How much should you tip your lash tech? It’s a common question with no easy answer. We break down the etiquette of tipping for lash services so you can make the best decision for you.
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When you go for a lash service, it is often recommended that you tip your lash technician. But how much should you tip them? This can depend on a few factors. Let’s discuss how much you should tip your lash technician.
Classic Lash Extensions
The industry average for tipping a lash tech for a full set of classic lash extensions is 20%. However, you may want to tip more if you’re happy with the end result or if your lash tech went above and beyond to make sure you were comfortable during the service.
Hybrid Lash Extensions
A hybrid lash extension is a mix of classic and volume lashes. This type of extension is perfect for someone who wants a fuller look than classic lashes, but doesn’t want the full look of volume lashes.
Volume Lash Extensions
Volume lash extensions are faux mink or silk lashes that are applied to your natural lash to create a fuller, more dramatic look. They are much thinner and lighter than traditional lash extensions, and are applied in a “fan” shape to give the illusion of more lashes. Because they are lighter and thinner, they last about 2-3 weeks before needing a touch-up.
While the average tip for a regular lash extension service is $10-20, we recommend tipping $20-30 for volume lash extensions, since they require more time and precision to apply.
There is no set rule when it comes to tipping your lash technician, but a general guideline is to tip 15-20%. The reason for this is that lash technicians are typically paid commission, so they rely on tips to make a living. If you’re happy with the service you received, it’s appropriate to show your appreciation with a tip.
Standard Tipping Percentage
The standard tipping percentage for a Lash Tech is 20%. This should be given for an average job well done. If your Lash Tech went above and beyond, you may choose to tip more.
Tipping for Excellent Service
As a general rule, it is appropriate to tip 15-20% for excellent service, 10-15% for good service, and 0-10% for fair to poor service. However, there are some occasions when it is appropriate to tip more or less than the standard 15-20%.
If you received exceptional service, you may want to tip more than 20%. For example, if your lash tech went above and beyond to make sure you were happy with your lashes, you may want to give them a 25% tip. If you received poor service, you may want to tip less than 10%. For example, if your lash tech was rude or did a subpar job, you may only want to give them a 5% tip.
It is also important to remember that tipping is never required. If you cannot afford to tip or do not feel that the service warranted a tip, you are not obligated to do so.
Tipping for Poor Service
It is not mandatory to tip for poor service, but if you feel inclined to do so, a 10-15% tip is appropriate.
How to Tip Your Lash Tech
Tipping your lash tech is a great way to show your appreciation for the work they do. If you’re not sure how much to tip, a good general rule is to tip 10-20% of the total cost of the service. So, if your lash service costs $100, you would tip $10-20.
Tipping in Cash
When it comes to cash tips, there is no set rule or percentage that you must give. You can simply hand over the cash to your lash technician at the end of your service. If you’re not sure how much to give, consider basing it on the cost of your service. For example, if a full set of lashes costs $100, a 20% tip would be $20.
Another option is to give a $5-$10 cash tip for a basic service, such as a lash fills or lash removal. If you receive a more extensive service, such as a lash lift or extensions, you may want to give a larger tip of $20 or more.
Of course, it’s always okay to give more or less than the suggested percentage or dollar amount—it’s entirely up to you and based on your budget and how satisfied you are with the service.
Tipping with a Credit Card
We all know tipping is important, but it can be difficult to figure out how much to tip when paying with a credit card. The general rule of thumb is to tip 15-20% of the total bill, but this can vary depending on the service and the quality of the service.
If you’re unsure about how much to tip, ask your lash tech for a recommendation. They will be able to tell you how much they typically receive in tips and how much would be appropriate for the service you received.
Tipping through Venmo or PayPal
Most lash techs will accept tips through Venmo or PayPal. If you’re using one of these platforms, simply search for the lash tech’s name and add them as a friend. Once you’re connected, you can send them a tip through the app.