How much to charge for Makeup Application?
Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:03 PM
So as most of you know I am not full time with Benefit anymore. I still occasionally do events and freelancing with them. But I live about 3 hours away from my old job now. So....I have started freelancing in my area. I have done Weddings, Proms, Photoshoots etc. But here's the deal. When I worked in the Bay Area my rates were average. Now that I live in the mountains I feel like my rates should reflect my current customer. There are NO makeup artists were I live, there is one makeup studio that is all organic. I am not sure what my rates should be???? I need some suggestions. Here are the rates I used before.....
Bride- $150-$250 depending on time needed. Add travel fees for onsite.
Bridesmaid- $50-$75 per girl
These rates are based on time needed. I found my rates to be pretty competitive. Now when I tell people what I charge they get fear in their eyes......HELP!
I guess no one knows.....sHOOOOOOT.
Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:35 AM
Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:51 AM
|Originally Posted by luxotika|
|Maybe start it bit lower than what you are used to, until you establish a clientele, and then after that, you could have put your rates higher. Good luck!|
Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:39 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:30 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 08:32 AM
|Originally Posted by xEdenx|
|i'd pay like 40 like they charge @ M.A.C|
I also think I can charge more than MAC because I travel to their home and give them basically a private consultation with no interruptions. I think I will stick with my former charges and see how it goes. If I notice a decline in my business due to my rates, then I'll reconsider.
Thanks for the feedback!!
Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:04 PM
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