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How much to tip for manicure?

post #1 of 15
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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.
post #2 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

I would tip $2 which is the equivalent of 20%.
post #3 of 15

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I tip 15%
post #4 of 15

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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.
post #5 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

I try to tip 20% also.
post #6 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

$2 or so for a regular manicure. if it's a manicure and my acrylics, $5 or so.
post #7 of 15

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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.
post #8 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

20% for an average job a little more or less if it is good or bad
post #9 of 15

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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.
post #10 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

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
post #11 of 15

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i don't know...i just tip everyone 10%...i hope that's the standard!
post #12 of 15

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I generally tip around 20%.
post #13 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

Originally Posted by Aquilah View Post
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?
post #14 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

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.
post #15 of 15

Re: How much to tip for manicure?

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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