January 1, 2011
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
October 1, 2010
“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
March 1, 2010
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
February 1, 2010
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
January 1, 2010
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
November 6, 2009
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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
September 1, 2009
The manicurist-aka Rebecca Seals has returned! Sit back for a chuckle while she reprimands clients who use and abuse their techs.
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May 1, 2009
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
December 1, 2008
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
December 1, 2008
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
October 1, 2008
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
September 1, 2008
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
September 1, 2008
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
June 1, 2008
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
May 1, 2008
Neil Ducoff, CEO of Strategies, gives a little economic advice.
Keywords: business building business tools economy keeping your business competitive service pricing