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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Well, it's not really
you do ... but the level you have reached, what your direct competitors are charging and what the market you work in will bear. Stylists in New York can charge more than stylists in Dayton, Ohio.
If you are well known to be an expert and have lot's of clients as references to back you up ... you certainly can charge more than someone who is just starting out ... first year or so. I have no idea what personal stylists charge in your city ... you should do some research, if you can. Then go to the upper end if you have years of experience and the high powered references under your belt. If you are in it less than a year, start at the lower end and see how that goes.
Like anything, it is controlled by supply and demand. If stylists are in high demand and there are not many in your city ... then all the working stylists will probably get more money. If there are lots of out of work stylists and not many clients ... you'll find out that they will start to offer cut rates and lower the fees for everyone. And, then, it may not even be worth you while to stay in the biz.
** It's All in the Details! **
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