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how my videos compare

Someone asked me how I price my videos, compared to other websites that offer similar content.  So here is an easy guide:

1.     Look at how many minutes/hours you are getting.  
2.     There is a cost difference between wet roller sets and perms done with real perm solutions.
3.     Look at the screen size of the VOD that is being offered.
4.     Is the video done at home, salon, barbershop, or hotel room?
5.     How many cameras are used?
6.     Are the women models or every day women?
7.     Is shipping included in price or is it additional?
8.     Is the price in US dollars or Euros?  If you are from the US, a 20 Euro video would actually cost you   
        $29.43  (see www.xe.com for exchange rates)
9.     Video quality -- shakiness, bad/good lighting, smooth transitions, etc
10.   Make sure you are comparing DVD to DVD and VOD to VOD.  DVDs give better quality than CDs.

I have seen haircutting/head shaving videos up to $65.00 and perming videos up to 45 Euro ($66.21).

I think my prices are fair, considering everything mentioned above.  I did price them at what I've had people tell me I should price them at.  For those who have ordered and seen my videos, I'll ask you, are my prices fair? 


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 28th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
No Complaints
You are priced properly. I have purchased a dozen or so and other than weak audio on a couple, I think they are quite well done.

I might suggest a few more close ups to breakup the camera angles.


PS I would love to see a rubber cap frosting with bleach when you get around to needing new ideas. Maybe with an upright shampoo and forward rinse.
Dec. 29th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: No Complaints
Yes, I love the closeups too. :)

And I'm working on buying a boom mic for better audio.

I've had a few requests for the rubber cap frosting with bleach, so I'll see what I can do in the new year.

The video that I have planned for the 26th of January will have the model receive both a back & forward hair wash and rinse. She will also have her hair brushed forward too.

How would an upright shampoo work? I've seen those plastic cape things that catch the water and suds. Is this what you are referring to? Just let me know and I'll try to work it in a video. :D
Dec. 30th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: No Complaints
I still get my hair shampooed this way at the barbers. This is a classic technique of a shampoo in a barbershop before backwash sinks were popular. It is also a way to shampoo someone who has a neck injury and can not bend their neck backward.

Client is caped with an extra towel around the neck like a chemical service in a salon and sits upright in the barber chair.

Hair is wet with a tint bottle or a spray bottle. Shampoo is worked in by the barber(ette) from behind and massaged in. More water is added to work into a large lather. The lather is troweled off (front to back) and thrown in the sink. More water and shampoo are added. Re-lather and trowel off again.

Continued massage until ready to rinse. Moving to the front wash sink, have client bend over and rinse forward. Occasionally, a second lather is done over the forward sink.

Towel off and return to the barber chair for the cut/style.

The Natalie face shave video would have been a great place to insert an upright shampoo into the film storyboard.
Dec. 30th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: No Complaints
Also, lots of Asian Salons still shampoo this way today. Cities with Chinatowns, have salons which give uprights.

There are a lot of YouTube Videos showing upright shampoos with excellnt scalp and neck massages.

Dec. 30th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: No Complaints
Thank you for the info. I'll look into that.
Jan. 5th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: No Complaints
This definitely sounds doable. My question is, what is being used to trowel off the lather? A towel? A comb? Hands?

Thanks! :)
Dec. 29th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
hi kath do you know someone from brazil who can help me for bought your videos???

please help me if you can

bye thank you
Dec. 29th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
I'm sorry, I don't know anyone personally in Brazil. If you can email me directly about your situation, I'll see what I can do to help. :)
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