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How Much Do You Tip for a Manicure?

I normally do my manicures at home, but every now and then I like to splurge on one at a spa or salon. I'm curious: How much do you tip?

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biarose biarose 7 years
We don't tip in Australia!
biarose biarose 7 years
We don't tip in Australia!
phree2b phree2b 9 years
20 percent is usually safe more or less depending.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I'm very picky about my nails so I tip VERY well!!! I go to the same person all the time so he's used to me by now. But I appreciate him putting up with me!
pinkgeek pinkgeek 9 years
depends on the service. if it looks fine, but the person wasnt that friendly...then no tip... if it looks fab and they put the effort it to make me comforttable then 10% plus
blondebombshell blondebombshell 9 years
I'm usually a very extravagant tipper, but it depends if I feel the manicure is overpriced -- some salons are pretty steep, but still 15-20%.
Pepper Pepper 9 years
Tipping isn't expected in Australia.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
$5 for mani or pedi only, $10 if both...
poisonivy poisonivy 9 years
hehehe, maybe its her husbands car.
poisonivy poisonivy 9 years
$5 to $10 depending on what I'm getting done. Or even more.
AlexRutherford AlexRutherford 9 years
I usually give my chick about $5-7. But then the other day I was picking up dinner at the restaurant next door and saw her getting into her car. She drives a flipping Lexus! I drive a Ford Focus. What the heck? She's not even that good!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't agree at all with "if you can't give a big tip, don't go." For starters, the tip is that - a tip. Not compensation. It's not even required. Sure I think it's bad manners to not give anything at all, but I don't think that someone who can only cover the cost plus a small tip should be excluded from being able to have one.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't agree at all with "if you can't give a big tip, don't go."For starters, the tip is that - a tip. Not compensation. It's not even required. Sure I think it's bad manners to not give anything at all, but I don't think that someone who can only cover the cost plus a small tip should be excluded from being able to have one.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
15-20%
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
15-20%
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I don't have manicure/pedicure that often, therefore when I decided to go out and have them, I really splurge with my tip especially if I enjoyed the treatment (much more than 20% usually). If I don't (which is real rare), I still tip the 10-15% area, I've known people in service industry, therefore it's just in "me" to tip a little more.:)
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I don't have manicure/pedicure that often, therefore when I decided to go out and have them, I really splurge with my tip especially if I enjoyed the treatment (much more than 20% usually). If I don't (which is real rare), I still tip the 10-15% area, I've known people in service industry, therefore it's just in "me" to tip a little more. :)
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
for a regular manicure usually 5$...the manicures only cost 7-8$ so I think that is pretty good.
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
i usually give her 3 bucks which is 30%
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I typically tip $5-7 for my toes...if I get acrylic nails...then I tip $10-15
JennaV JennaV 9 years
20-25% unless they do a bad job
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
$5
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
$5
janetmouse janetmouse 9 years
I tip $10...esp. if it's a really good mani or pedi. I figure they probably don't get paid much and I appreciate how nice it looks!
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