So how much is your hairdresser worth? To you, that is.
Now, this is can be a controversial and somewhat subjective topic, but I’m going to talk about it anyway.
You see, some hairdressers’ prices to some people are very expensive and some are very cheap. I guess at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Or do you?
It’s an interesting topic and one that I have discussed and defended for many years.
Let’s take plumbers or electricians for example. They complete an apprenticeship of 4 years, they pay their licence fees each year, they purchase their ‘tools of the trade’ , they attend courses – they are qualified.
Hairdressers are exactly the same.
One would never attempt (or they may) to do their own plumbing or electrical work, would you? I wouldn’t. I’d rather get the experts in to do the work they have been trained to do.
Before we even see the plumber or electrician, there is a call out fee of perhaps $50. Then there is an hourly rate of somewhere between $80 to $150 per hour to do the job, plus parts.
If a hairdresser spends an hour on your hair, consulting you, giving their qualified years of experience expert advice, using products and tools on your hair and working on your image – what do you expect to pay for this?
Don’t get me wrong about the electricians, I think people who are specialised in their field and have trained and hold many years of experience, should be paid a decent hourly rate accordingly.
So I guess something to think when you are getting your hair done next is, how much is my hairdresser worth? Consider their:
- hourly rate
- cost of products & tools
- cost of overheads
- trust in YOUR image
I did this exercise myself on a few trades and it’s very interesting to see how we forget what’s involved in someone’s expertise.
How much is YOUR hairdresser worth?