10 Jan Tipping Etiquette
Many people feel uncomfortable when it comes to tipping at a salon or spa. In fact, what to tip, who to tip, and how to tip is a complete mystery to some guests! If you feel that we are speaking to you, don’t worry! You are not the only one with “tipping anxiety.”
What To Tip:
Proper tipping etiquette is generally 15-20% on the services you receive. (Do not feel obligated to tip 15-20% of your total with product included.) If you feel your technician has gone above and beyond your expectations, then it is okay to tip at a larger percentage. On the flip side, if you were disappointed by the service you received from your service provider, speak to the technician who provided you with the service. If you they cannot provide you with the help you desire, then ask to speak to a team leader or manager. At Accents Salon Spa, we try and ensure guest happiness and guarantee they leave with what they wanted. From there, you must use your own judgement for tipping on the service you are unhappy with. If you are getting a very expensive treatment, such as Great Lengths Hair Extensions, it is recommended to tip 10-20%, or for the technicians time spent on the service. It is your call.
Who to tip:
Tipping is that “thank you” from the guest to the service provider. So tip the person(s) who provide you with your services. If one technician did your waxing, and another did your hair, tip both of them based on the total of the services you obtained from each of them. It is not necessary to tip the guest care team member who got a drink for you.
How to tip:
There are many ways to tip. One way, is to leave cash with your technician at their station when they have finished. Another way is you can leave cash with the guest care team at the front desk. At Accents, we attach a piece of paper with your name, and the technician’s name so they know it came from you. The tip is then placed in their tip envelope at the front desk. You can also add gratuity on to your credit card, or include it in the total of your written check.
Tipping does differ in different regions of the country, and around the world. So when in doubt, ask the receptionist. He or she will generally provide you with an answer that they find most customary at the salon or spa you are at.