Figuring out how much to tip at the nail salon might be tricky, and you can't focus on making your manicure stay longer.
In the U.S., it's normal to tip service employees like nail technicians. They rely on tips to make a living, so always tip your manicurist or pedicurist.
The industry standard for tipping a nail technician is 15 to 20 percent of the total price, but this can vary greatly between nations, locations, and salons.
For example, how much should you tip for a $50 pedicure? Depending on your level of satisfaction, a standard tip of $7.50, a good tip of $10, and a great tip of $13 is appropriate.
Try to leave a gratuity of at least $5. You may want to round up your tip to $5 if you're only paying $20 for a manicure polish change.
If you're paying using a coupon, discount, or gift card, your tip should reflect the regular cost of the service you received.
If you're satisfied with your nail technician's work, consider providing a positive review online as well. A salon can benefit from this as much as it does from money.
During the holidays, tip your usual nail technician roughly the same amount as you would for a regular salon visit. Put the money in an envelope along with a message.