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WHY IS THIS SERVICE SO POPULAR?
•Suitable for all hair types.
•Clients see immediate results.
•Softer hair growth.
•Minimizes occurrence of ingrown hairs.
WAXING 101 COURSE DETAILS
Tuition fee: $999.00 + tax (includes full kit). Balance due 1 week prior to start date. Deposit: $500. Paid upon registration.
Hours: Total = 21 hours. 15hrs on-site + 6hrs independent.
Class size: 2-5
Models: Students provide their own models. Class itinerary will be issued at registration. Students must have models booked for each area on 1st and 2nd day. 1 model is required for 1/2 leg, 1/2 arm, underarm, lip wax, and brow shape for exam Day 3.
About 70% of our students have long term goals of self-employment.
We offer the following advice to our
students: Choose your start-up location in a neighbourhood where you see
yourself in the long run. Clients will
follow if you move nearby 😉
In this article, we review different rental options
for budding beauty industry entrepreneurs.
RENTING SPACE IN A SPA or SALON
Renting a room (or chair) in a spa or salon is a good
way to get your toes wet in the world of commerce. This option allows a certain
amount of independence, it’s like renting a room in a house where a family lives. For example,
you may be able to set your own hours, but will be limited to their hours of
A benefit of this arrangement is cross-promotion. Renting space from an existing beauty business
could give you access to a pool of existing clients. People who rent space in a
spa/salon usually do so with the hopes that their business will also be visited
by that spa/salon’s regular clients. Cross promotion is mutually convenient ONLY
when you rent from an establishment that offers different services than you.
Be prepared for conflict if you offer the same services as your landlord!
What can I expect my rental fee to be?
Your rental fee will depend on multiple factors. The location of the establishment and the size
of the room you will be renting are primary factors. The best way to conduct
your research is to inquire about other places renting nearby (even if you are
not interested in those locations).
Also ask what is included in the fee. Things to consider are:
How will your clients pay? Will you be getting your own pos or will you be using theirs?
Will their receptionist be greeting your clients?
Will you be using their washer/dryer?
Who will clean the common areas?
RENTING SPACE IN A COMMUNITY
Renting space in a community such as My Lofts or Citizen Salon Studios is a new concept worth exploring! This option is good for service providers with a small-medium client base. It allows for more independence and is an excellent choice for service providers whose goal is to earn a comfortable income.
Renting space in a community is like living in a furnished
condo with utilities and amenities included. Rent is understandably higher as
it can include equipment, furniture, and services such as online booking and
marketing. It also includes maintenance of common areas.
Another pro of renting space in a community is the
love and support from your neighbours. You all have something in common- an
entrepreneurial spirit and your love for the beauty industry!
On the other side of that coin, your neighbours
are also your competitors. There’s nothing wrong with a little competition! We advise
our students to see competition in a positive light- it keeps us on our toes
and reminds us daily to treat our clients like important guests J
RENTING SPACE ALONE
Renting a store front space is a goal for service
providers who want to run an entire operation. This option requires a larger
financial investment and an existing client base.
This option is like renting an entire house for
yourself and your family (staff). It is maximum commitment for maximum
independence. You are responsible for every aspect of your business.
We do not recommend renting an entire spa/salon in
hopes to rent out rooms/chairs while you build your clientele. Do not overextend yourself! What if you aren’t
able to rent ‘that chair’ or ‘that room’ in time?
Making sound financial decisions during the start-up phase is what will take your business into year 2. Try not to rely on credit and keep your overhead as low as possible for as long as possible.
Are you interested in self employment? ESG offers short training courses to help you reach your goals one step at a time.
With ESG, you can custom-design your beauty career by taking the courses you are interested in. If you are joining the beauty industry, we recommend starting off with esthetics basics like Manicures and Pedicures or Waxing and Tinting.
Congrats Matt for taking the first steps towards entrepreneurship! We hope we gave you the tools to develop your budding beauty industry business.
Matt completed our Waxing Course and Lash Extensions course. Fast forward 1 year and Matt is now the proud owner of Practical Esthetics, where “form follows function“. Practical Esthetics is an LGBT-friendly spa specializing in body sugaring hair removal service.
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