How To Start a Beauty Business E32

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October 14, 2022
In a Blink by Rosa, the vibrant beauty room in Thames Ditton, Surrey, is tucked away from the frenzy of busy streets of Hampton Court. Its heart-shaped painted pastel wall and modern minimalistic accents represent the perfect blend of a professional beauty therapy experience in a creative space.

Rosa’s desire to work in the beauty industry started young. She worked part-time in a salon while completing a BTEC diploma and studying at the prestigious London College of Fashion for a degree in Spa Management.

Rosa graduated and worked as a Beauty Therapist for 10 years before deciding to start her own business.

Her determination and hard work secured her position as an industry leader; she runs her own beauty room and is training a new wave of lash experts at ilashHero.

Want to know how to start a beauty business? Grab a pen and paper, continue reading and download the podcast!

How to start a beauty business
Individual lashes make your eyes look bigger and much more natural.”–Katherine Elizabeth Webb-McCarron, model & beauty queen.
During episode 32, Rosa discussed how to start a beauty business, which included her recommendation to create a business plan. When creating your business plan, you need to consider many things when determining your costs. Believe it or not, insurance is one of them.

Beauty treatment risk liability insurance

Suppose a treatment you carry out causes an injury or illness, for example, a burn, scarring or an allergic reaction. In that case, you could find yourself facing a compensation claim. This insurance would cover any compensation awarded to the client and the legal fees that you would incur.

Public liability insurance

This protects you if a client has an injury caused by you but not directly related to a treatment. For example, if you leave wax on the floor, someone slips on it and is injured. Accidental damage to a client’s property is also covered, for instance, if you break an expensive ornament or crack a glass table while attending an at-home appointment.

Mobile beautician insurance

Get insured. You’ll also need to be insured for the miles you cover while driving as part of your job. Standard commuting cover may not typically include trips to clients’ homes. According to Direct Line, you could be uninsured if you get into an accident during business operating hours. Mobile beauty insurance will cover you against missed appointments or accidents that can jeopardise your mobile beauty business.

Freelancing as a Beauty Technician in the Beauty Industry

Being a freelance beauty technician in the UK is a rewarding career choice that can offer plenty of variety and opportunities. With the right qualifications, experience and a portfolio of work, freelancers can build a successful business in the beauty industry.

The beauty industry is a rapidly growing sector with a wide range of services, such as manicures, pedicures, make-up, waxing and tanning. As a freelance beauty technician, you would be expected to possess excellent knowledge and experience of all aspects of beauty treatments and techniques and the ability to keep up with the latest trends and practices.

You will need to complete relevant qualifications and gain experience in the field. Many colleges offer professional courses in beauty therapy, including those specialising in spa treatments, electrolysis and massage. Once you have achieved the necessary qualifications, you could begin to build your portfolio of work and start to market your services.

As a freelance beauty technician, you can offer various services to clients. You may work as a mobile therapist, offering treatments in people’speople’s homes or workplaces, or you could rent a room in a salon or spa and offer treatments there. You can also set up a website to provide information about your services and contact details.

Freelance beauty technicians must be able to work independently, manage their own time and be well-organised to keep up with their client’s demands. You will also need to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service.

You can set your own rates as a freelance beauty technician and choose your work hours. You will also be able to build long-term relationships with your clients, providing them with regular treatments and advice.

How to start a beauty business

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With over eleven years of experience, beauty therapist Rosa’s speciality lies in lashes and brows – and the results show!

Her impressive resume includes prestigious spas in London and the South East. Now, Rosa runs her own successful business; if you want to look at her impressive portfolio or book a session, you can find out more about her on Instagram and Facebook. 

IG: @inablink.byrosa
FB: @inablinkbyrosa



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