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.


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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