Some tips on HOW and WHO to tip

It goes without saying that you expect excellent service whenever you see your aesthetician, massage therapist or hair stylist.  But to be fair, appreciation goes both ways.  Your beauty service providers also expect to be treated with respect for their time, efforts and expertise.  The best way to show this, of course, is through tipping.  If you are like me, you want to make sure that you are using the proper etiquette when it comes to tipping you hair stylist or nail technician.  You want to make sure you are not undertipping, or overtipping for that matter. Case in point: How much should you tip the shampoo girl or the person who blow dries your hair?  Often times these days, you can end up seeing three different people just for a simple shampoo wash and style. So, to give you a little guidance in the tipping department follow these simple suggestions:


15% to 20%, preferably in cash.  Some day spas will only accept cash gratuities.   In some cases, tips are included so make sure you double check.  Leave the tip in a separate envelope at the reception desk.

 Hair Stylist

15% to 20%

Shampoo Girl/Guy:  $2 to $5

BlowDry Girl/Guy:  5$ to $10




15% to 20%  If the person doing the massage also happens to be the owner of the business, some people agree that a tip is not necessary.  However, I always like to leave a little something extra.

How much do you tip?  I’d love to hear if you do something differently.

Pamper Wisely,

The BusyBella


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2 responses to “Some tips on HOW and WHO to tip”

  1. Jamie Smith says :

    If my stylist owns the shop do I still tip 15-20%?

    • abusybella says :

      Back in the day, you could get away WITHOUT tipping the salon owner. However. today the proper protocol is to tip a salon owner the same as you would your stylist who doesn’t own a salon: 15%-20%.

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