How to start a hair extension business

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Hair can make or break our day. With hairstyles and trends being one of the most predominant beauty sectors in the world, it is no wonder that hair stylist have become in such high demand.

Hair extensions are an excellent way to boost your hair – and confidence! With endless styling possibilities, there is a call for creative-minded professionals to do the do!

Freelancing has become especially popular since the 2020 pandemic, allowing for greater flexibility in working and control over your own business.

Thinking of starting up your own hair extension business? We’ve got you!

In this blog we are going to take a closer look at how to become a hair extension specialist in Australia, the ins and outs of setting up a hair extension business, as well as details on a hair extension specialist salary.

Is a hair extension business a good business to start?

Well, we sure think so!

Not only is having your own business an excellent way to become more independent in your work, allowing you to work hours that suit your schedule, you can also tailor your business to fill gaps in the beauty market.

Hair extensions have become extremely popular, and with so many different types and styles to choose from, there is something for everyone. Extensions create a fuller, more bountiful head of locks, and so knowing how to expertly attach extensions will keep you in work for a good long while.

How much does it cost to start a hair extension business?

The main cost of a business start up will be the equipment. Ensuring you have all the right tools as well as a wide range of extensions for clients to choose from will likely clear your pockets out a little in the early days. 

Buying from a wholesaler is always an excellent way to save a little as a business owner, and buying in bulk can help with budgeting – just to be sure to keep an eye on product expiry dates!

And remember, as a self-employed person, you can set your own rates! You are in charge of how much you charge for your services, and so with a solid business plan you can ensure that your gains are greater than your losses.

Can I start it from my house?

Absolutely you can! 

Starting a business from home is a very common way of saving on studio hire charges until you become more established.

What do I need to start a hair extension business?

When creating your own hair extensions business, there are few things you will need to get started:

The knowledge

Having extensive knowledge of hair extensions and how to attach and style them is step number one.

The tools

An artist needs their tools – they also need to know how to weild them!

The business skills

Being sure to make a solid business plan, as well as having the ability to keep up with appointments, stock check and other admin is a vital part of owning your own business.

The people skills

The thing that will build your client base – building a reputation by being a professional presence who listens to their clients and delivers top quality results will shoot you to the top of the success ladder.

Is a hair extension business profitable?

If you are willing to put in the hard work, then absolutely it is! 

With a solid business plan, hard work and a dedication to building relationships with people through your craft, you will be doing everything in your power to build a successful and fruitful business.

Steps to start a your own hair extension business

Step 1: Education is key

Training is key for business success, and it just so happens we have just the thing. Out comprehensive Certificate in Hair Extensions is completely online, allowing you to work around your schedule whilst buying your beauty empire.

Step 2: Practice practice practice

Practice makes perfect, as they say. The more you work on your craft the better and more efficient you will become at delivering excellent services that will reward you with 5 star reviews.

Step 3: Find a niche and build your brand

One of the most effective things you can do for your business is to find a niche; build a brand that sets you apart from others in the business.

Step 4: Get your ducks in a row

Ensure you have all your tools at the ready – from literal hair tools to a solid business plan, admin and workspace.

Step 5: Promote yourself

Now you have the practicalities in order, it’s time to get the word out there! Whether you are an online whiz or prefer good old word-of-mouth recommendations, it is vital to get word out that you are here and ready to style some hair!

Step 6: Keep going

And so it begins! Be open to learning, to trying new things and to continuing your vision and passion for what you do.

But how do I promote my hair extension business?

Word of mouth

Possibly the most powerful way to build a reputation, word of mouth from clients is an extremely powerful tool when it comes to building your own business.

Social media

Ah, our old friend social media – say what you want about it but it is an excellent tool for self-promotion.

Creating partnerships with other types of beauty therapists

We are stronger together – working to build relationships with other beauty businesses, particularly collaborations or partnerships, can seriously boost your business.

Start Learning Today

We offer a Certificate in Hair Extensions with endless benefits – our 24/7 online learning system allows you the flexibility to work your studies around your schedule, and get to grips with your craft from the comfort of your own home. We’ll even send you your own custom-made kit with everything you will need to get started.

Our hair extension course will teach you the fundamental theoretical and practical skills that you will need in order to deliver high-quality, personalised services as a hair extension technician. You will master the different hair extension installation methods, as well as be equipped with essential hair extension aftercare and maintenance knowledge.

Turn your flair for hair into a career with Australian Beauty School.

Does becoming a beauty boss sound exciting to you? Take the first step and get your course brochure today!

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