Posted this last year, posting it again for the new folks:
#LASH411 | In a 2016 LASH411 Poll, 46% of lash artists said they charged by the week, 25% charge by time, 16% flat fee, 12% by percentage loss/filled.
😬I used to have multiple price points: Full Set, 2wk, 3wk, 4wk, Over 4 weeks, and Removal. That’s 6 different price points! This began to take a toll on managing my accounting, and keeping track of what week I should charge the client. I began to notice the following:
❌2 weekers would come in looking like 4 weekers, and paying a lower price point for maximum work.
❌4 weekers would come in looking like 2 weekers, and paying a higher price point for minimum work.
😤It didn’t seem fair to myself or my clients to pay differing amounts for the same amount of work to be performed just because they chose a different week to come in.
💁🏾What remains true no matter what kind of retention clients come in with is:
☝🏾if retention is less than 1/3 of extensions (or 30-50 extensions per eye; avg person has 90-150 hairs per eye) then it’s no longer a fill now is it? it’s now a full set. 1/3 of extensions is like 30 minutes of work, and
you want that 30 min head start on a fill.
☝🏾a fill is meant to restore up to 1/2 of a full set
☝🏾if a full set takes you 2-3 hours, a fill should take half that time 1-1.5(sometimes 2) hrs.
I went from having 4 different prices for a fill, to 1 price point. Lash Life is A LOT simpler and clients will fall in line when you explain it to them like this, and of course, give them at least 30 days notice.
👩🏾🏫Pricing is one of the topics we go over in the LASH411 Mind Your Own Business course, also available online. 🎟Click the link in my bio to enroll in a class, or email [email protected]