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    Do I need to train in Henna brows if trained in brow tinting?

    Bath Next course is running February
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    Busy beautician but still not covering her wage?

    Morning Redlottie I feel for you I really do, the problem here is that you can't expect to pay NMW and buy yourself an entrepreneur who will build her column and make both her wage and your overhead plus profit. No-one is going to run your business for you, except you. You are the one...
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    Level 3 or units & courses

    Everything really - it's difficult to predict in advance how much practice you will need to feel confident. Having a group to learn with really adds to the quality of your learning experience, gives you a peer group to discuss problems with and bodies to practise on. There will be a lot of...
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    Henna brows

    Hi Tia I'm a trainer for a different brand and I don't get any of the problems you are experiencing. Is there a training course for the brand you are using? If yes, get back to them with your questions. If no, I'm afraid I can't advise you. Not all henna brands are equal and I don't know...
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    Outback Organics Opal, what temperature on a digital?

    We leave it at 60 with the lid on and up it to 62 with the lid off
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    Increasing prices when you're charging 40% below industry averages?

    Good luck it can be done. There are a couple of Asian staffed bars in Bath which are run like any other salon with much more sensible prices. The girls chat to their clients, the clients know the names of the nail techs. There is a human connection. The clients understand that these bars are...
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    Last minute cancellations with illness/family matters?

    It's very tricky. We are super concerned for them and sympathetic and we tell them that if we resell their released appointment we will be able to hold the deposit on account as a credit towards a future appointment. But that we can't promise to resell the time. We might say that we have had...
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    Henna vs tint for brows?

    When I first took on Billion Dollar Brows (not a henna brand) it took me into a different league and set me up for the future. Henna didn't have the same financial boost effect because I'm basically fully booked so I don't promote the service - it isn't even on my website. I just tell...
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    Henna vs tint for brows?

    Im a bit fussy about shaping so I book 40 mins for a first appointment. The timings vary for different tint colours and sometimes I like to overlay or ombre with different colours. I want to showcase the result and make the client feel that this is unlike a normal tint and is special. I have a...
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    Do you say something when you see genital warts on clients?

    Poor you. It happened once to my daughter and she's a very confident person but she didn't say anything because she didn't want to upset the client - and you would be wouldn't you, if you were that client? Luckily this is quite rare. We give our clients an aloe Vera wipe and tell them to use...
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    Adam & Eve/Jax Wax

    I trained in Adam and Eve wax but I decided not to use it. It is an excellent wax. But it's applied really thickly and that makes it startlingly expensive. It might be different now but I was trained to use 150g of wax per treatment. That's less than 7 waxes per kilo. I also felt that the...
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    Increasing prices when you're charging 40% below industry averages?

    We explain it as an upsell and include it within a luxury service so the client knows how to ask for it again. There are lots of Asian bars near us but prices have been set by the nonlegitimate businesses. Taking cash only is a good way to money launder the proceeds of crime. There's a...
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    Is this reasonable for an employee?

    Try searching on eBay and Amazon using "hairdressing scissor pouch holster" or similiar. There are lots of different sizes.
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    Increasing prices when you're charging 40% below industry averages?

    I had a similar problem a few years ago and I am still struggling with it. Try all of Riva's ideas 'cos I've done these myself and they all work. You can also go back to the basics of costing your treatments and try and find ways of charging what you need to per hour + costs and delivering...
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    Do you say something when you see genital warts on clients?

    Gosh, I'm feeling frightfully posh and middle class - I almost never have this happen. I just ask if their skin is feeling comfortable or if it is a bit sore or itchy. When they say that everything feels normal, I just say that their skin looks a bit irritated and fragile and I don't want to...
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    Is this reasonable for an employee?

    I'm based in Bath. I've never heard of employed beauty therapists being asked to provide the tools of their trade. I get that a nail tech might want their own, or a lash technician, but not a general beauty therapist providing lots of different treatments - it's unreasonable. We did have a...
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    Henna vs tint for brows?

    I've only tried one brand of henna. I liked it so much I became a trainer for them. I've tried so many different brands of peroxide activated tints that I've lost count. I also train for a brow shaping brand - they don't think there's much difference between tint brands either. What I have...
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    How to manage an 18 year old assistant effectively?

    JCH that must have been a terrible time for you. Sending hugs and warm thoughts. Unfortunately some employers just don't know how to build a team or support their staff properly. Lots of businesses are still stuck in a 70's management style time warp. I hope you're in a better place now...
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    How to manage an 18 year old assistant effectively?

    Of course I don't drag people into work when they are sick! Most of the time I'm shooing them out of the door saying "go home, we can manage, don't come in tomorrow either". My remarks were admittedly poorly expressed but they were in the contest of the OP's issue regarding managing a difficult...
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    How to manage an 18 year old assistant effectively?

    Check social media. We had an apprentice (different one) ask for time off and we said no, explaining that we needed her in that day. She came in saying that she was ill and coughing. She actually coughed until she retched in front of a client. So we sent her home. Photo of her new tattoo...
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