|We at Benzie Salon always try and
keep a good balance of price and quality. As with many businesses we
incur price increases involving our supplies. Our staff is paid by
commissions and to recover any increases instead of increasing our
service price we directly pass on the inflation by a "supply charge".
Our color supplier (wella) increases the price of a tube of color by 70
cents per tube. We use approximately 1-1/2 tubes per color application.
This would be on average a $1.05 increase per color/chemical visit.
If we were to increase the service price to recover that increase we
would have to raise the price approximately $2.50 to cover commissions
and employer tax contributions.
The supply charge is not commissionable and was set up to cover the
direct cost increases without raising the service price too high.
Also, we have considered in the
past other less expensive color lines.
We discussed this and it was a unanimous consensus to not compromise on
This is not something most
businesses will generally share but we consider our clientele as friends
and we want you to know the details.
Have a great Day!