Its spring time! Fresh new season, fresh new you and of course the start of a fresh new fiscal year soon. So maybe its time to broach the subject of raising your prices. We know its a scary idea, worrying that you will lose clients or that maybe you're not worth it. Trust us, you are worth it! We all start somewhere, and when we do we start off with low introductory prices.But in time when our skill and speed pick up the time comes where we must re-evaluate what we are worth. So here are some things to consider.
Where is my skill level at?
Are you a newbie? or have you been lashing for awhile now? Because if you're no longer a newbie than why are you charging newbie pricing?
Where does my speed sit?
When we all start our first full sets can average around 2-3 hours! But if you're managing to get your time down 1.5-2 hours for full sets, without for-fitting quality, then you deserve to charge a bit more. Lashing, like nails, can seem backwards at time. The quicker we are the more we charge, the slower we are the less we can charge. Your clients are prepared to pay for a high quality job done in a short period of time.
Am I pre-booking 50-80% of my month?
If you're in demand, you are doing something right! Word has gotten out about your quality and ability and you should feel safe raising your prices.
Am I using high quality products?
Obviously if you're using low quality products its hard to charge a lot since you'll be battling with retention issues and bad lashes. But if you're choosing to spend that little bit extra, to offer you're clients the best products possible. Then absolutely you should be countering the price difference with a price increase on your end. Let clients know that they're paying a bit extra now because you're using the best and you are the best! ;)