Topic : service pricing

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Give Yourself a Raise

February 28, 2011  | Article

When an increase in service pricing is based upon pre-designated standards, techs can make the move with confidence instead of concern — regardless of the economy.

Keywords: income   service pricing  

Her Services Are Payable in Advance

January 1, 2011  | Article

How much would it be worth to you to have clients pay up to two months in advance? Kim Hanzlik, owner of Nails, Hands, Feet and Toes in Winnemucca, Nev., offers clients the option of paying in advance and discounts their service by $5 as an incentive.

Keywords: money   service pricing  

How About Giving Your Time Value?

October 1, 2010  | Article

“Why give away your time for free when you can be charging for it?” asks Elaine Watson, Star Nails’ global education director and vice president of marketing and sales.

Keywords: business   finance   money   service pricing   soak-off gels  

The Pricing Problem

March 1, 2010  | Article

Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?

Keywords: add-on services   business   economy   keeping your business competitive   money  

Why Do You Charge More? Responding to Client Questions About Discount Salons.

February 1, 2010  | Article

Train your staff — and yourself — to answer this sensitive question so you’re able to respond quickly and confidently to clients’ concerns.

Keywords: discount salons   keeping your business competitive   service pricing  

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

January 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: economy   foot soaks   product costs   recession   service pricing  

Q&A: Create the Perception of Value

November 6, 2009  | 

I’m starting over again because the spa I worked for shut down. I’m great at what I do and it bothers me to start charging a cheaper fee on services, but it’s a whole new area

Keywords: customer service   Kristi Valenzuela   salon services   service pricing  

Ask The Manicurist (Sept. 2009)

September 1, 2009  | Article

The manicurist-aka Rebecca Seals has returned! Sit back for a chuckle while she reprimands clients who use and abuse their techs.

Keywords: Ask the Manicurist   client complaints   customer service   humor   service pricing  

Adding Up the Extras [How You Can Make More Money on a Standard Service]

May 1, 2009  | Article

Simple things like UV top coat, extended massages, and nail art, can be offered as extras to standard manicures and pedicures for a small charge, and the small increase in revenue can really add up over time.

Keywords: add-on services   money   service pricing  

Northern Exposure

December 1, 2008  | Article

Income cooling off with the weather? Add a touch of heat to bring clients back in from the cold.

Keywords: customer service   reflexology   seasonal services   service pricing   winter pedicures  

Winter Warming Manis and Pedis

December 1, 2008  | Article

As the chill of winter settles in, clients begin to look for ways to take quick retreats from the cold. By adding a heating element to your service, you can set yourself apart from other salons as a winter indulgence, and maybe even warm your clients up into paying a little extra.

Keywords: fruit-flavored services   mint-flavored services   pedicures   seasonal products   seasonal promotions  

The 7% Solution

October 1, 2008  | Article

When choosing professional products to use in your services, the product cost for each service should amount to approximately 7% of the service price.

Keywords: service pricing   sustainable business  

Ask the Manicurist

September 1, 2008  | Article

You first met The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — in our April issue and judging by your response, you enjoyed her “pull no punches” attitude. Here’s her take on free repairs, last-minute changes, long-winded excuses, and other headaches of daily salon life.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   humor   nail repairs   service pricing  

More Work, More Money?

September 1, 2008  | Article

The economy being what it is, it’s happening more and more. Clients are pushing their two-week fill appointments to three and even four weeks. Usually that means more work for the tech and longer appointment times. We asked NAILS readers: Do you charge more for a fill if it’s been longer than two weeks since the client’s last appointment? 

Keywords: fills   reader surveys   recession   service pricing  

Let Your True Colors Come Shining Through

June 1, 2008  | Article

Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.

Keywords: adding new services   colored acrylics   enhancements   expanding your services   keeping your business competitive  

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