Re: A quick thanks and another question :)


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Posted by Lauren on July 26, 2002 at 20:23:05:

In reply to: A quick thanks and another question :) posted by Kelly on July 26, 2002 at 20:02:30:

: Those of you who are professionals do you have booklets of photos
or
: drawn designs that people can choose from? Do you do custom
designs?
: A combination of both?

I consider four things essential at a booth.
1) Henna premade and already in the applicators. I've gotten to an
event and had to make the henna there. Luckily it was Moroccan which
has an almost immediate dye release!
2) Aftercare sheets with all the pertinent information about what to
do, and my contact address.
3) A book of recent pictures of my work. This must be SPIFF, which
means it must be digital or professionally taken photos. Only put
your best stuff in there, and print it best-quality on photographic
paper. You can buy this at any office supply store and the results
are well worth it. I like printing my own because I can put together
a photo essay with text and it looks really high-quality.
4) Henna The Joyous Body Art by the Forum's own Catherine Cartwright
Jones. Not only does book this inspire me to do my best work and
give me ideas, it seems to have this hypnotic effect on potential
customers. I can't count the number of people who were just passing
by or who wanted to get something cheap and fell in love with
something in this book and Had To Have It. It increased my profits
as well as my skill considerably. I sell this book on my website in
the "Henna" section.

Our standard spiel is that you can pick something out of a book and I
will copy it, or you can pick a design but change it however you
like, or you can say "I have X dollars and I want something flowery
or linear or celtic or whatever on my wrist" and since I get to be
creative, you get a bigger, better design for the same money. This
works well and since I started giving people the option for having an
original done, far more people are going for it, which makes us all
happy.
Lauren

 


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