I know there is supposedly no such thing as a stupid question, but here it is:
I am about to go (for the second time in my life) to this very professional, very effective spa to have a brazilian wax done…only last time, I felt that I over-tipped: I mean, it was a great job, but not THAT much of a great job. I tipped the woman $20 on a $45 job, and although even THEN I knew I was overtipping, I handed it over during that awkward phase afterwards when she was cleaning the area and I was scrambling to get my clothes back on. I pretty much just grabbed the first bill I saw and didn’t bother calculating it. She did smile when I stuffed it into her hand, and I’m still not sure if it was because it was a 20, or because I looked so flustered.
Anyway, I will be heading back this week, but this time, even if I am feeling awkward or humiliated, I would like to be a bit more LOGICALLY prepared. At a truly professional spa, what is an appropriate percentage to tip??