I would like everyone’s opinion, please.
I am training to be an electrologist. I have done a lot of research about the field and I’ve had experiences with different electrologists. It is really a forest out there, and I have seen not the best of it, as I was desperately looking for a solution to the hair problem. This forced me (and inspired me) to go into the field and be different, to be one of the best.
It was very painful to try time and again, looking at each electrologist as your potential savior, and to later find out that the treatment was ineffective at best. To realize all the lies that the electrologists and the laser techs tell their unsuspecting customers in order to pull out of them an extra dollar. To be disappointed and depressed after all the promises fall through. When asking about the ineffectiveness of treatment, to be told that you just have to keep on coming to get some more ineffective treatment for the rest of your life. To force yourself to believe that the person who has lied to you before will eventually help you. To spend the tiny savings you have to nourish yourself with dreams and hopes. To be confronted with no hope.
So, in short, I was led into this decision. My initial intention was to limit treatment to my wife. (Yes, I’m male.) But now I’m thinking about opening some sort of a business to help others escape my experiences and get their lives back on track, as well as, to make a little money. So my questions are directed to all consumers and electrologists here to give me your opinions on the following.
How would female clients view a male practitioner? In school, almost all clients are female and I’ve treated a great bunch. It was such a pleasure to see their shiny faces when I was finished treating them. But for student treaments they are paying so little, so they don’t really have a choice of who will work on them. All clients with a body job are usually directed to the female students. By teacher’s mistake, I almost got one, but then she told him that she’s doing her belly and she wants a female. I know most of my classmates’ work, and I can confidently say (although I’m naturally of a modest nature) that I haven’t seen any of them compare to me in effectiveness or speed. The student that got to treat that girl is the one who shouldn’t be an electrologist. That student should rather try a career in ballet of female hocky
So my question to the female consumers: what is you view on going to a male electrologist? Would you think twice before going? Would you even consider his ad when searching for your practitioner? Would you just treat him as anyone else, because you go to male doctors anyway?
How much would you care for the office? Would it be OK to get treatments in his appartment, in a room made into electrology office? As you know, some people just have a natural talent for certain things, and I believe I make for a good electrologist. But my finances have been tight lately and I couldn’t afford to rent an office. But I’m afraid that many consumers may be turned away before they will have a chance to evaluate the quality of my treatment.
How would you go about finding yourself an electrologist? Where would you look first? Second? Third? What criteria would you be looking for? If a male electrologist seeing people in a room in his apartament would not be the first choice, would a cheap price of treatment change your mind?
I know this is a long one. But any help or suggestions, no matter how big or small, will be appreciated.