Having worked in the food service industry for years to help pay rent and bills and having friends in the beauty industry we know how important tipping is. (We worked as a hostess, at Subway, as a server, busser, bartender)
The art of tipping...it's so tricky but it really is an art. It is an art of math, generosity, appropriateness, and timing.
And how are you actually supposed to hand a tip to someone? Why is it so scary? Eek but it so is. Our vote? Fold it in half and hand it straight to them. I am not sure why the "fold it in half" part came out so fast but I guess that is what feels most natural to us. If I have a relationship with the service provider, I have been known to scoot the money right into their back pocket. (But it's probably best to start by handing it to them directly.)
So just how much and who are you supposed to tip? Follow our guide below!
**We took the averages and then what we like to tip and mixed them all together because it's better to err on the side of nice and helpful than cheap.**
How ever you tip just make sure you do. It is most of these peoples livelihoods and they make us look better, feel better, work better, live better and just make everything easier. Trust us...we have been there! And with the holidays coming up the simple act of tipping well and properly is even more important for people and the economy. Plus it makes everyone feel good!