First I want you to ask yourself a few questions.
1️⃣ Has anyone ever complained about how long it took you to do their manicure?
2️⃣ Time is money. Does that bother you?
3️⃣ Do you compare yourself with colleagues?
🗣Often in answering these questions you will find out where the problem is rooted. If you have clients who are in a hurry and are pressuring you, then you may simply not be the right nail technician for them. When making an appointment, tell the clients how long it will take you. This way even if you work slowly, you know that you have warned them and they have no problem with that. When you hurry, things don’t turn out the way you want and you create unnecessary stress for yourself. You need to love your job, not feel negative about it.
👩🏼🎓If you are a beginner, it is normal to work more slowly. With time and practice you will get faster. If you’ve been in the industry for years and you’re still worried you’re slow because you’re not making enough money, it’s time to review your price list.
🙅🏼♀️Comparison between colleagues is a recipe for unhappiness. There will always be someone who is faster, more precise, more profitable, and so on. Instead of wasting energy on this, focus on your own good qualities.
💆🏼♀️The next time you look at the clock and panic, ask yourself the question: Would the client prefer to finish 10 minutes earlier and have a nice-ish manicure or would she prefer to stay a little longer and leave with perfect nails? In case your next client is already waiting for you, then think about whether this happens to you often. If so, then you need to book more time in your diary between customers.
In short, to stop worrying about how long it takes you to do a manicure:
1️⃣ Schedule enough time between customers
2️⃣ When booking an appointment, tell the client that the manicure will take you X amount of time
3️⃣ Accept the fact that it is better to be slow, but to work beautifully, than to hurry and do a bad job
5️⃣ Stop comparing yourself to others
6️⃣ Charge your worth for your working hours
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