Save Money In Your Salon - Budgeting Tips For Your Nail Business
When running a small business, you always need to keep on top of your finances. We want to support and help you achieve your business goals, so we've put together a list of our top tips for saving money in your salon. Even the smallest changes can add up to higher profit!
1) Look after your brushes!
Don't want to replace your nail brushes every six months? Make sure you clean them regularly and keep them far away from your curing unit. Many nail techs find that their nail brushes start to go stiff and inflexible, making it harder to apply gel. This is often the case when residual gel has cured in between the bristles. Clean them regularly, keep the lid on when not in use, and use this hot water trick when they start looking a little rough. You'll save money and avoid product wastage.
2) Charge for cancellations
Now, we know this one can be controversial. Accidents happen and sometimes last minute cancellations just cannot be avoided. However, by putting a cancellation policy in place and protecting yourself, you will encourage your clients to respect your time and try their best to attend appointments if possible. Your time is valuable, so don't sell yourself short!
3) Use the right amount of product
Next time you reach for your Bio Sculpture Hand Cream, pay attention to how much you're applying. Is it the right amount? Maybe a bit too much? Keeping an eye on how much product we use can be tricky at first, but it's absolutely worth it in the long run! Your gels are precious, so don't coat your brush too thickly and end up wiping off the excess onto a cotton pad. You may as well be throwing cash into the bin! Pay attention to how much is needed and try to stick to it. The same goes for your solutions - don't use 5 pumps of Multi Cleanse when you only need 2. It's a small thing that many overlook, but in the end you'll save money and make those premium products go further.
4) Use our Bio Sculpture Retail Affiliate Programme
Not every salon has the time or space to stock up on retail items to sell directly to customers, and it can be a little intimidating if you're just getting started. But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on retail opportunities! To boost your profits and start selling directly to your customers, sign up here.
It's incredibly easy - you provide your client with a unique code and direct them to biosculpture.co.uk. When they purchase an item using that code, they receive a 10% discount and you earn a 30% commission. There's no cost to you, so give it a try!
5) Invest in high quality products
If there's one thing that over 35 years in the business has taught us, it's that product quality is everything. Cheap products can be unreliable, unsafe, and end up costing you dearly in the long run! In our own factory in South Africa, we know exactly what goes into every product we make; nail health and safety is our number one priority.
By choosing a credible, ethical nail brand, you are investing in your future as a conscientious nail tech with a professional and trustworthy reputation.