An American girl: How to estimate total time.
Following Jossie’s suggestion to me, I’m also posting an entire electrolysis treatment. The photos below are of a young woman I worked on, May 9, 2011. I did one clearing on her right underarm. From this first treatment I know the total time and the cost. (I guarantee this to her.) Here it is:
I. This first clearing (right underarm) was 40 minutes. The left underarm was also 40 minutes. So, 80 minutes total. Now, I won’t see her for 2 months.
II. The second clearing will be the same time because she was shaving — maybe a bit less. So that gives us another 80 minutes.
III. Third clearing (2 months later), and we will see real progress. It will take 40 minutes for both underarms.
IV. “Clean up mode” 2 - 3 months later … high estimate of 30 minutes for both.
V. Months later, a few hairs here and there that I will do for free. Maybe later, another session of a couple minutes — again, free. So let’s do the math.
a) 230 minutes total. Let’s just add in another 20 minutes for “fun.” That’s 250 minutes for a total of 4 hours for the entire job.
b) At $70 per hour, her total cost will be $280. I told her, after I did my computations, that her cost will be no more than $350 for the entire job. If it’s more, she pays nothing. (I always bump up my estimate a bit. Coming in “below the estimate” always makes the client happy.)
Photo 1: before treatment.
Photo 2: immediately after treatment.
Photo 3: 4 days after treatment (crusts).
Photo 4: 18 days after treatment (skin clear).