How To Start Your Own Make-up Business


Beauty therapy is all about making people feel good about themselves. If you’re the friend who needs to get to the party three hours early so you can do everyone’s makeup, helps your friends plucked their eyebrows or style up everyone hairs perfectly, then starting your very own beauty business should be on the cards.

With the growing demand for people who can provide beauty treatments through the roof, there’s plenty of opportunities to get your own make-up business growing fast and –here’s how.

#1 Get Qualified

The first thing you need to do is get qualified. Even if you’re self-taught in areas like make up, it’s important to get some credentials behind you if you want to turn your skills into a legit business.

Malswisse offers Malaysia SKM certificate ( Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) the only  local government certification that is recognized by industry in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan and Internationally.

Having SKM Certification is very important as it tells customers and your professional peers that you’re well-qualified, achieved the highest standards of education and credentialing in your field and that you take your career seriously.

Besides that it can help you find more jobs, advance in your career and add stability to your long-term employment prospects, you also need SKM Certificate when it comes to registering your Business License.

Learn more by clicking onto the picture below if you would like to know how you can get SKM Certificate in just 2 month’s time.

#2 Register Your Company

Even if you don’t have your own salon, it’s important to take note of all the legal stuff that comes with starting your own business.

You’ll need to understand the regulation on how to register your company, tax and licenses that you need to apply before you open your salon. 

For those having problem on setting up their salon may contact our Business Development Consultant, Mr.Francis at 0168881405 for advice and assistant.  

#3 Decide how you want to work

Once you’re qualified and have sorted all the legalities, you can start to figure out how you’re going to start your beauty makeup busines. Here’s the options you may consider :

  1. HOME OPERATOR – There’s heaps of people out there that set up salons in their own home which means you’re completely in charge of when you want to work.
  2. BRICK AND MORTAR – If you wish to start from small business, it is also possible to set up within an existing salon as your own business, or there’s option on locking down a location. Consider your niche when looking for a location. Should you be in a vibrant downtown setting or nestled in a suburban strip mall?
  3. MOBILE AND ONLINE – Mobile and online hubs will work for businesses like consulting or product distribution. You may not need a storefront, but will you need a storage unit or warehouse space?
  4. If you are combining any of the three location options, aim for presentation consistency. When a customer finds you online, they should be able to recognize your shop when they walk in or your vehicle when you drive by because your design scheme online is similar to in-person.

#4 Brand yourself as marketing

If you want to make this into a solid career, you need to build yourself a brand and use it to market your skills. Even if you’re providing treatments in your home, or are travelling to your clients rather than setting up your own salon, it’s still important to have a brand for yourself. You’ll want to have your own pricing list, brand name, logo, social channels (like Insta and Facebook) as well as a website so that you can set yourself apart from other beauty therapists.

Sounds difficult and not sure how to brand yourself ? Join us as BeautySpecialist Malaysia and let us guide you along the way. 

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