“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
This quote has resonated with me all throughout my lash extensions journey. I have been in the eyelash extensions business for quite some time and I still remember vividly how I started and everything hardship, struggle, and successes in between.
You may have seen a lot of women that are starting their own eyelash extensions business at home. A lot are actually doing it.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the concept of having a home salon; amazing benefits and some tips that could help if you ever decide to set-up your own lash extensions business right in the comfort of your home.
Now, let’s start with the nitty-gritty. The cost!
Cost is the #1 reason why entrepreneurs choose to operate in their homes.
Any budding entrepreneur would know this. If you want to save on rental costs and of course, increase your profits and lower your investment then a home set-up is ideal.
I suggest this arrangement especially to those who are just starting with their eyelash extensions business. Like any business mogul would say, test the area first. Is your location accessible to a wide variety of clientele? Can the business possibly survive in your area in the long run? Having a salon at your own home can give you that idea, that test run I should say, at a low cost.
Deciding to open up the business is one thing, executing the plan is another.
You need to decide on specific details for the structure and design. This is where the work begins. First, you need to have a sit down with your family and tell them about your plans; because basically, you are transforming your house into your office.
Then, you need to decide which part of the house you can have the welcome/reception/waiting area and then which room you’ll need to do the services. These decisions differ based on the structure, size, and layout of the house. If you have a spare room or a guest bedroom no one actually uses, then lucky for you. You can convert that and have your lash extensions supplies set up there. The living room is a great example of the waiting area. However way you want to layout your home salon, just make sure that you and your clients can find it comfortable, accessible and convenient.
The next thing you need to do is decorate.
Make sure that you are set up professionally. Even though you are just at home, you need to revamp your space. Decorate it as if it were the real deal. Invest in furniture; you can hang paintings, put up vases of flowers and offer complimentary cookies and tea for those who are in the waiting area. These may seem unimportant to you, but for your clients, it really makes a difference. Trust me.
Another important thing to remember is the legal documents.
It is different in every country and city. Do your research on permits needed for opening a business at home. Yes, these may seem tedious, it is actually, but it needs to be done. You have no other choice. These are the things in life where you just need to suck it up and get on with it.
These are all awesome tips to start your own eyelash extensions business at home. I hope it helps you one way or the other. And if you do decide to push through with it, here are some amazing salon set up style ideas that might rejuvenate your creative juices.
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