Well, half of the year has already flown by and I’ve found myself feeling that I need to go back to the drawing board a bit. I finally feel like I’ve figured out a good schedule to have (thank you clients who have been graciously putting up with my scheduled being varied while I went through a move to shorten my commute). I’ve settled on Tuesday-Friday, and it’s definitely better for me.
I’ve also been getting into a groove with hair extensions and sorting out the kinks to get my timing figured out, since it’s a whole new world for me. I’m really loving the results and I’m excited to build on that part of my business. I’m really favoring the K-Tip extensions since it fits into the low maintenance lifestyle that the majority of my clients have (they stay in the hair from 4-6 months, depending on home care). I’ve updated my price list to give a sense of the service cost, but hair purchase cost varies depending on volume of hair needed. So book your consultation if you are interested.
This first pic is a K-Tip volume install (about 2 1/2 bundles of hair) and about a 2 hour installation.
Another piece of the puzzle I’m tweaking is my service menu and the way I book appointments. I will be categorizing any kind of luxury, intensive highlighting/balayage/babylights, and/or transformation services into longer, solo appointments. Meaning you won’t be double booked and you will automatically be charged a firm hourly rate (no gratuity necessary). These services average anywhere between 2 1/2-5 hours, and can be split up depending on how gradual the transformation and budget. This will be ideal for new clients and clients who wait more than than 12-14 weeks for appointments. It’s become increasingly necessary for me to do this as things have gotten busier and I find myself trying to fit too many clients into shorter time blocks. Plus I don’t want my work or clients to suffer the consequences of being spread too thin. I think everyone will feel better with this change.
I have adjusted my maintenance pricing and there are increases there as well. However these will all be firm prices, as I am fazing out gratuities. Most of you will find that if you’ve been tipping (the majority of you have), the pricing will feel like a minor adjustment. Maintenance services are for clients who come in at least 4 times/year (no more than 12-14 weeks between appointments), otherwise I will default to my hourly rate. And please note that the maintenance menu is a la carte, so if you book a color and blowout, for example, you are charged for each service. You are welcomed to opt out of blowouts and dry your own hair at my blow dry station as well.
I’ll leave you with a couple of my favorite works, of late. Thank you for your continued support!