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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