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    Default Beauty therapy salon

    I'm studying beauty therapy and I'm working on setting a little salon at home.

    So I'm after some do and donts advice. Some good tips? Legal advice?

    Any advice/feedback anything would be great

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    Subscribing, I am looking into getting my certificates while my kids are at home and doing this once they start school

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    I'm not my diploma in BT too!

    Anyway, I do know that you've really got to get permission from the council to work out of your home though... I did a nail tech course years ago, and my teacher said that she's set up a great home salon... and THEN found out council wouldn't approve it, so she couldn't legally use it.

    Depending on where you live you may have to register for skin penetration services (which includes waxing).

    I really have no idea, but it might be wise to talk to your educators, or you should do a unit on running a salon at some stage, and that should help. Also remember you can't do these things for a fee until you're qualified to do them. I'm a week or so off of being marked competetant for waxing, tinting, manis and pedis and facials... so once that's done, I'd legally be able to perform though and charge for it (if I had an ABN of course)... but not until that point.

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    I didn't set up a beauty salon at home, but I did set up a remedial therapy clinic at home ... so maybe able to help a little.

    Google Smart License (for Qld) and enter all your details (as in type of business etc) and it will give you an idea of permits etc you may need.

    In the location I was in I didn't need to have neighbours permission or a council inspection/permit, but my sister who was in Ipswich did. Though there was strict guidelines on the hours I could operate, signage allowable, number of staff I could have working there and max number of clients who could be on the premises at once.

    Check out your home and contents insurances, the company I was stated that claims would be voided if you worked from home. I changed companies, provided copies of my public liability insurance for the business and there was no worries about coverage then.

    Shop around for your public liability insurance, ask your professional association who they recommend as the prices vary dramatically.

    Do you have a separate entrance for the business? Or will people have to go through your home? If people are going through your home, are you comfortable/feel safe with that?

    Remember if you are working from home your home is then the 'face' or first impression a customer will get of your business. You will be judged from that first impression, not as in a big/new home, but if it isn't neat/clean/tidy out the front ... People will wonder how clean is the treatment room that isn't on show for the public .... iykwim.

    I'm sure I'll think of more later ... Good luck with your new venture!

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    Thanks for your tips.
    Yes I have a separate entrance.
    I looked at the smart license. I was going to play music and apparently you need a license for that.
    I will ring my council and suss it all out

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    Watching this I am very keen to do similar.

    My 5th bedroom is off my foyer so people wouldn't see my house so I thought it would be perfect to turn it into a salon!


 

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