Costs to Consider When Starting a Microblading Business
Thinking of starting up your own microblading business but not sure where to start? It’s an exciting venture and with technicians charging anything from £200 to £600, it’s a great business to be in! Like any business however, there are certain costs you need to consider when starting up and regular running costs which are important to be aware of before jumping in. We have outlined some of the costs involved in starting a microblading business here to give you a better idea of what is involved.
The first cost you need to consider is the cost to train yourself and/or staff in microblading. This can be expensive with prices starting from around £1,500 - £2,000 +. However, learning your craft from a reputable training company will allow you to learn from the best and will mean you can carry out treatments to a high standard and make your investment back very quickly.
Materials & Equipment
Like any business you will have costs of materials and accessories you will require to carry out microblading treatments. The most important of these will be blades. The better quality of blades you use, the higher the standard of treatment you will be able to carry out. You will also require ink pigment. Make sure you have multiple colour sets to match different skin tones. It is important to invest in high quality pigment which will prolong the longevity of the brow. Other equipment you require will include a bed, measuring tools (like callipers & rulers), a pen holder, sterile kits and aftercare products for clients.
Costs of marketing your microblading business can vary especially as your business grows. Initial costs may include logo design & branding, marketing materials (loyalty/business cards & pricelists) and advertising (online & print). You can however do this on a budget - social media is such a powerful tool to reach local markets and costs nothing!
Some microblading business owners start their business from home which is a great idea but others may rent a room in a salon or actual premises. Costs to consider include rent, rates (electricity, council tax) and costs to decorate your space.
You will also require insurance for your microblading business with at least public liability, products liability, financial loss, and treatment risk cover. There are many companies who provide insurance tailored specifically for microblading professionals.
Other costs to consider when starting a microblading business may include uniform, costs for software (e.g. an online booking system), a website, card payment machines (e.g. Zettle & PayUp) and outsourcing of services such as bookkeeping & social media.
Starting a microblading business is a great idea and can be a lucrative venture but it is important to be aware of and stay on top of costs in order to run a successful and profitable business. With everyone in search of the perfect brow however, there has never been a better time to start a microblading business!
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