A woman has her nails brushed by a technician at a salon.
How Much Should You Be Tipping At Nail Salons?
Lifestyle News
There's a misconception that nail techs make a lot of money, but that's not necessarily true, especially for those new to the industry. Nail techs in states like Georgia may only bring home $26,000 annually, not including the cost of supplies, which means that tipping is often crucial for them to make a living.
You should aim to tip anywhere from 15 to 20 percent after a nail appointment, but if you receive multiple services that you're satisfied with, it's common practice to tip more. Services like acrylic nails with designs such as painted artwork, encapsulation, or crystals require more time and attention, so you should tip accordingly.
Manicurist Jin Soon Choi told Byrdie that the most important thing customers should consider when tipping is "quality of work." She explained that since the amount of time a customer spends in a salon can vary, it's essential to base the tip on how satisfied they are with the work of their nail tech and the finished product.