How Much To Charge For A Set With Premade Fans, And How To Figure Out The Pricing Of Your Treatment
One of the questions we hear very often is what price to charge for a set of eyelash extensions and how this would differ from a set created using Premade Fans.
It is not easy to give an exact answer, as of course the pricing of the treatment will differ depending on the region, competition, your experience etc. We understand why it might be confusing when you need to decide on the pricing of your treatments, especially when you use products like Premade Fans as they might work out a bit more expensive per fan, but will save you and your client a lot of time. So how do you price them?
The first thing to work out is how much each individual fan costs - we’ve done this for you to save you some time, but we’ll explain how we did it so you can check it out yourself.
Take the cost of a box of fans, and divide the price by the number of fans in the box. Then, we are going to multiply this by 200 (the average number of lashes our clients have). That gives us the cost per treatment for premade fans:
3D (1,000 Fans) = €0.028 per fan = €5.60 per treatment
4D = €0.048 per fan = €9.60 per treatment
5D = €0.050 per fan = €10.00 per treatment
6D = €0.057 per fan = €11.40 per treatment
Now, this can be added to the cost of the other products you’ll be using in your treatment. For example, if you use Nano-Hydrogel Eyepatches, Lady Bond, and the full pre-treatment routine (purchased individually) your costs would be in the region of €5.10 (including microfibre brushes and a mascara wand), meaning that a 4D volume set with premade lash fans would cost a total of €14.60.
When deciding on the price of your sets, you would take into account the cost of the products that you use, but you need to also consider:
- Your Bills. Note down all your monthly expenses and then divide that by week/day - how many clients do you need to have to be able to cover those expenses and take a salary?
- Your Time. How much are you worth? If you’ve taken a lot of courses or won awards, increase your prices! Display your certificates and awards in your salon and on your social media so clients know they’re coming to someone who is experienced and is excelling in the lash industry!
- Your Product Costs. You need to be able to cover what you use - if you start using more products (for example, your pre-treatment routine has increased from using only a lash shampoo to our full 5-step routine) and/or if your product quality improves (say, you swap eBay lashes to premade fans you can trust to be of the highest quality!) then it’s in your best interest to increase prices!
- The prices of similar treatments in your region. It is an open question as to whether your region should affect your pricing, but we can say that generally, treatments cost more in larger cities and central areas than they do in smaller towns or outside of a city centre. There’s nothing wrong with checking what local salons are charging and using that as a starting point. If you prefer to charge a higher price point that’s great too - you should charge what YOU feel is right!
Once you’ve covered the basics, consider as well that you could charge more for a lash set using premade fans, because it doesn’t take as long and can save your clients a lot of time! How often do you pay a little bit more for an express delivery or a priority service?