All Beauty Therapists Are Self Employed


The next two months are interesting in beauty (in my experience). The summer has gone, people start to hibernate at home and clients start to thin out throughout the week.

Perhaps you’ve noticed it in your salon? Perhaps you work in a busy hotel spa and it doesn’t apply right now. But, the fact is, every salon and spa goes through busy periods and quieter periods – it’s natural.

As a beauty therapist, the last thing you want is to be standing around all day; or, even worse, be on one of those horrid zero-hour contracts where your employer simply sends you home.

That’s why, you need to change your mind-set

Your day – and how busy you are – is down to you.

I obviously can’t speak for every salon and every beauty therapist when I say that, but if you are anyway in a position to manage your column, make a simple choice…

Take Control and Take Responsibility

No excuses are necessary, they simple don’t help. It’s down to you to make sure you work on improving your re-bookings and experimenting at improving your sales techniques.

In our salons, we have some beauty therapists that are busier than others 52 weeks of the year. Are they better therapists? I don’t know. Do they work hard on making sure they offer great customer service and experiment with the way they talk to clients (including asking for sales/re-bookings)…. YES!


I’m not so stupid to think that all salon owners are great. Perhaps your boss actually makes things worse, no matter what you do. In that case, you may need to move salons, because that will NEVER change.

That said, the easiest thing in the world, is to sit in the staff room and moan about how quiet the salon is. We can all do that. Alternatively, if you REALLY want things to improve there is only one person who will make it happen… And you’ll find them in the mirror.

Photo Credit: Sebastian Wiertz


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Working in Hampshire (UK), I have a beauty business with four salons. I'm the guy that sits in the office doing marketing and numbers. My experiences are based on these skills.

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