Money Matters

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

Mobile nail tech Sherry Baro wasn’t sure how the economy would affect her target market — seniors and adults with disabilities. So two years ago she instituted several measures to keep supply costs low.

Mobile nail tech Sherry Baro wasn’t sure how the economy would affect her target market — seniors and adults with disabilities. So two years ago she instituted several measures to keep supply costs low. “It’s really helped keep more money in my pocket. And I haven’t had to raise my prices,” say Baro, who is based in Menifee, Calif.

Here are some of her tips:

> Cut orangewood sticks in half.

> Cut files in half for manicures and pedicures.

> Use tissue for toe separators.

> Use an e-file for gel clients and also a disposable mini block buffer.

> Use gel polish instead of nail polish, eliminating the need for pedicure slippers.

> Make your own gel polish colors with pigment powders.

> Measure out your bulk pedicure soak and place it in mini bags (100 bags are 97 cents at Wal-mart).

> Buy dental gauze instead of cotton. It’s cheaper and there’s no lint.

How do you stretch a buck in the salon? E-mail your tips to Judy.Lessin@bobit.com.

Keywords:   economy     foot soaks     product costs     recession     service pricing  

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