My Dearest Carol,
Everything you tell me about your “electrologist” further destroys her credibility. I have to ask, is this woman even a CPE?
I hope they gave you champaigne in the marble walled lounge, a massage at the completion of your treatment and a limo to and from the office, because I can’t find any precedent for $300 per hour! I have never even heard of an electrologist charging that much in my life, and I have lived in NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, Vegas and Southern Florida!
The average hourly rate for electrolysis treatment across the USA is $60 per hour. Some charge more, some charge less. In metropolitan areas like yours, one would expect to pay around $100 per hour, but there will still be people charging $60 somewhere in your area. They may not be in swanky offices, but they exist.
Curiously, you are in the land of Fino Gior, the man who authored the very text book many electrologists read and do homework out of, and you paid THREE TIMES WHAT FINO CHARGES to a woman who doesn’t seem to be practicing actual electrolysis, nor does she seem to understand the biology of hair (although her ideas about the subject are entertaining) and Fino not only guarantees his work, but also his speed.
I honestly can’t see how she can justify her price based on the information I have been given. If she can prove that she is THREE TIMES BETTER THAN FINO then darn it, I will put down my probes and spend the next year learning from HER, because I have to be doing something wrong. (other than telling my clients the straight story, and charging them reasonable rates for the work done)
Further more, I have not yet met the male beard that I couldn’t clear in less than 400 hours, so I can’t imagine a woman with enough hair on her face to make me work longer than 100 hours. I have bared women who had PCOS, morbid obeasity and menapause tag teaming to fill their face with hairs and it never took me 300 hours to do it.
[ August 20, 2003, 01:35 PM: Message edited by: James W. Walker VII, CPE ]