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Flexible Pricing
Published Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 by Brittany Raine

Discover How Flexible Pricing Can Fit Your Life


Flexible Pricing 
noun | Flex·i·ble Pric·ing 
Supply and demand pricing for all types of fitness classes that you can book instantly on the MINDBODY app! 

Searching for your next workout? You now have the power to book individually priced classes that work for you (and your wallet). This is what the MINDBODY app calls Flexible Pricing. It’s based on real-time supply and demand—and it’s about to change your workout game!


What is supply and demand pricing?

Maybe you’ve heard of it. Airlines, major hotel chains, rideshare services—all examples of industries that can price their offerings based on supply and demand. The Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking it out of the park by utilizing this idea to help sell baseball tickets this season. Major musical acts are leveraging supply and demand (Taylor Swift, U2, to name a few), so they can price concert tickets to reflect and meet market demand. Even Broadway sells tickets to the hottest shows with this method of pricing. 

Whether you’re buying tickets to a sporting event or booking a flight, it’s likely you’re dealing with supply and demand pricing. Hotels offer up-to-the-minute discounts to fill empty rooms; airlines fluctuate pricing based on off-peak fares, or flights booked months in advance. Your rideshare “surges.” Supply and demand pricing is everywhere!


Flexible Pricing

So, what does MINDBODY’s Flexible Pricing mean for me?

Welcome to the world of stress-free fitness! Elevate your routine and energize your well-being with Flexible Pricing. The MINDBODY app now makes it even easier to drop in, show up and stop by the best studios in your area. With a new easy-to-use class list that showcases up-to-the-minute availability, you can see what workouts in your area that offer Flexible Pricing. Classes with Flexible Pricing will have their current supply and demand price listed next to the specific class. The price you see is what you get! 

Search, compare and book the high quality, individual workouts you want at a price that works for you—and your budget. Flexible Pricing helps you spend less time searching in the MINDBODY app and more time doing what you love. 

What are you waiting for? Get going, show up and find the fitness when you want at a price that fits your life

*Flexible Pricing is available in the U.S. only.

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
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Published Thursday Oct 08, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Gratuity Guide: How to Tip a Hair Stylist (and Show You Care)


Tipping. While it can be a taboo topic that no one really wants to talk about publicly, the fact is, it’s a very important one that shouldn’t (and can’t) be avoided. This is all too true, especially now, when it comes to beauty services. Even before, “all of this” happened, there appeared to be some ambiguity about exactly how much to tip, when, what’s a respectable amount, and why. Now that we’ve tried our best at #homebeauty, it’s time to head back to the salons, spas, and other boutique beauty businesses (if you haven’t already). We’re here to guide you through gratuity in the new normal and why tipping a little extra to show your stylists and service providers you care during this tough time is the right thing to do.  

To make sure we get you all the right answers, we asked around about it (so you don’t have to). Turns out, our Instagram followers had a lot to say about how to tip your stylists and show them some extra love right now. 

Here’s what you think: 

You’ve already been tipping more 

79% of you said you’ve been tipping more for beauty services recently. We’re all so grateful for our stylists—with split ends, grown-out roots, out-of-control brows, and terrible home-cut bangs to prove it. And now that many of us can return to our salons and spas, we’re appreciating the ones who help us feel beautiful even more right now. 

But, how much more? 

We got a range of responses to this question. Some said they tip 5% more than they previously did, and many said 25%-35% total! Not only are these stylists actual artists, but they’re providing services we just can’t do ourselves. On top of that, many had to close their doors for several months, many were displaced as their salons shut down for good, and all of them are trying their best to get back to a sense of normalcy and do what they do best—help us look and feel beautiful. So, take this as a guide. Tip what you can but remember how much these wonderful people do for us.

New services are not top priority (yet) 

When it comes to trying new services, 69% of you gave it a big fat NO, while 31% remain intrigued. It makes sense that many would stick to their go-tos right now, as salons are just starting to reopen in some areas or may not be open yet at all.  

Depending on where you live and your overall health, you might be sticking with the bare minimum for now. But if your city has put in place safe reopening guidelines and measures, and you feel ready to head back out there, you can do so safely at a Mindbody salon. And you may be interested in trying out some new services right now as a way to show your local salons some extra support. If that’s you, browse beauty on the Mindbody app—and filter your categories to find out what’s out there.

Why retail therapy is important

Another way you can support your stylists right now? Shopping. It’s the safest way to show them some love without actually going in for a treatment. Many salons offer pre-payment on the Mindbody app and curbside pickup or a plethora of shipping methods, so you can keep contact to a minimum as much as possible. Plus, they have some pretty great stuff. If you need to invest in a good shampoo—especially because you haven’t gotten your hair done in months—so why not buy it from your stylist?  According to our poll, it’s a pretty even split. 55% of you haven’t bought any products yet, while the other 45% have been shopping away. If you’re part of that 55, consider checking out your salon’s product offerings (you might see something you like)

Anything else? 

Finally, we asked you all open-endedly how else you’re supporting your stylists right now. We got a lot of great answers. There was a lot of overlap, but we thought you might like to see some of the ones that stood out. So, if we didn’t cover it all so far, we’re about to—because you all are awesome and you did it for us. Here are some of the great ideas you had: 
    •    “Paying in advance!” 

    •    “Being more diligent about scheduling appointments versus letting my hair grow out” 

    •    “Referring friends!” 

    •    “Being flexible” (this is a good one—check out the 5 things your stylist wants you to know before you book) 

    •    “Scheduling my next cut before I leave!” 

    •    “Sharing their photos on Instagram and telling friends!” 


So, if you’re a stylist reading this, thank you. We all want to continue showing you support during this time and beyond. And if you’re a regular person like me who really needs her highlights done, just schedule the damn appointment already (if you feel comfortable) or buy some purple shampoo from your favorite salon.

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).