Recently we saw a debate on Twitter about the charge a stylist had for calf-length knotless braids she installed on a client.
The stylist charged $900 for her services and users on Twitter were split on whether that charge was too much or not.
This is the Tweet:
She braided hair calf length, hair included, for 24 hours, and charged $900. People complaining saying she charged too much 😭 I would’ve definitely hit for a rack pic.twitter.com/8qyGeH2zQd
— Reginald ⁷⁷⁷ (@Sheer__Opulence) October 14, 2020
Here is the original post from the stylist:
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✨ MINI CALF MUSCLES KNOTLESS BRAIDS ✨ Price : $900 ✨ Duration : 24 hours ✨ Please do not book this unless you have Patience ‼️ 💞 link in bio 💕 #jumboboxbraids #knotlessbraids #knotlessbraidsatl #morganstateuniversity #tribalbraids #lemonadebraids #baltimorebraider #baltimorebraids #dmvbraider #feedins #feederbraids #atlbraids #atlantabraids #atlantabraider #explore #towsonuniversity #neatbraids #braidsinatlanta #philly #phillybraiders #phillybraids #Memphis #memphisbraider #braids
Sky is a stylist from Baltimore Maryland and for that particular style, she was very clear that the installation period is 24 hours.
She asked that if you did not have the patience to sit through the style then it probably wouldn’t be the style for you.
However, the debate was less over the 24hours but rather if the style was actually worth the money.
$900 was seen as too much!
Most of the people that disagreed with the price did so based on their own experiences with other stylists, like this Twitter user below:
I just paid $200 for waist length knotless braids for my daughter I took 4 hrs and the braids were about as thick as my thumb. Sis got plugged.
— FreeMoni (@moni2238) October 14, 2020
And this one:
My best friend charges R300 for these. pic.twitter.com/iEeiiUmocw
— Pretty Ting✨ (@Nozla_) October 15, 2020
Thank you!! These ppl really thinking it’s ok to pay $900🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ she making bank finessing them 🤣
— ✨Kan✨ (@kanamore) October 15, 2020
But a lot of people countered that in their opinion the price tag was reasonable:
There was this comment:
she definitely charges the right price, y’all so used to yo auntie , cousin, hg doing hair for 15 dollars in her kitchen y’all refuse to pay a real stylist for they’re work
— #ENDSARS (@carterdacoldest) October 15, 2020
And this one:
I be feeling like people don’t take people time into consideration that’s like you standing up on your feet for 24 hours braiding fingers cramping those braids are little a hell! Definitely wouldn’t complain about the price fasho would of hit for a rack “CHARGE YOUR WORTH”
— W A T E R park 💦 (@Savage_HOOCH) October 14, 2020
$900/24= $37.5 an hour (not including hair and materials), she had EVERY right charging that much.
— spicy 🌶 (@misssignorina_) October 15, 2020
We have had these discussions before and honestly there is always a general gasp and protest whenever the price is perceived as too high.
The truth is we have seen enough range, especially amongst really good stylists to trust that the price he or she charges is what he or she deserves.
Most business owners tend to consider two things:
1. The time and effort that a style takes
2. Their expertise.
With that said we would love to hear your opinion. Is $900 too much for calf-length braids and would you even sit through a style like that?
We do completely agree with these tweets:
If the could put me in a light coma for the install and take down I’m in there
— Marie🙌🏾 (@Eneekah) October 15, 2020