December 22, 2015
This month we asked nail techs: How do you deal with clients who tip poorly or not at all? Do you give them a different level of service? Why or why not?
Keywords: communicating with customers crowdsourcing tipping
September 29, 2014
The Professional Beauty Association is on a mission to bring fairness to the treatment of tip income in the beauty industry.
Keywords: industry legislation legislation PBA Professional Beauty Association tipping
November 30, 2013
If tomorrow morning you posted a sign that said “no tips please,” what do you think would be the impact? No-tipping policies in salons, spas, and waxing studios are slowly but surely changing the way clients not only pay, but view their nail service professionals.
Keywords: client issues clients tipping tips
December 27, 2012
Here Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., explains her decision to institute a no tipping policy — a decision that proved popular with clients. Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del., counters respectfully with why it wouldn’t work for him.
March 1, 2010
The IRS wants its fair share of your taxes and it’s trying to make it easier for salon professionals to follow the rules. IRS analyst Don Segal answers common questions.
Keywords: taxes tipping tips
November 25, 2008
O Magazine talks holiday tipping with readers.
Keywords: consumer press tipping
November 1, 2008
First and foremost keep your tipping policy client-friendly and report the tips as income.
Keywords: Business taxes tipping
August 1, 2000
The IRS is making it easier for everyone in the beauty industry by simplifying its voluntary tip income compliance agreements.
Keywords: IRS tipping
November 1, 1999
The rumors of an IRS crackdown on salon tip reporting is causing salon owners and nail technicians once again to examine their gratuity policies.
Keywords: IRS taxes tipping
February 1, 1996
Instead of expecting clients to supplement the nail professional's earnings, nail salons would price their services at a level that allows workers to earn a living wage. Salons could even make it a salon policy and notify clients that tips are no longer accepted at the salon.
Keywords: raising prices tipping
May 1, 1991
Can nail technicians accept tips without affecting their professional image?