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Old 08-24-2010, 06:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

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thats sounds good but dont assume the client will be able to gauge for themselves what they will pay. You know there are those bigger women out there that think they are a size 2!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

If they need to be darker you could bump them up to a higher % DHA, but only if their skin will handle it without the orange look. And you should deciede that, not the client. Are you using a true HVLP system?? If not, most likely why your using so much solution , you'd be money ahead investing in quality equipment once rather than using so much solution . Have wonderful day!!
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

I charge a flat fee from my in-salon and mobile spray tans . It just doesn't seem right to charge someone extra based on their weight/size. I agree with not getting too $$$ greedy. It's best to provide the best service at a fair price and get those clients coming back in and referring their friends.
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If they need to be darker you could bump them up to a higher % DHA, but only if their skin will handle it without the orange look. And you should deciede that, not the client. Are you using a true HVLP system?? If not, most likely why your using so much solution, you'd be money ahead investing in quality equipment once rather than using so much solution. Have wonderful day!!
The system I use is one of the Apollo line which is HVLP. Thanks of your input. I'll increase the % to reduce solution amount and see how that works following your advice. Thanks.
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

Honestly, i dont think you should be charging larger people more money. Thats terrible. Eat the few dollars extra you have to spend. How would you feel if you were a big person and someone told you that they need to charge extra becasue you are large? Not a good idea in my opinion. Thats discrimination and that could really hurt someones feelings.
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

charge more, pamper the customer, form a personal relationship, and after it looks really good get referrals. Air brushing a customer can be a personal experience and the affirmation of "its going to look really good" makes the customer feel good. Remember tanning is a feeling experience. Once they look good the money isn't even an issue. Quality will almost always sell over price! Our custom airbrush tans are $55 and people love them :)
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

Tell them it's like the painting contractor biz. A barn costs more to paint than a bedroom.
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this thread is old, but that is just dumb. if you need to raise your price 5 bucks to all then do so, but dont charge the fat people more. take into consideration the extra money you make off the skinny minis that dont require as much solution . also, your current clients, if happy, will have no problem paying a few dollars more. if you are better than the comp and they go there over 5 bucks--they will be back. we have been doing custom airbrush for over 5 years using anywhere from 2-5 ounces (depending on size of the client) of solution that we pay high dollar for charging 50 bucks and have never worried that the comp charges 30. We fix so many of their screwed up tans, so the customer ends up spending 80 bucks and then..... they have no problem spending the 50 with us from then on.
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Re: Spray Tan: How do I tell my clients that they need to pay more?

I never use more than 2oz of solution on any size adult body. One way to have someone look orange is to apply too much solution .
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I never use more than 2oz of solution on any size adult body. One way to have someone look orange is to apply too much solution.
I agree on the too much solution leading to orange-glow really quickly, but it does depend on the client and their skin tone.

I would avoid charging by weight/height at all costs (it's a touchy subject of course), but you could be transparent about how much tanning solution you're having to use for each client.

We love to offer specials and get the deal-seekers coming in, but you do have to focus on quality. As repeat business is where it's at, you have to make the customers happy (even if it costs more to do so). Word of mouth/referral tanning business can grow at an amazing rate from a few very happy clients.

"Oh wow, Where'd you get that hot tan?".....and then their friends are coming in too.
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