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Medical Spa Business Forum > Mobile esthetics

Is anyone involved in mobile esthetics? if so what are the best and hardest part? Any other tips or advice would be great, thanks!

08.8 | Unregistered CommenterJNY

I have tried it before. It's awkward to transport what you need to give a good treatment. Not everyone is thrilled with the idea of you dragging things into their house. Limit what you're offering. Use handhelds-make it easy on yourself. I think it's great for parties or the clients that can't get away for services but most people want to leave their house if they can. I'm not trying to discourage you, but I think it's better to offer as an adjunct to a fixed space rather than a stand alone business unless you have the perfect client base for this.

08.13 | Unregistered CommenterCherryl

I used to be fully mobile, however now I have my own place. I still offer services for bridal parties or pregnant women on bed rest. The hardest thing to me is figuring out space.You should either try to get photos or have a prior meeting (if possible) to see the space. Outside of that, it's just figuring out your kit and making sure to have all of your tools and supplies when you go.

08.22 | Unregistered Commentera.m.

I will visit clients when their treatments are simple and portable such as peels or LED. I also have a practice in my home as I find that most clients want to come to see me, not visa versa. I will also do "peel parties" with a maximum of four participants so that consent forms can be read and explained to newbies.

08.25 | Unregistered CommenterSST

Are we allowed to perform skincare treatments at home? I was under the impression that this was not allowed by state board.

I also used to have a mobile service. All my equipment was portable and practiced set up and break down to perfection to minimize time. I also encouraged clients to do Spa parties where several friends would spend 1/2 day there and I would perform full facials on all of them one at a time. I would walk out with several hundreds of dollars from just one visit (so time for set up and breakdown and gas expenses were minimized). Keep track of mileage. Make sure you have extension cords and make sure your insurance will cover your business. I had a strict cancellation policy and I collected CC info at time of appt.

11.1 | Unregistered CommenterDBJ

Just wanted to share the mistakes I made: I learned that I needed to have extension cords. I learned that set up and breakdown affects your time (and time is $$$$$), so practice, practice, practice. I learned that I had to set up additional fees for specific distance. I would specify X miles radius and if the address fell outside of that radius, I would charge more. And most importantly, I learned that since you spend time with your client in their home, that it's easy to become friendlier than needed. When clients become "friends", it's easier for them to cancel on you at the last minute and then you start making exceptions. Always keep it professional and never become their friends.Be friendly but not friends. You make more money with several people in the same house (sparties), especially if you bring retail products .

11.28 | Unregistered Commenterlwingert

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