The beauty industry is huge, and if you have an interest or passion there’s so much opportunity. There are a lot of career paths you can take and hundreds of courses to help get you there. But whatever you choose to do, some form of training will be essential.
Often you know you have a passion for beauty, but are not clear what to train in, and ultimately what course to do.
Maybe you know you want to get into permanent makeup, but you are not sure on the right path to take:
What do you want to achieve?
Are you looking for stable full-time employment or supplementary part-time income? Are you looking to gain new additional skills to offer more services than you do now – if so what would be the most in-demand and easy to access service you could train in?
Perhaps you want to start a new business offering beauty services – in which case what is it people are looking for, and can you access these people?
It’s important to consider what you are ultimately trying to achieve and what course will help you get there.
What are the trends right now?
It might be worth considering what is hot now, and what fewer therapists are already doing. Microblading, for instance, is a fast-growing semi-permanent treatment for eyebrows. It doesn’t take long to get started and it can make you good money. If you are thinking about opening a mobile or home business, training in beauty treatments that are in demand, but less people specialise, this can be a good way to stand out and get clients. It can also be a great way to stand out to potential employers, adding a very useful “string to your bow”.
How soon do you want to get started?
A lot of beauty courses can be completed within a few days, however, some can take longer depending on the complexity involved and the level you are training at. If you are starting from scratch, what is the minimum level of training you need to secure employment or start working with private clients? An employer is more likely to have higher demands when it comes to the training you have received, whereas private business customers care more that you are competent enough to provide the treatment they’re paying for.
Carefully consider the course material and what you are set to gain as a result. Are some techniques only offered in a higher-level course, how much difference would those techniques make to the job you do now?
What are the upfront costs?
Different courses and training levels come with their own associated costs. If you plan to go into business, perhaps offering mobile or home treatments, then there is also the equipment and material costs to consider. It really comes down to how much you are prepared to invest, and how much you need to invest to get started. It’s perfectly feasible to start a mobile nail business with a small amount of funds for instance. Then you should consider how much you can charge or make back from the training. Micropigmentation, for instance, is a premium beauty treatment which costs several hundred pounds on average, meaning it would take only a few clients to make your money back from the course fees.
If you have a general passion for beauty, it may be that there are several treatments you are interested in providing, which gives you more options on which courses to start; then you may decide to train in something different later on. TNB Skills Training has numerous small, affordable courses that you can enrol in and increase your income prospects so take a look at the range of training courses we have to offer and get started right away.