Why is my price different than last time?
All things in life change, including prices.
As a stylist, this is always a difficult situation. I love my clients like family. I also need to make enough to feed my family, and hopefully pay for my kids' college.
As an owner, this is a no-brainer. I have to make enough to cover costs, pay employees and take home a paycheck myself.
Prices fluctuate for everything, that is expected.
But, this is about something more.
One of the biggest challenges I face when checking out a client is what to charge.
Did they get a full foil or a partial foil? What is the difference? What if they have super thick hair? What if they have 4 strands of hair? What did I charge them last time? Did it turn out as well as I expected? Do I feel bad? Can they even afford this? Who pays this much to get their hair done? How am I even in business? This ALL runs through my head at check-out.
In all honesty, most of my clients should be charged more. I rarely charge for the extras, and frequently forget to charge for add ons.
So on the days when I am running a tight ship and I remember to charge for everything that we did (the Olaplex, the Glaze, the Wax, etc) your bill might be more than it was last time. Sometimes a lot more.
Love you - Kimberly