Secrets of Starting a Facialist Business

Are you curious about starting a facialist business but you don’t know where to start? You don’t have to be confused anymore, because by stumbling across this article, you have found a good business startup guide to help you start your own facialist business.

With everyone’s obsession with their own beauty these days, starting a facialist business gives you the opportunity of earning money while helping others feel satisfied about their features.

Fortunately, you can establish a facialist business of your own without much difficulty.

Here are the things that you need to prepare in order to start your own facialist business:

  • Space to set up your salon
    Facialist businesses uses specialized equipment, and are intended to service more than one customer at once while still having enough space for others to wait comfortably in line. Hence, you need a wide space to set up your equipment and other fixtures needed to operate a facialist business. The area could be at least 500 square feet to at most 2,000 square feet.

    Aside from this, you need to engage in extensive interior designing and improvements on the salon space itself. Most leases allow the lessee to make improvements to the space as long as the lease is in effect.
  • Specialized equipment
    Facialists are considered specialists, so they are able to use equipment and tools designed especially for facial cosmetology. These include cosmetic preparatory materials, tonic, lotion, power, oil, clay, cream or appliance, as well as equipment for chemical peels and microdermabrasion. These equipments are readily available from beauty salon equipment suppliers. To lessen your capital expenditures, make sure to shop around for the best deals before buying the equipment.

    Other than that, you would need to prepare other sanitary equipment like a washtub, in which the facialist washes his hands before and after the cosmetic procedure. You would also need to equip your salon with utilities like a cash register for payments.
  • Personnel
    In choosing your personnel, make sure that the facialists hold a duly authorized license to practice their craft. This is to make sure that the person has been educated, tested and proven to be competent in the craft. Having an unlicensed facialist in your crew could prove dangerous for your business’ reputation.
  • Accomplishment of fees
    There are some fees that you have to take care of in starting a facialist business. These include professional and business license fees, which you are obliged to complete before you can start operating. You might also want to secure insurance for your business, or pay merchant account fees so that you can accept payments from customers using credit cards.

How Much Does a Startup Facialist Business Cost?

Start-up expense for a facialist business can range from US$10,000 to US$100,000.

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