By Pia Bhattacharya, SELF magazine
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Your relaxing mani/pedi, facial or cut and color ends with an uncomfortable moment: leaving the tip. You look around for the shampoo girl, your stylist is missing in the back somewhere and you don't even know how much to leave and who to leave it with. Here are a few guidelines to make sure you leave your salon feeling satisfied with your tipping etiquette.
Do I tip based on price or the quality of my experience?
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Tipping practices differ from smaller cities to larger ones, but stay in the 15 to 20 percent range (before tax), though most women tip 20, according to a poll from Aveda. Unless you had a horrible experience, try and start from there. If the salon squeezes you in for an appointment, entertains your toddler or even gives you an extra shoulder massage with your treatment, up your tip a bit if you can afford to. Establishing a positive relationship with your salon staff will ensure they take care next time,