Looking to start your own esthetician business but don’t know where to start? It can be overwhelming to navigate the requirements and secure the correct equipment needed to launch a successful business. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Learn the steps to becoming an esthetician business owner and whether franchising might be a good fit for you.
What is An Esthetician and What Services Do They Provide?
An esthetician is a licensed skincare professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people’s skin. It’s important to note that these individuals are not medical professionals and do not provide any type of medical services. Instead, estheticians focus on cosmetic services such as skincare consultations, facials, chemical peels, body wraps, face masks, and waxing.
To pursue a career as an esthetician, obtaining an esthetician’s license is mandatory. This applies to all 50 states and requires attending an accredited cosmetology school to receive the necessary training. After completing the specified training hours, prospective estheticians must pass a written and hands-on exam in order to obtain their license. State boards of cosmetology or departments of health are the only entities that can issue a license.
What Esthetician Equipment Do I Need?
It can be difficult to know what esthetician supplies and equipment you’ll need for your business. Since estheticians perform a wide range services, you’ll need an equally expansive array of tools and products. To start, you’ll likely need a treatment table and chair, hair covers for your clients, towels and linens, exfoliating brushes, sponges, eye pads, masks, and waxing products. You’ll also need more expensive equipment such as a facial steamer, magnification lamp, and microdermabrasion machine.
And while it may seem obvious, don’t forget your esthetician business will need a proper waiting area for clients. Complete with a reception desk where guests can make appointments and payments, you’ll also need chairs, a coffee table, and magazines so people can get comfortable after checking in. To further upgrade your reception area, you can also have a snack and drink station.
Consider the Franchising Route
Investing in a reputable beauty franchise can be a great way to start a new business, especially as a budding entrepreneur. When you join a franchise, you’re partnering with an established brand that has a tried-and-true business model and proven track record of success. You’ll have access to training and support from industry experts who are committed to helping you through the building, opening, and growth of your business.
Plus, established franchise brands tend to have national name recognition. Through continuous marketing and advertising efforts, a highly regarded franchisor will put a lot of resources into increasing their brand awareness – which will directly help your location.
With a franchise, you don’t even have to think about the services you’ll offer. Your franchisor will already have a set menu of services that your location will provide. They’ll even train your staff so they can adhere to all brand standards. At Uni K Wax, we offer 160 head-to-toe waxing services. Additionally, all of our waxers attend Uni K University where they learn how to prepare our proprietary wax for each client, our special waxing technique, and our aftercare retail products.
Franchise with Uni K Wax
Our brand got its start in 1993 when our founder and CEO, Noemi Grupenmager, decided to revolutionize the waxing industry. Unimpressed by the waxing services she’d received previously, she was determined to take waxing from being a back-of-salon, add-on service, to the main offering in her studio. She opened the first Uni K Wax location in South Beach, and the rest is history.
Today, our brand has locations all up and down the East Coast and Texas, with plenty of room to grow. With the beauty industry proving to be recession proof, now is a great time to consider investing in a waxing franchise.
Interested franchisees should have a net worth of $300,000 and at least $70,000 in liquid assets. Our startup costs range from $349,050 to $575,975, which includes our franchise fee of $40,000.*
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