Tipping Point: Should Salons Eliminate Tips?

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By Ashley Gregory Hackett & Jaime Schrabeck, PhD, Ashley Gregory Hackett, and Jaime Schrabeck. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Tipping is an ingrained practice in the beauty industry, but should we expect tips and do we really need them? Why does tipping have to be so awkward and complicated? We discuss the role of tips in our industry, the troubling history of the practice, and whether we should rely on tips to earn a living as a licensed beauty professional.
Resources:
Tip Recordkeeping and Reporting (Internal Revenue Service)
The Racist History Behind America's Tipping Culture
Working People Shouldn't Have to Rely on Tips for a Living
How Working for Tips Fosters Sexual Harrassment
Minimum Wage Tracker (Economic Policy Institute)
Government Affairs: Get Involved
Money Matters: Accountant Answers
FICA Tax Tip Fairness (Professional Beauty Association)
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
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