a restaurant where they pay less with the expectation that you make a lot of money in tips.

#2 Marisol


Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:27 AM

I would tip $2 which is the equivalent of 20%.

#3 bluebird26


Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:29 AM

I tip 15%

#4 Little_Lisa


Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:48 AM

I tip according to how cute she is. I kid.....or do I? I always tip atleast 15% but sometimes more if we really hit it off. If I like the person and we are gabbing it up the whole time and what not, i'll give them a really good tip, ofcourse how good of a job they do is considered, too.
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#5 luxotika


Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:59 AM

I try to tip 20% also.

#6 Jennifer


Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:25 AM

$2 or so for a regular manicure. if it's a manicure and my acrylics, $5 or so.

#7 Eragirl


Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:39 AM

I don't know how much they make, actually. Though ever since I became a waitress I refuse to tip less than five dollars. I mean. If everyone tipped me five dollars the nights I waited tables I'd definitely be coming home with more than 11 dollars in my pocket like I am now.

#8 sallysue


Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:48 PM

20% for an average job a little more or less if it is good or bad

#9 Aquilah


Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:10 AM

I agree with Marisol. I generally tip $3 on a fill-in with acrylic nails, and that's about a $15 service. I give them a bigger tip when I have a pedi or full set.
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#10 Anna


Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:35 AM

i tip about $4 for a fill in, $ 2-3 pedicure and about 6 for a full set. a manicure..i think 2 is enough more for a fantastic job

#11 pinkbundles


Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:36 PM

i don't know...i just tip everyone 10%...i hope that's the standard!
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#12 angeladeda


Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:51 PM

I generally tip around 20%.
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#13 semantje


Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:08 PM

Originally Posted by Aquilah /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I agree with Marisol. I generally tip $3 on a fill-in with acrylic nails, and that's about a $15 service. I give them a bigger tip when I have a pedi or full set.
wow thats cheap? how much do you pay for a new set of nails there?
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#14 girl_geek


Posted 10 November 2006 - 05:41 AM

I've always heard you should tip everyone (not just food service people) a minimum of 15% -- anymore, 15% is almost on the cheap side, and it's recommended you tip 18-20%.

I never get manicures, but I'll tip $2 for a haircut that costs $10 or $12.
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#15 Leony


Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:04 PM

I've never done any manicures, yet. But, we never do tip here in Japan, not even for haircut. We just don't do it here.

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