I hope this email finds you well? I apologise if you have been bombarded with information this month! I always post my updates and news to my Facebook page, the Facebook Clients Group, my Website and then for clients who aren’t on any of the social media, I also email to make sure everyone is kept updated.
There have been lots of changes here at Perfect 10 over the last 8 weeks or so, so I thought I’d tell you all about it in this newsletter.
Over the past few years my suppliers have regularly increased their prices but I've thus far managed to absorb these costs and continue to keep up to date my training and insurances. It's now come to a point that I'm working below minimum wage and I need to readdress some of my prices to ensure that all my costs are met and I can take a fair wage. I have thought carefully about this and believe I remain competitive with other high quality salons. The new prices will start on 12th Oct 2017. I have attached a picture file of the new prices to this email, but you can get a copy on your next visit.
The student discount will still continue, but at a lower rate of 10% instead of the previous 25%.
My new opening hours will be Monday to Thursday 9am till 8pm. All appointments made for days/times outside this will still be honoured, and there will be longer opening hours over the Christmas period or when it is very busy.
NEW BOOKING SYSTEM
I am trialling a new booking system so during this time you may get duplicate reminders whilst I sort out the little bugs! Hopefully the new system will be more efficient at sending appointment reminders, and will also streamline my client records and book keeping.
I am now an official Jessica Salon so can offer a new line in nourishing treatment products for the natural nail. I am doing some trials at the moment and will post the results in due course, but so far so good! Jessica Restoration (for post acrylic or gel nails), Fusion (for peeling and splitting) or Critical Care (for very weak nails) are all available in mini sizes for retail, along with Jessica Phenom Intensive Cuticle Oil. I will still be stocking CND Oils and hand creams, but there will be exciting new additions over the coming months leading up to Christmas.
I have replenished all of my gel colours and added approx 40 new colours to my ranges, so there are now a total of 91 Jessica Geleration Colours, 105 CND Shellac Colours, and a new range, Gelish from Harmony with a total of 14 colours so far. New nail enamel ranges from Jessica and Jessica Phenom in stock too.
I have installed a new fume and dust extraction unit to make sure when carrying out an acrylic service that our air is dust and fume free, making it a cleaner and safer environment.
After parting ways with Dermalogica, and after much research, I have now changed over my skincare provider to Eve Taylor....and here’s the lowdown from the company to explain why I chose them!
My first course is to change my waxing system on 27th September in Manchester. The course is with CND (the people who make Shellac) Waxperts. The wax system I am using now is very basic and I would like to offer my clients something a bit more upmarket. Waxperts offers a more flexible, gentle and effective treatment.
I am also attending a course for the use of an electric filing machine on 2nd October in Prestatyn. Efile’s have received a lot of bad press due to the use of them by untrained nail technicians and being used in disreputable salons, as this can cause damage to the natural nail. Used correctly, with training, an efile is a valuable tool to help reduce strain on the nail technicians arm from constant filling.
The last course I have booked is in Peterborough on 17th October with Eve Taylor. This is training to day to enhance my skincare knowledge.
Future planned courses include new techniques with Shellac, Jessica Geleration and my new system, Gelish. I will be requiring models so watch this space!
So that’s it for now....I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of my clients (many of whom are now good friends!), who have helped my business grow over the past few years. I couldn’t have done it without you!