How much do you tip your manicurist?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How much do you tip for a regular manicure?
    What's a tip? : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Whatever is left over from a $10 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $1 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $2 : (3 votes)
    5 %
    $3 : (9 votes)
    14 %
    $4 : (7 votes)
    11 %
    $5+ : (38 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    $5

    Post # 4
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    20%

    Post # 5
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Another vote for 20%.

    Post # 7
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    12954 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My mani/pedis are $40, and I usually tip $10 (unless its awful service), so 25% regularly, or less if it’s bad.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @msgraphics:  i didn’t vote because my manicures vary in price. Depends on what I get. And I probably would have tipped $3, too. I always feel weird giving less than that.

    Post # 9
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @msgraphics:  I didn’t vote either for the same reason as Gabrielle123.  If my manicure was $10, that’s a $2 tip, if my manicure was $15, that’s a $3 tip.  It varies.

    Post # 11
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It depends on what I have done. If it’s just a mani then $5 but if I get something fancy that takes longer, $10. It also greatly depends on the environment. I’ve been to nail salons where it was blatantly obvious that the nail techs were talking about all of the customers (myself included) in whatever their native language was (I’m thinking Korean but I really have no idea). If I feel like my mani is straight out of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is being made fun of behind her back, I tip less. 

    Post # 12
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    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    My manis usually cost me about $20 and I always tip $5. Even if it’s less, I usually tip with a $5 bill. 

    Post # 13
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I tip 20% and round up. If the service is really cheap, I add a few extra dollars to that (for instance, there’s a place in my hometown where pedis are $24, which is super cheap, so I usually tip $7-8 instead of $5-6).
    ETA: for a $10 mani, I would probably tip $5.

    Post # 14
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    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Around 20% if they’re good. Some places have cut me or made me bleed before and if that happens, its DEFINITELY NOT 20%!

    Post # 15
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I tip 20% but no less than $3.  I voted $3 because that’s what I tip on a $8 mani at my usual place.

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