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emilyrose's avatar

Ettiquette question?

Asked by emilyrose (2269points) July 9th, 2009

If I get a massage from the owner of the practice, am I supposed to tip? I always heard that you are not supposed to tip the owner of such practices, hair salons, etc. Typically their rates are much higher and maybe to cover the tip?

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willbrawn's avatar

I would if it was good service, regardless of who it is.

Dog's avatar

I would tip- but not be offended if they refused it.

charliecompany34's avatar

when you tip, you get noticed the next time. it’s just a decent practice.

figbash's avatar

I wish I could remember the source, but my sister asked me the same question and then I immediately saw it in an advice column a few days later.

The answer is formally, no. You are not required to tip the owner. I can’t imagine anyone who would turn down the money if you offered to them, but the rules say no tip necessary.

ubersiren's avatar

It’s probably not necessary, but I’d do it anyway if it were me.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Ugh, I had such an agonizing time deciding the same thing but with a hair salon that I ended up not going back (okay, also because it was so much money) even though she gave an EXCELLENT haircut. <follows question>

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