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manicure / nails - in singapore

Postby micole » Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:46 pm

will manicure shop still work in singapore?
seems like plenty everywhere

any suggestions?

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Postby chixchix » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:38 pm

suree will.. In fact I am going for courses to learn my mani/pedi to open up my own biz. As long as there are malls sprouting in proitable locations, it iwll definitely work out. But of cos, you have to do some marketing on your part as well.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 2:15 pm

Actually, the odds of it working out for a long period of time is rather small. Unless you are offering other services as well or are part of a large chain of operations where costs can be defrayed.

ksl could give you more info here as I am not really into marketing but a good example of a good thing gone sour here in singapore was the bubbletea fad. Everybody and his brother opened up bubbletea shops in every centre in singapore even next door to one another. Eventually, 90% went belly up due to too much competition. Even if you are in a high traffic area, if there are other there then you need to divide the traffic flow by the number of shops selling the same product in order to get a realistic traffic flow possibility. Only then can you project whether you can make enough money to cover ALL of your costs AND pay your salary at the same time.

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Postby micole » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:47 am

chixchix wrote:suree will.. In fact I am going for courses to learn my mani/pedi to open up my own biz. As long as there are malls sprouting in proitable locations, it iwll definitely work out. But of cos, you have to do some marketing on your part as well.


hi chix, where r u taking courses for mani/pedi?
im interested too!

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Postby micole » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:48 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, the odds of it working out for a long period of time is rather small. Unless you are offering other services as well or are part of a large chain of operations where costs can be defrayed.

ksl could give you more info here as I am not really into marketing but a good example of a good thing gone sour here in singapore was the bubbletea fad. Everybody and his brother opened up bubbletea shops in every centre in singapore even next door to one another. Eventually, 90% went belly up due to too much competition. Even if you are in a high traffic area, if there are other there then you need to divide the traffic flow by the number of shops selling the same product in order to get a realistic traffic flow possibility. Only then can you project whether you can make enough money to cover ALL of your costs AND pay your salary at the same time.


ya i agree it seems manicure is getting common and u have to put in extra effort in marketing it.. but i guess it still boils down if u have enough capital to make it big

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Postby AdamC » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 8:22 am

do a market survey.

Location - Wth large crowd, rental expensive. With small crowd, no business.

Pricing - do a price check (based on rental+manpower+expenses), see whether still stands up anot.

If you observe, different locations actually attract diff amount of crowds. Check out on competitors & customers.

Comparsion using these few. See whether the OC for it worth anot :D

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Postby chixchix » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 4:53 pm

Hi Micole, I am thinking of taking the Diploma itself at Cosmorpof.. its only $1312 for 2x a week in the evenings. However, they are only taking 4 students max per class. Their next intake will be on 23 Feb.. so I really dont know if the lady was bugging me to sign up earlu or sumtin else...she mentioned that she only got 2 more slots left.


Then I also enquired at Tope To Toe College in Far East Plaza. They are offering the whole thing at $2340. next intake is 22 Jan.

So still thinking wch one to go for. Meanwhile , I will be taking up the Eyebrow threading classes first at Serangoon. Even that seems to be in demand nowadays.
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Postby vandals » Sat, 27 Jan 2007 4:35 pm

you could try manicure w/ foot reflexology and body massage. Thats what i saw from that shop near my area transform to not 2 but 3 branches.

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Postby khorhc » Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:25 am

Dear micole,

If you have make up your mind go for it.
Mani/ Pedicure market is the same like hair saloon .
You can see hair saloon moving in and out so do mani pedicure.
Hair saloon still in this market so do manicure.
Some hair saloon have incude the manipadicure in parts of there service.
Anyway Mani Padicure need not only skill also time to prove your skill .

Only thing to take note for new starter .
1) What is your skill like?
2) Do you have capital to run on for six month ( not incude your paid)?
3) How you want to start up?
4) Alone or with parnter?
5) Do you have PVA.and SCH ?( Passion , Vision & Action. Share , Care & Help.)

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Profitable ?

Postby wumingju » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 2:13 pm

But, the price for mani/pedi getting cheaper. Just went for one @ Bugis charging only S$10 for express pedi. A well-done job as well. Unlike, the initial kick off price for Mani/Pedi at $45 & abv. at least :o see some Profit. ya. fyi

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Postby khorhc » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:15 pm

Dear Wumingju,

Are you in the line mani /padi.



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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 4:29 pm

khorhc wrote:Dear Wumingju,

Are you in the line mani /padi.



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A mani in the rice padi? Probably not.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 6:34 pm

chixchix wrote:suree will.. In fact I am going for courses to learn my mani/pedi to open up my own biz. As long as there are malls sprouting in proitable locations, it iwll definitely work out. But of cos, you have to do some marketing on your part as well.


Up to now, on the thread, I've not seen enough that would convince me of anyones survival chances, I see one's aim is shopping malls that are opening up, in profitable locations. I don't wish to limit your scope, by saying, that you may well be blinded, by your own vision!

Shopping malls may well be profitable, however retailers are not! Retailers come and go, when all their hard earned cash, has been absorbed by the business costs, with nothing to see in return! You need to ask yourselves why this is?

The expatriate market is big around 1 million or so, it is also a mix of different races and incomes, you need to identify the people you want, the ones, with money, the one's that are likely to spend, not all do!

Although there are also other factors to look at, like do foreign expats, especailly European, prefer peace and quite or hustle and bustle, after a hard days work in the city?

Personally I hate busy places, although that's just me, I avoid the hustle and bustle, and my wife is the opposite, although she is Taiwanese, and is accustomed to the crowds.

There is also a rich community of Singaporeans, which also needs to be looked at. and like SMS says, it could well be a fad, So you will need flexibility, to offer alternative services, to survive.

Maybe chiropody is in much more of a need than nails!, find someone you can outsorce too, or get them to do several hrs a week, nails alone, will limit your ability to survive.

Foot massage is also widespread and popular with locals, I believe you need to identify your target market first, more specific, then make your plan of action, to get them.

Why not consider incorporating home visits, charge a couple of $ extra, for the travel, they would have to pay anyway! build your customer base, before opening the business, when you have built a loyal customer base, you can then consider opening a small shop.

You may wish to network with a hairdressers, that specialise, and those that don't, recommendations are a good way of building a client base, additionally make contacts, that provide all the other beauty services, with good reputation and outsource the work.

Although your main concern is how to make profit, and you are limited to how many you can do, per hour, So you need vision and initiative to increase your revenue, with minimum cost, think business rather than work, to succeed!

It's not only doing nails, it's providing services, anyone can do nails, if they have a course, not all, have the ability to coordinate a good service function and make it profitable, if you see what i mean.

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Postby khorhc » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 7:46 pm

Hi ,

Thanks for correction words

Mani / pedicure

Thanks
John

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Postby wumingju » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 8:57 am

Hi John

M not in Mani/Pedi biz. but rather keen into it. How abt you ? M into food biz. :D

rgds,


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