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  1. maccymoo

    COVID 19 for self employed

    Hi Guys, I’m wondering if anyone has found any information pertaining to the self employed that don’t have ratable value premises... for example mobile therapists, those like me that rent rooms... hairdressers renting chairs... I don’t think we qualify for the government grant, I think all we...
  2. J

    Starting mobile technician business

    Hello everyone, I’m due to start my mobile nail technician business next month and I was wondering what people’s set ups are. Do I need to buy a usb nail lamp and plug it into a portable charger? Or do people just plug their lamps into a wall? I also need advice on how to promote my business...
  3. S

    Pedicure education?

    Hello salon geek members I'm Sara and only just found this forum and so far I see so many of you supporting one and other and giving great advice which I think is just amazing. So I thought i would kindly see if I could ask for some feedback and any thoughts you may have on my idea? First of...
  4. Heffonikita

    Want to start a hair extension business, what to do?

    Going to keep this short, I have just turned 21 and have realized my time is waiting away from doing dead end jobs. Right now this is my situation, I work at 6am until 8am Monday to Friday cleaning a supermarket. I have never liked my jobs - ever, I am a positive person and I do try and make...
  5. L

    Mobile therapist tips

    Hey everyone! I’m quite new here and also new to the business aspect of things. I’m currently transitioning into aesthetics as a registered nurse and I have a few courses lined up (dermaplaning and microdermabrasion). I plan to do mobile services for my clients and I’m based in Kent but not to...
  6. E

    Starting a new business

    Hi, I am looking to start my own business I was looking for some tips and requirements. I have a small room set up and I have just qualified in level 2 beauty and moving to level 3 soon. I also do gel polish, tanning, lash extension and bridal make up. I wanted to know what else I need, for...
  7. S

    Do I need LVL certificate?

    Hi I am level 3 beauty trained and have my own room, I want to offer lvl lash lifts. I have been told I don’t need to do the course to be insured as long as I’m level 3 trained and can do tinting/lash perming. Does anyone know if this is true? Or do I have to do the course. Sarah
  8. jen1989cuttie

    Training & invalidating insurance

    Sorry I wasn’t sure where to post this but I was wondering if someone could help me! I went in a course that has been misrepresented and I was also taught things that could invalid my insurance. I was wondering if there is a law against that and what would it be under? I know the...
  9. M

    Best ways of promoting new business

    Hi, I have recently begun my own hair extension company, and as far as customers go, I just use my friends and their reccomendations at the moment, I use instagram but how to get customers attention, is what I really need help with. Has anyone got any tips for promoting?
  10. B

    Pop up massage shop?

    Hello everyone. I’m just starting out my own business in beauty and massage. I’m thinking of ways to promote myself. I thought pop up stations in work offices or even gyms could be a good idea where I could offer my massage services and taster services to promote myself and get my name out. How...
  11. V

    Training costs?

    Hi I am looking for Key information or if anyone knows where is best to get a 'Training cost' agreement./contract ? Training cost …. for the employer (myself) to have an agreement for an employee who is going on a hairdressing course that myself/business has paid for. I've seen a few that...
  12. JustStef2016

    Nothing is working

    Hello this isn’t a negative post just looking for support if that’s okay please . I started my training as a Mua & beauty level 2 therapist in 2015 finished 2016. During the time I of course practiced a lot and after the course . I fell ill in pregnancy 2016 it was difficult for me to do clients...
  13. L

    First ever client next week, any top tips for lash lifting?

    Evening all! I have just (yesterday) finished my training in LVL and have my first client next week. I have no previous beauty experience so know the basics of what I've been taught. Does anyone have any top tips for lifting or for becoming a self employed business lady. I am so worried...
  14. H

    How did you set up your business?

    I would love to hear everyone's story of how they set up their beauty business!! I am currently employed and have experience behind me and wanting to set up on my own. I don't know if to set up doing mobile or from home (just be from my lounge so not professional) to gain some clients before...
  15. B

    Help? Going mobile

    Hi I’ve been working in salons since qualifying in 2007 and I’m finally wanting to go self employed as a mobile stylist. Does anyone have any tips on transitioning from salon to mobile and anyrhing you found you had to do to start up? How do people with children find the hours, do you have set...
  16. H

    Are discount sites like Treatwell ruining our business?

    I just wanted to get an idea of what others thought about discount sites such as Treatwell/ Groupon. Treatwell has recently put up their commission to 35%. Therefore, the time someone has a last minute discount plus that commission and post VAT we are getting barely anything for our services...