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Tannedbutts 11-03-2009 02:54 PM

I have read it's slow for salon's in the US but how are we in Canada doing?

I knowi have been painfully slow in the last few months but i'm picking up but not enough.

Also, has anyone ever had a client ask you to warm up the bed for them before they come in?

unity 11-03-2009 03:08 PM

Re: Slow
I have clients ask for warmer beds at times. Which I totally understand. But I never would pre-heat one just for them mid-day. If I did, they would pay for it. They are ran every morning when opening to bring them up to temp. But from then out there is plenty coming in to keep them warm enough.

agk453 11-03-2009 03:31 PM

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Slow for me. 3 all of yesterday, 5 so far today. Sessions are down about 20% compared to this time last year. Revenues are up slightly but I attribute most of that to adding HPLV back in the spring. It's certainly helped pay the rent.

Preheating - I don't do it. I'll run them on opening to make sure everything works but that's it. I read somewhere the beds use most of their power on startup - if that's the case I'd go with Unity and charge an extra session for the privilege of having a warm bed to climb into.

Tannedbutts 11-03-2009 03:44 PM

Re: Slow
You warm up your beds in the morning? so you actuall run them all? HMMMM what software to you use if you don't mind me asking as i'm trying to figure out how to do that if it will kepp this client happy.

Thanks again for your responses....it's nice to get others ideas and opinions.

unity 11-03-2009 04:02 PM

Re: Slow
I use my t-max manually. I am so quick at it I have to pace myself so I dont blow the mains since I can start every bed in the salon in under 4 seconds. :) I am pretty fast on that keypad.

Dee2711 11-03-2009 04:43 PM

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It's also the slow season across here in Europe as well, but ain't as slow as it appears to be across there. But our worst time is yet to come, just after the New year. And just as a matter of interest, we pre-heat the beds for customers who want it, think it depends on how much competition you have in your area

Ferrari 11-05-2009 02:42 PM

Re: Slow
Very slow here in Toronto. How are the rest of you Torontonians

adam.sand 11-07-2009 05:26 PM

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Well, for me it depends on neighbourhood. One salon is DOWN DOWN DOWN in the dumps down.

The other we have sold more memberships in the last 40 days, than in the 6 months before that, and more than we have ever sold in any 30 day period ever. Im happy for the struggles we are seeing, theres a handful of salons in my area that deserve to go out of business, as its emberassing to see them even TRYING to compete in the same arena as me.

uvbre 11-25-2009 04:46 PM

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We are located in Southern Ontario and our figures are actually up. It was a slower summer but since November 1st we are beating last years sales and visits. It has been a blessing. Lets see what this Cosmo and 20/20 smear will do to us.....

houseoftan 12-04-2009 08:16 PM

Re: Slow
Hi Is anyone here from Montreal by any chance?

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