Wha is the point of selling laser hair removal so cheap?

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ameera319 in Farmington, Michigan

24 months ago

I have been so frustrated with how cheap laser packages are being sold on groupon etc. it literally costs the business money to do these services at such discounted prices and it takes away from my waxing clientelle with no profit from changing to laser.
I see some spas offer 6 full leg sessions for $249. Being that groupon gets 1/2 that is 6 -1hr appts for $150. What else can you sell them if they have paid almost nothing for the biggest service area in hair removal? I'm so tired of seeing poor marketing ruin the beauty industry! Can anyone help me see the benefit of this? I'm getting paid pennies from my employer for the highest liability service I perform.
I have left jobs because of this problem. What else is there to do about it?

Pristine Laser Center in Altamonte Springs, Florida

24 months ago

Yes, there are many "med spas" that are basically giving away services like laser hair removal in hopes they can "up-sell". But when they are giving away the "up-sell", they are in trouble. These places usually don't stay in business very long. Most of these places are struggling financially and looking for a quick infusion of cash. These places make their employees work hard, take on a lot of liability and not get paid very well.

AH in Columbia, Missouri

24 months ago

Groupon and similar deals irritate me, as well. I would rather donate a service to a charitable silent auction. It's a good cause and it's free advertising at events. I find that people who come in for advertised deals or specials typically aren't retained. The people who follow the sales will follow them elsewhere, as well.

DC in Broomfield, Colorado

7 months ago

Pristine Laser Center in Altamonte Springs, Florida said: Yes, there are many "med spas" that are basically giving away services like laser hair removal in hopes they can "up-sell". But when they are giving away the "up-sell", they are in trouble. These places usually don't stay in business very long. Most of these places are struggling financially and looking for a quick infusion of cash. These places make their employees work hard, take on a lot of liability and not get paid very well.

I don't think this applies to all businesses. When done correctly, it's a fantastic marketing strategy. I bought one groupon for a spa that was newer (less than 2 years) and had great reviews. I liked the service and employees so much that I continue to go back for treatments on other areas without groupons. When done well, groupons are a way to bring people in so they get to know you, exceed their expectations and make them go back again and again.

Laser is more cost upfront, but over the long run, it is much more economical than waxing. I also personally found it to be less painful and much quicker.

Cathleen Yoo in Jackson, West Virginia

4 months ago

I dont think so... using hair removal devices at home is good. I think its better if one can hire some professional or laser hair removal treatment as there might me some risks with it. And its better if a professional can handle this job. I recently have the treatment of Renova lasers and they did an amazing job . renovalaser.com/houston-medspa-laser-hair-removal/ My hairs growth decreases to 80% more now.. :)

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