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SEP 2017

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98 | NAILS MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2017 crowdsourcing } BUSINESS Do you charge extra for shaping nails (other than square) due to the time it takes? If so, how much? THIS MONTH WE ASKED NAIL TECHS: Next question: How do you handle taking time off? [Answers will be printed in the December 2017 issue.] Share your opinion on the topic by emailing your response by September 15 to Beth.Livesay@bobit.com. Please include your name, salon, city and state, and a high-resolution headshot with your response. Yes, we charge an extra $10 for shaping and longer lengths. @melshraz23 Via Instagram Yes, I charge an extra $5 for any shape that's not square. When I learn the edge shape, it will be an extra $10. @angieslayed Via Instagram No. It's always a part of the service. @thenailandchampagnebar Via Instagram I do not charge for basic shapes (square, almond, squoval, ballerina, round). For specialty shapes (stiletto, edge, pipe, etc.) or extra long length I charge because those shapes and lengths require more skill, time, and product. Caroline Garcia Via Facebook No, I don't charge extra. I book and charge the service. I don't do a la carte services, except for art. @nails_by_vickieg Via Instagram I don't charge extra for shaping nails; it's included in the price of the nails. For example, if a client wants stilettos, I sculpt stiletto nails. Shaping or filing shouldn't be an a la carte service if they're already paying for a full set or fill. Tracie McNeal WildSide Nailz Via Facebook I never charge for shape. Not everyone likes square, which is usually the shape of the tip. I do charge $5-$10 extra for more length, as it requires extra product. @cyndibauer Via Instagram I charge in increments of $5. For instance, a full set is $35 and it includes square with medium length because I'm not having to put much work and time into it. The moment I have to do almond, stiletto, ballerina, or anything altering the square shape I will charge $5 for time to alter and if nails are longer, another $5 because I have to use more product. So a client walks out with $35-$50 for a set, not including designs. @veehtshim Via Instagram Anything apart from your average full set should be charged for, including any shape different from square-shaped nails. I usually start shapes at $10. You have to value your work! When it takes more time and effort, you need to charge! @uniqueangel180 Via Instagram ILLUSTRATION BY YUIKO SUGNO

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