Purchase Of Equipment For A Home Based Beauty Business
Here is a list of products and equipment you will need if you plan to do facials for customers :
|Equipment||Approximate Salon Price|
|Facial couch with stool||RM 200|
|Facial steamer||RM 450|
|Facial trolley||RM 80|
|Facial sponge (a pair)||RM 3|
|Towels:One large and one medium for covering |
1 toweling blanket to cover customer
|Pimple extractor||RM 6|
|Brush for applying mask||RM 10|
|One bowl for rinsing facial sponge||RM 2|
|One bowl for mixing mask||RM 1.50|
|Ceramic containers for storing the different types of masks||RM 1.50|
You could cut down on the cost by turning your existing bed at home into a facial couch. You could also use a spare table at home to place your products, instead of getting a facial trolley.
If you decide to make house calls, you would then need to purchase a portable steamer which costs about RM70. You could save on equipment by using your customers’. For example their bowls and blankets.
Homebased businesses usually charge slightly lesser than beauty centers as the overhead expenses are less. Here’s what the average home-based business is charging:
|Services||Seremban||Kuala Lumpur||Johor Baru||Mentakab||Kuantan||Sabah|
|Facial treatment||RM 30 – |
|RM 45 |
|RM 50 – |
|RM 30 –|
|RM 30 – |
|RM 45 – |
You could charge higher for house calls as you have to take into account your travelling expenses and your time.
Waxing is usually done for the removal of hair from the legs, hands and underarms. Some customers do request for facial waxing. Try to discourage this and offer threading as an alternative. Waxing is “harsh” on the face and may cause the skin to sag faster than the usual stretching process of ageing. Should your customer insist on waxing, make sure she is aware of this.
Here’s a list of products and equipment you will need for waxing :
|Equipment||Approximate Salon Pricing|
|Wax Warmer||RM 400|
|Warm wax (800g)||RM 75|
|Surgical spirit for cleansing customer’s skin before waxing (2 litre)||RM 35|
|Calamine powder for dusting customer’s skin after cleansing||RM 7|
|Cotton cloth (1 metre)||RM 2.80|
Homebased waxing services in different places:
|RM 30||RM 30||RM 40||RM 30||RM 30||RM 30|
|Half leg waxing||RM 30||RM 35||RM 45||RM 30||RM 30||RM 35|
|Full leg waxing||RM 40||RM 45||RM 60||RM 40||RM 40||RM 45|
If you provide freelance services to your customers place, do not forget to take traveling charges into account.
Manicure, Pedicure And Threading Services
Here is a list of products and equipment you will need if you plan to provide your customers with the above services:
|Equipment||Approximate Salon Pricing|
|* Finger nail cutter||RM 10|
|Toe nail cutter||RM 15|
|Lotion to soften cuticle||RM 10|
|* Cuticle cutter||RM 35 – RM 150|
|* Nail file||RM 8|
|Orange stick for pushing in cuticle skin||RM 8|
|Hard skin scraper for feet||RM 15|
|One bowl for soaking hands||RM 2|
|Flat large square bowl for soaking feet||RM 20|
|Different colours of nail polish||RM 8 – RM 25|
|Good morning towels (1 dozen)||RM 22|
|Hand lotion (depending on brand)||RM 11 – RM 25|
Alternatively, you could also buy a good manicure set which contains the *products listed above and it should cost you anything from RM75 to RM200 depending on the quality. You can improvise on the lotion to soften the cuticle by diluting a small amount of hand lotion with rose water into a small plastic bottle. It works just as well as a cuticle remover.
Listed below is the average charges for the above homebased services :
|Manicure||RM 12||RM 15||RM 20||RM 12||RM 12||RM 15|
|Pedicure||RM 18||RM 25||RM 30||RM 18||RM 18||RM 25|
|Eyebrow Threading||RM 6||RM 10||RM 10||RM 6||RM 6||RM 10|
|Upper Lip Threading||RM 4||RM 5||RM 6||RM 4||RM 4||RM 5|
|Chin Threading||RM 4||RM 5||RM 6||RM 4||RM 4||RM 5|
|Full Face |
|RM 20||RM 30||RM 30||RM 15||RM 20||RM 30|
Again, do not forget to take into account your traveling expenses and the extra time taken should you decide to go freelance.
A vast range of product brands are available for facial treatments. You will need to scout around and decide what brand of products you want to use. One way of doing this would be by walking into salons and checking out which seems to be the most used product.
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