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Old 07-09-2011, 12:36 PM
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I went for my 2nd laser hair removal session yesterday and I noticed something in the office that I hadnt the first time around (maybe bc I was too excited/nervous/anxious?). They had a sign saying "gratuities appreciated" or something like that along w the little envelopes so you can leave it for your technician.
I kind of found this to be tacky but didnt want to be offensive or "gip" my tech so I left all the cash I had w me. So my question to you ladies is, have you heard of this before? Do you normally leave a tip for your laser tech and if so, can I ask what is appropriate aside from the obvious 15-20%?

I always tip for other services related to my appearance but I had just assumed when you get into these more expensive cosmetic procedures that a tip was not necessary/expected. I never tipped my dental hygenist when I had my teeth lasered white - whoops. Maybe I am just out of touch?

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:56 PM
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:32 AM
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i shadowed a plastic surgeon for two years and they did lhr in their office and i have never heard of this.
it seems unprofessional ... i wonder what it takes to become a lhr technician and how much it pays.

weird.

i'm thinking about getting some lhr so i will ask about it when i call lol
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As an RN I did LHR for a while. I got presents and tips every now and again, but I did always feel uncomfortable with it because I knew a lot of my clients were already strapped after paying for an expensive procedure. But RN's just aren't used to that. I do think it's a little rude to ask for a tip. But some of my clients gave me presents because we became friends, or sometimes I would get a tip because I didn't burn someone who has been burned before, etc. But it was very few and far between. It should be your choice if you want to tip or not.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:23 AM
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I'm unsure about this as well. But I always end up tipping at the spa. I figure...I tip my hair stylist because its a personal service and there is nothing more personal than your vajayjay LOL! I have never had LHR but I have had a brazilian wax multiple times and I tip them. On the other hand, I have never tip my doctor or dentist, not even for teeth whitening. I guess my rule of thumb is a tip is a reward for them to going out of their way to make you extra comfortable and pamper you a bit more. So, if I'm at the spa getting pampered, I tip. If I'm at the doc's office I don't. HTH
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