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Biz Talk Rewind | How To Price Your Nails

How To Price Your Nails as a Beginner 2022

How To Price Your Nails as a Beginner 2022

How To Price Your Nails as a Beginner 2022Do you have to offer a reduced price in case you are fresh out of nail school? Today Habib and Tracey discuss what to charge as a latest nail tech and the way to construct your clientele.

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    Just starting out? "It's time for sale!"

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Cat Pride

    Where I am confused is on fills. They are done differently today then when I was in the salon. We did full sets and backfills. Thats it, colored tip was changed every 3 weeks, no one does this any more. I see a fill to fill in the part by the cuticle thats grown out. Then I hear they do a rebalancing fill to move the apex back into place. If I understand correctly the order is full set, fill, rebalancing fill. Then the fill and rebalancing rotate from then on. How does one price this? I also notice rather that cut out the smile line and change design/color, they just cut it off and put on a new nail. Is that charged for too?? I dont understand why we no longer want to promote healthy natural nail care. We were taught that the natural nail is most beautiful, and way stronger than an extension, so why were getting rid of it?, I dont understand.
    Your clients used to start with a full set of extensions but eventually there nails grew out and then had more of an overlay, which we still filled and back filled.
    Can someone please explain why this is now done, and how you go about pricing it. Thank you, I appreciate any and all answers. 🙂

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Cat Pride

    When I started 20 years ago it was in a salon, I was an employee. The salon chose to do a 10% off welcoming promotion. It was okay, brought in a few, but didnt fill my client list. When I went out on my own to booth rent, I moved to the opposite side of the city and was without clients agian. So I ran a 2 for 1. This worked great, make sure 1st person pays the full price, 2nd person pays back her friend. Otherwise you'll get the 2nd person canceling and 1st person got her nails at half price. And cause they cheated you, you'll never see either again. Out of that special I say, I retained over half. I also did a referral program and gave each client business cards, if someone brought it back to me the giver got $5 off a fill or free nail art or something. They were all to happy to recommend me, and pass out my cards. They wanted the prize or reward for doing good.
    I really like the idea of having your client advertise or work for you, people stop them to ask where they got their nails done, so why not have it pay off for me. I gave each client 5 business cards and more if they ran out…

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • NiceNailz_ByKatt

    I love the 2-for-1 idea.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Shelby Lynn Secody

    I Do want to knw how long It should take To do a full set start to finish. I Take about 3-3 1/2 hours and I critic It so much. I am a perfectionist so the little things bother me. I want to be faster at Doing a set.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Elizabeth

    Also, nail tech’s should do their research on the prices being offered in the area. Most nail tech’s in my area are considered at home salon businesses. They are offering $60-80 for new sets depending on if it’s gel, dip powder or acrylic. As the both of you mentioned, the best thing to do is discount the designs. In my area the ladies are charging an additional $25-50 for designs only.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Killer Nails LLC

    You are so correct. My mom gets free nails and she is the biggest pain. ????

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Blessed Dragonfly Nail Art

    I got my license about a month and a half ago and even when I was in school I had a hard time getting clients, so I wasn't getting a whole lot of practice. Now I only do my own nails until I can find a booth to rent (working from home and travel appointments are out of the question) and I change my nails about every two weeks. That being said, my timing is not fast. Like at all. When I was in school I could do a full set long nails in about 3 – 3+1/2 hours, but when I do my own fills it's taking like 4 hours ????. This is without the artwork afterwards. (I use hard gel on my own nails). Overall my results are pretty good with only an occasional mistake with application, and my artwork is phenomenal and has not been matched by anyone else in the area. I have lots of people interested in getting an appointment with me when I can find a place to work.
    How long would it be recommend for me to run promotions and how much percent is reasonable for compensation for timing when I find a place to take clients?

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Erin Martin

    Perception is reality! You undercharge, people assume you lack experience or confidence!

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Timea ♡

    Love this!!! ????

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Betsy James

    You guys have helped me so much in understanding the pricing for my services. I've been a licensed nail technician for about 4 years but I've been doing nails for 8 years in total. I jave taken the advice you both have said about raising my prices with the talent and quality I give. So far I've done it gradually 3 times and I still have all my clients because they love what I give and how long they last. Thank you for you Biz Talks! ????????❤❤❤

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • LaClaire S

    Thank you for posting this again!!! I love the promo ideas !

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Yesenia Nieves

    You guys are awesome. So helpful. I want you to know we appreciate you very much. Ya’ll the best❤️

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Alison Robertson

    Pre-Covid I was just about ready to take on public customers. I was all set to get my insurance and then the next week Covid hit. I was one of those silly nail techs that hasn’t been practising in these years and now I’m back at square one with five hours sets ???? I’m planning on offering my workmates $20 sets. That’s just to cover the cost of products so that I can get my skill level back up again.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Kathy Tarman

    Great information to help so many. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • MsMarineka

    Its hard for me because am not yet a professional but I think ppl just expect me to do it for them free. N when you call a price they like ???? but if they go to a salon they would pay more. If am doing quality work n using quality products I think they shouldn't complain.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • SazRob

    At the end of the day!! It’ll be night!!!!

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Monika perez

    I love your channel and very helpful video as always!
    Thank you guys! ❤????????????????????

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Juliet Horner

    When I started 6 years ago, I did a different "give back" promo each month for about half a year. I would ask people to nominate their favorite law enforcement officer, teacher, medical personnel, veteran, etc. Then, I would draw one name each week that month from the nominees in that category. They would receive a complimentary pedicure. I got exposure and practice because people like to honor others with a nomination. It also allowed followers to see who works in front-line fields. A win/win for all involved.

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Jennifer H

    I started off charging $25 but i've slowly raised my prices up to $50 starting price ,and all my first clients have sticked with me because they say my work is the best and they dont care how much they have to pay for it .???? i definitely plan on raising my prices again but once i think i've perfected almost everything

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Laura Purcell

    Thank you guys! ????❤️???? I am on my way to implement the model search now! Super helpful xx

    November 24, 2022 at 3:00 am