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The Pros & Cons of being a solo Esthetician/Beauty Therapist

Have you ever thought about starting your own beauty salon? It can be a very rewarding experience, but it's important to know what you're getting into. In this post, we'll discuss the pros and cons of being a solo esthetician/beauty therapist. We'll also provide some tips on how to make your business successful. So, if you're thinking about starting your own beauty salon, read on!


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Tania Quan, a brilliant Beauty Therapist and Coach who helps both salon owners and SPA owners get clear on their goals for the business. In this blog we cover,

the Pros and Cons of Going Out Solo as an Esthetician or Beauty Therapist


Pros as a Solo Beauty Therapist


  • Meeting new people

Beauty Therapist have the opportunity to work with people on a daily basis and help them feel better about themselves by improving their appearance. This can be rewarding because estheticians get feedback from customers who are grateful for your service, which is something that not everyone gets in life!


  • Independence

Independence is a choice for many beauty therapist, either by owning their own salon or spa and working with clients independent from the business. This offers them stability as well as flexibility in terms of scheduling clients to a time that suits them - something that's especially important to those who want more control over what they do..


  • Being Active

Beauty Therapist spend a lot of their day on their feet. They go from one client to the next, with only short breaks in between each appointment and throughout the course of the day, some people find joy working as a beauty therapist because they're constantly engaged no matter what comes along (whether its interacting directly w/ clients or preparing beforehand).

  • Choose your own hours and your own clients

Being a solo beauty therapist means you are the BOSS. you have the flexibility to choose your ideal client that matches YOUR work schedule. I, for instance run a very busy house hole of four kids so having the flexibility to work around children's schedule suits me.


Cons as a Solo Beauty Therapist


  • Physically demanding

While some people enjoy being active all day, for others, this physical demand is more of a drawback. Many beauty therapist spend most of their days on their feet assisting clients.

  • Building your business

Building your business from scratch can be frustrating for solo beauty therapist as you will need to build your clientele from scratch


  • No Income Stability

Having a stable income due to last minute cancellations or no shows are evident when you are a solo beauty therapist, as your own business, you will have the wear the cost.


Are you new to the industry and want to start out on your own and think the pros outweigh the cons? There are many factors to consider when you are going out on your own. My number one recommendation is to invest in a Salon Mentor or Salon coach. Salon coaches have been exactly where you are and have years upon years of experience. Salon coaches have proven strategies in place that no "boss" or "beauty school teach you. Take Tania, for instance is renowned for her home beauty salon in Canley Heights NSW, Tania, has been solo for 6 years and is now mentoring and coaching other salon owners on how she retained and started her business from scratch. Pre register for her 6 week Salon Success program now here and receive her 10 day marketing challenge for FREE.

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