An eyelash business may seem like it might be a stress-free experience that could be a fun career path. Running a business in the beauty industry, especially a lash artistry business can be just as overwhelming and expensive as any other business. If you are serious about starting in this business here are some top realities you should consider.
You Need Some Business Sense
In order to have success in the industry as a lash artist, you need to acquire some business knowledge. Speak to other lash artists, salon owners, and business owners to learn more about how you could be more successful with your own business. Mistakes can happen, and any business advice that you can gather could help you prevent them.
There Are Startup Costs
There are costs for adhesives, space, chairs, tools, and more. Your location is often one of the largest costs associated with your business. Most lash artists end up having to pay upfront for their rent on a space or rent salon space from an owner. Making sure that you can earn enough to cover your rental space can grow stressful when you have to pay the costs upfront.
It’s A Service-Based Business
You have to overdeliver often as a lash artist. As a service-based business, lash artists are often heavily dependent on reviews. Having one for customer review online can quickly lead to a slow spot in your business. A series of excellent reviews or special pricing promotions could also have your clients always wanting more. Word-of-mouth and online reviews make it tough to run a service-based business and this will be a constant with your lash business as well.
Consider some of these top factors if you are thinking about getting into the lash artistry business. Don’t let some of these realities scare you away from the job. Being in the lash industry can still be extremely rewarding!
This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers eyelash extension in Tampa. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!