I understand that my service pricing is higher than other salons. I have been asked similar questions over and over, and I would like to explain why I charge what I charge. My average service time is one hour. Any popular nail services like gel polish and enhancement takes about 1.5 hour to 3 hours depending on what I am working on and who I am working on. What you don't see on my service menu or my appointment schedule is my clean up time and prep time. My average clean up time after a client takes about solid 20 minutes. I am strictly following the disinfection steps recommended by EPA and the board of cosmetology, and I use EPA registered hospital grade disinfectant. I dust, wipe and clean all surfaces of my service area after each client before and after disinfection because I care the quality of service doesn't end at giving you a beautiful set of nails. I do not skip a step because I genuinely care about your well-being and health.
You might notice that I do not have a lot of add-on services other than nail art. Even my nail art service pricing is pretty low and it's rounded up so you do not have to pay a dollar each for a crystal or decal. Most my services are 'customized' not copy-and-paste type services you get in some other salons. I take my time to consult with my clients to give them the best result with healthiest options available for their lifestyle. I often take solid 30 minutes to clean up your cuticle area and prep your nails in a safest way possible that I can come up with. Have you ever had a nail salon experience where you addressed a specific need to your nail tech, and got charged extra for your request or even got ignored or got rude attitude? A lot of my clients have expressed how their past nail salon experiences were so much different than what they get from me. Because I see and understand that every clients' need and goal are different, and it is impossible to create a menu with so many different add-on services.
Sugarplumfairyfingers is my brand and my career. Yes, making living is my goal like everyone else, but I chose this career because I genuinely love what I do. I am highly educated and well-trained at what I do, and I do it very well. I am creative with a right set of skill, but I don't focus on promoting my nail art skill, because nail art isn't the most important part of your nail service. Honestly, my career goal isn't really making a bank. My career goal is to help raise the industry standard higher so any one of you can get safe and quality services from well trained nail techs working at a safe salon environment anywhere around the world. So I thank you for being a part of my career goal and I appreciate your time and money. If you have any questions or concerns regarding my services, or even any general questions about nails, feel free to contact me. Otherwise please proceed to book an appointment with me by clicking 'book me' button. Thank you very much.