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  • My clients are cheapskates - 0

    Votes: 80 19.5%
  • My clients are the norm -0 to 5

    Votes: 207 50.4%
  • Im special - 5 to 10

    Votes: 58 14.1%
  • Ive been blessed - 10 to 20

    Votes: 40 9.7%
  • My clients have money to burn - over 20

    Votes: 26 6.3%

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The Geek

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So... So this somewhere on the web and would be interested on what you have to say...

What was your biggest tip ever... and how did you end up with it?
 

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Well that must have come from a guy..................lol
He is a regular and he is lovley. Been with me for about a year now, regular as clock work every week comes in for his manicure, but never tipped me.
To be honest I have never worried about it and never thought ,hmmm why dont he tip me.
Well come last Christmas oh boy did I get a tip.................. I got £50 in an envelope with a christmas card and a huge box of Clarins goodies. Well I am not a softy lol, but it realy made me misty eyed. I told him this was far to much................
He just said in his nice american accent, new yersey............Well hun, I have never tipped you all year and saw this and thought of you and the £50 is from my boyfriend for listening to all my problems and cheering me up.

Well who says there aint no Father Christmas

Love Ruth xx
 

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Now I am really excited about being a nail technician! (I am watching Big Bruvaz new single and I think it's fantastic!)

Graham Norton rules all! :D
 

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beautifulnails03 said:
Now I am really excited about being a nail technician! (I am watching Big Bruvaz new single and I think it's fantastic!)Graham Norton rules all! :D
I am totally confused by this message :huh: please explain....

As you all know, it's been a few years since I was in the chair, but I did have this fab client called Annette who was a great tipper!! Most was about £15.00 - she still has her nails done (this is now 10 years) - I LOVE CLIENTS LIKE THIS!!! ;)
 

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I am totally confused by this message please explain....
they are a band and look at the nails.
all I can say is, remember my rant and rave about not being able to do a nail jobby on a band, for a promo in our chat room a few months ago.......................
Well......................

Every time I see them on TV I am reminded

but hey thats life

Love Ruth xxx
 

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I have to say most of my ladies are moderate tippers. $2-$5 bucks per service, but then theres Clara..$10 bucks every week plus $100 at Christmas!! :D
 

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Some of my clients tip me £1-10 per visit, others buy me pressies, my best ones to date are genuine Gucci purse and genuine Burberry handbag, also get bottles of wine, choccies, flowers approx 5-7 times a week, love all of my clients in their own individual way.

Jue :D
 

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I'm afraid most of mine are cheapskates! A few tip the occasional £2.00 which is very kind of them. I wonder if this is because I work from home. I know when I worked in the salon virtually everyone tipped, my biggest being from Mike Reed's wife - thankyou Mrs Reed!!

I must say though, I don't think any different of my non tippers to my tippers. In my eyes there all wunnerfull :pukeoff: :rofl: :rofl:

Dizzy Dellie ;)
 

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Firstly, the big tips sound nice, and secondly I didn't realise how big nails were until I did my training with Creative and being on this board, and now I just notice them everywhere. 8)

The girls in the band have gorgeous nails, and it made me realise that if I keep practising and taking all that right courses then I can go quite far with this! :D

And originally I only intended to do it as a side line so that I can apply for T.V work. But now I am really quite excited about it all! :D
 

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tips? :shocker:

It's not customary to tip here in australia, i think the only tips that we give are in a restaurant and thats only if we get exceptional service , I have never received a tip and really dont expect one , although would be lovely to get tips :D

Kerrie :)
 

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Most of my client's tip $2-$5 w/each service. I have to say my mother has been the biggest tipper - $20. Just once though. The other big tipper I have happens to rent from us, I'm sure she feels she has too but I do try to discourage her. I feel guiltly sometimes. But I still take her money. :rolleyes:
 

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My clients come under the catagory cheap-skates, I never get a tip higher than £2 and most of my mobile clients don`t tip at all. Still without their custom we wouldn`t be in business would we?
 

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I get bigger tips for a Spa Mani/pedicure service than I do from doing a set or fill on nails. Maybe because it seems more special to the client, or they appreciate the extra flair....... I'm not sure.

The norm is about $2-$5 for a set of nails and anywhere from $5 up to $20 for the manicure or pedicure (but only if Spa).
 

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As a beginner I've not had a paying client yet - I'm just glad if they ask me to do their nails a second time. Usually it's me who takes them pressies - a bottle of wine, choccies - a thank you for letting me practice! :D

My sister did promise to repay me in vodka, :trashed: but I'm getting a bit thirsty :tongue: - she must have mislaid her purse??? lol!
Kx

:rainbow:

...I always apologise for my feet!!! :D
 

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Hi all,
I find that it's people in similar industries ie. hairdressing that tip well, in saying that my clients are usually ok and normally tip about £2-£10, which is quite good I think!!!

Kat xxx
 

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My tips have only ever been chocs and wine from my clients. I get more tips in my other job with racing Greyhounds. The owners of winning dogs often press £5/£10 into our grubby little mitts at the end of races, one guy does £50. On Saturday my friend had the most unusual tip yet - this old guy whispered "here, quick love -shove this in yer pocket" to which my friend replied "no really, you dont have to". Its ok, he didnt - it was a Murrymint :rofl: :rofl: Sorry, nothing to do with nails I know but, I just had to share!
 

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A couple of weeks ago a friend who I had done a set of permanent French Sculptured gel extensions gave me an extra £5...I was well chuffed...I asked why? and she said that they were fab...being new to this industry I still lack confidence in myself....she has now become one of my regulars :D
 

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Most of my clients tip $5.-$10 each appointment... and I have a few regulars that give up $20's...

So far this year I've received three $50+ tip's... one for a full set, and the other two Spa Pedi's...

One of the Spa Pedi's said to me after I was done- "How much do I owe you"

I told her "$45"

She said (GET THIS!) "That's all???!"

I had to pick up my jaw off the floor..

So she hands me a $100 bill, and says "This is what you SHOULD get for your Spa Pedi"

I almost died.

And the next month, my Spa Pedi's went up to $50. :D ;)
 

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Well, my clients are not too bad but could be better although all my clients are fab - even the ones that don't tip!!

The biggest tip I got was £6 - ooh aren't I the lucky one then!!!! It was from one of my clients called Julie and she is absolutely hilarious. It takes me ages to do her nails because we have such a giggle. Her bill came to £44 and she gave me £50.

Where do you people who get huge tips and lots of pressies find your clients!!!! Do you all live in rich areas or is it because I live in the back of beyond where we've only just got electricity?!!!!! :D (I was lying about the electricity bit - just thought I'd clear that one up!!!!)
 

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Nice one Kelly.
Julie rings a bell, has she got 2 boys ?? Used to live on the Garrisson ???
Well make her pay loads, lol................
Just kidding............
Tips are great, makes you feel appreciated

love Ruth xxxxxxxxx
 

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