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Crowdsourcing: Do You Accept Apple Pay or Venmo or Other Non-Traditional Forms of Payment in the Salon?

This month we asked nail techs: Do you accept Apple Pay or Venmo or other non-traditional forms of payment in the salon?

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Crowdsourcing: How do you deal with clients who tip poorly or not at all?

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?

Tip Tax Credit Legislation Stalled in Congress

The Professional Beauty Association is on a mission to bring fairness to the treatment of tip income in the beauty industry.

Is a No-Tipping Policy Right for You?

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.

To Tip or Not to Tip

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.

Are You Reporting Your Tips?

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.

How Much to Tip

O Magazine talks holiday tipping with readers.

Tipping Done Right

First and foremost keep your tipping policy client-friendly and report the tips as income.

IRS Keeps It Simple to Comply With Tip Regulations

The IRS is making it easier for everyone in the beauty industry by simplifying its voluntary tip income compliance agreements.

Right on the Money? A Pro and Con Look at Tipping

The rumors of an IRS crackdown on salon tip reporting is causing salon owners and nail technicians once again to examine their gratuity policies.