Is Spray Tanning A “Tippable” Service?
Tipping is a customary way of showing appreciation to the person who provided a service that made an experience enjoyable. We tip for lots services; dining out, spa treatments, valet service, etc. but since spray tanning is a relatively new service, we often hear the question, “Do I tip you?”.
The answer is yes. You would tip your spray tan technician just as you would your hair stylist, nail technician or spa provider. Believe us, your technician is grateful to receive it. The question of “how much do I tip?” can be tricky to navigate. What is the etiquette for tipping?
The beauty industry standard is 20%. During our research we found that the percentage did vary a bit depending on what type of service you receive. Below is a list of services and standard percentage based on our experiences and industry recommendations.
- Spray Tans 20%
- Pedicure - 22%
- Mani/Pedi - 25%
- Hair Stylist 20%
- Spa Services - 25%
- Makeup Artist - 15% to 20%
- Waxing 20%
- Discounted or Complimentary Services - Tip based on what the bill would have been.
Of course, tipping is always based on your discretion. If you are unsure on whether you should tip ask yourself these questions: 1. Did my technician make my service enjoyable? 2. Did I like the result of my service? 3. Would I come back here again for this service?
If the answer is yes then you should consider leaving a tip. Keep cash on hand for tips as some businesses do not accept tips on credit cards.