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  • We will have plenty of services available for £15 for example but we would not visit a customers house for just that they would have to book that service and another to get over the £25 threshold for our mobile services. And wow you work really long days dont you? I was thinking if I asked the girls to work 8 hours and 30 minutes that would be a long day.
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    charlottehair
    I mean working 12pm - 9pm isn't nice for us & I know most places don't function these ways. I think with mobile you will find most appointments will be afternoon & evening.
    Good morning Charlotte thanks for all your advice honestly you have been fantastic with all the help you have given me! And I did some research looking at Salon prices and Mobile prices to work out my prices for each service. I tried to be as competitive as I could offering these new services. And I decided that the minimum spend would be £25. Thats the only way I could make the service financially viable.
    With regards to wages what would be a good wage? Our minimum spend for a mobile service will be £25 is this too low? This will obviously influence what I can pay in wages. We will be a mobile business and I am thinking of £15 per booking and getting each employee to complete 6 bookings a day. Would this be a good wage? So a daily rate would be £90 but this will include £10 for petrol. Is this a good wage?
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    charlottehair
    Yes it is a good wage, I think the average in our salon days rate is £80 without hitting commission, so if they was to work cash in hand (pretend I didn't say that), they would receive £80. If they was to receive a wage hitting commission it could be £100-140 a day. Also we do 9 hour days. I think you also need to look at how many clients they are doing a day. Your minimum mobile spend would probably be your lowest
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    charlottehair
    service, ie blowdry. Which would probably be £25-30. Toners wouldn't qualify for minimum spend, they would have to get a colour service, because going to do mobile hair for £15 just wouldn't work.
    Good morning Charlotte, Thanks so much for all your advice and for taking the time to respond. I will look at all your suggestions regarding recruitment and also advertising too. Though I am actually a marketing and web design expert! So I'm hopeful that side of things will be relatively straight forward. Its the recruitment side and getting good employees I am concerned about.
    Ok. I am in London too but we have a mobile business. Thanks for all your help. It is very much appreciated. Its tough when you are new to everything and have to learn everything at once. I would like to grow the business now and I am looking for advice about where best to hire new staff from the beauty and hairdressing. Have you got any ideas? Recruitment companies are too expensive for small businesses.
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    charlottehair
    I think if you go on the business forum on salon geek, and search topics such as recruitment, you will find such amazing resources.

    People’s wisdom, mistakes and advice on here is worth everything. The hair forum is probably not the best one to be on.

    With regards to recruitment, indeed is a great site, some people use gumtree to advertise and get responces.

    Instagram hashtags are also a great way to adverti
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    charlottehair
    Getting a strong team with good credentials and experience behind them will make your life a lot easier.

    Look for staff who have existing clientele to bring them into your business so you have guaranteed clients aswell.

    Grow your business with Instagram, Facebook & word of mouth.

    Offer great deals that people can’t turn down.

    Loyalty too.
    Hi Charlotte thanks for all your advice. You have been amazing! Are you a freelance hairdresser? Or do you own a salon?
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    charlottehair
    Hi Tallmale, thanks for your message. I work in a London based salon :)
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