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Manicure businesses

Post by abbby » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:10 am

Can they really be profitable? For example charging each customer $80-$100 per treatment, and rental and employees would easily cost them $5,000 - $7,000 a month. Breakeven 3-4 treatments a day...So they must at least have 8 customers a day to make a decent profit?
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Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 06 Feb 2021 5:09 pm

A lot of these businesses actually offer more than just manicure services. Many also do pedicures, spas, and treatments. Coupled with upselling customers, they can easily charge over $100 per customer. If it wasn’t profitable, there wouldn’t be as many manicure businesses as there are today.

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Post by Myasis Dragon » Sun, 07 Feb 2021 4:20 am

The ones that really make the money offer "happy endings".

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:03 am

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Sun, 07 Feb 2021 4:20 am
The ones that really make the money offer "happy endings".
I doubt it hahaha, except maybe the less legitimate ones. I’m pretty sure that is illegal, so if there were, they are probably no longer in operation.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Feb 2021 12:28 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:03 am
Myasis Dragon wrote:
Sun, 07 Feb 2021 4:20 am
The ones that really make the money offer "happy endings".
I doubt it hahaha, except maybe the less legitimate ones. I’m pretty sure that is illegal, so if there were, they are probably no longer in operation.
You'd be surprised.
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Re: Manicure businesses

Post by jnjde » Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:23 am

My friend used to work in a manicure shop. Her pay is not so high though.

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Re: Manicure businesses

Post by 6nd68rrp » Fri, 14 May 2021 5:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 12:28 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:03 am
Myasis Dragon wrote:
Sun, 07 Feb 2021 4:20 am
The ones that really make the money offer "happy endings".
I doubt it hahaha, except maybe the less legitimate ones. I’m pretty sure that is illegal, so if there were, they are probably no longer in operation.
You'd be surprised.
Very interesting point brought up. Not sure how this "extra" services will go in such COVID times. even the legit ones are facing plenty of challenges ahead i believe.

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Re: Manicure businesses

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 May 2021 9:21 pm

Same way it work in hospitals. Disposables. Bit of modifications and/or sensations but I assume that the risk is worth it. I don't know, never had a massage.
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