If you love pampering others and want to run your own business, a career in beauty therapy may be the answer.

There are great possibilities for self-employment in the beauty therapy industry as many women, in particular, see treatments such as a manicure, facial or massage as an affordable luxury.

Beauty therapists offer services that people, especially women, are always seeking. As a result, they are always in demand. The health and wellness industry is also booming and there is an increasing interest in treatments such as aromatherapy and reflexology.

Various treatments or therapies

You can choose to offer specific treatments or you can become an expert in particular therapies. You can also build up what you offer – starting with basic services, such as waxing and lash extensions, and study further while you work to be able to increase your services.

There are always opportunities in the beauty industry to study further, learn about new products and treatments and diversify your skills.

You may choose to focus your business on a service such as make-up artistry, which can lend itself particularly to working over weekends for weddings, functions and other special occasions.

Opportunities to work from home

With the right space in your house and an accessible location, you can set up provide beauty treatments from home, which can be convenient and enable you to achieve some work-life balance.

A home-based salon can also be particularly attractive to some clientele such as new mums, or mums with young children, and can convey a personalised approach. An alternative to working from home may be to offer mobile services, depending on the treatments and therapies that you offer.


Any business is dependent on hard work, but you may want to be flexible with your work. For example, you may only want to work certain days, or specific hours. You may want to build up your beauty therapy business, while still doing another job or have time set aside for studying or caring for your children. If you work for yourself you can choose those days and times. You can be more flexible without necessarily having a business that is required to be open during traditional business hours.

Interacting with people

Running a beauty therapy business gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with different and interesting people throughout your working hours. Many beauty therapists build their business through word of mouth referrals that come about as a result of being professional in the services they offer, and communicating well with their clients. Running your own business will reap rewards as you can build it by growing a satisfied customer base.

There are many opportunities to study Beauty Therapy and set up your own business – or work for someone else.

Have you recently gone into Beauty Therapy, do you have any tips to share? Please comment below.

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  • I’d have to touch people. Not for me.


  • you could even rent out space at a hairdressers which will help to boost your clientele


  • This would be a great career. I would want to be the one getting the treatments though lol


  • Great points I hadn’t considered. Very interesting!


  • I have always been interested in learning massage :)


  • It’s so true that there is always demand in the beauty field. I recently jumps in Instagram and the amount of home based beauty therapists abd services available is huge.


  • Great idea for a new business as there will always be demand for it!


  • I have started to look into this field. Thank you for the info!


  • Thank you for sharing!!!


  • Thanks for the article, good food for thought and it is a booming industry. Everyone seems to love pampering.


  • yes it is a good business where you can travel with it too.


  • Thanks for the article some good ideas to work with here.


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