Pros And Cons Of Being A Mobile Beauty Therapist
If you’re a beauty therapist you’ll have to decide whether you want to work from a salon environment or be a mobile beautician. Both of these options have their good and bad points.
So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of being a mobile beauty therapist.
- You have no overhead costs of renting a space in a salon or owning your own premise, this removes one of the biggest costs for a beautician
- This means you’ll also be in different places everyday which means no day is the same
- It also means you’re not limited to salon days and hours; you can work whatever days and hours you like
- Your client base is much wider, as you can cater to those who do not have the time or ability to come into a salon, such as those who work from home, don’t have transport, are stay at home parents or are housebound
- You will probably have fewer no-shows because clients are less likely to cancel because you’re coming to their home
- You’ll have a lot of equipment to carry around, you’ll also need enough space in your car too
- And also remember that your clients are in different places, so you need to factor in travel time and traffic to your day
- The space you’re working in won’t be geared up for carrying out treatments, so you may need to take extension loads or a foldaway chair or bed
- You’ll also have to add set up and clean up time into your appointments
- You won’t have the support and backing of a beauty salon for marketing or extra clients
So if you're considering becoming a mobile beauty therapist, consider each of these points.
And remember to make sure you’re accredited too! Join IPHM Beauty and become an accredited professional beautician.
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