I’m wondering how much time other people are taking for the same job as I’ve just done.
About 6 weeks ago, I took on a fairly large case. the entire torso on a mid 40’s CIS male of french/arabic descent. He had thick dense hair over his entire from torso. I originally quoted him about 14-16 hours for a first clearance. I’ve just finished the front torso ( first clearance only) and came in at 20 hours. I think I was working extremely quickly and I just underestimated the job.The hair was course and pretty dense once I got down to it across his chest stomach and sides.
I’d never done a job like this before, and I honestly didnt know how to estimate it. I tried to guestimate by determining how far down his chest I could get in a 2 hour session, then measured his approximate distance I had to come down the torso.
I felt badly for giving a lowball estimate, but I do have to consider that the client was extremely happy ( so much so he’s decided to do his entire back too) and that I have never taken on such a job before. That said, I’m wondering how others might approach an estimate on a large area you’ve never done before?