According to reports, semi-permanent brows or microblading would make you the most money on average in the beauty industry. Considering the amount that a client is willing to spend for one session and the number of hours to complete the job (two hours on average), it entails that an artist earns $125 to $500 an hour, and this translates to around $187,200 to $624,000 a year.

And even if you deduct overhead and running expenses from the annual earnings, it would still yield a 6-figure income. Microblading is a highly-profitable business. From a business point of view, what makes this beauty treatment such a good career opportunity is the fact that the demand exceeds the supply, so with a good business plan and a lot of hard work, constant evolving and dedication, each newly trained artist can succeed.

Anybody who’s eager to put an effort into learning the skill can get training and become a microblading artist, regardless of your original profession or education. Note that starting any business from scratch requires an initial investment, but with microblading, it is relatively small and pays off. It also means paying for a quality training course at a certified academy or trainer.

The average price of a live training course is around $3000. There are also online courses priced at around $1600. With the current price of a microblading session at anywhere from $400 to $1000, this investment can be reimbursed within a few work days.

If you’re crafty and imaginative with regular makeup, there’s good chance you’ll be just as handy with the permanent and semi-permanent kind. You will also have the freedom to decide how much time you want to devote to this business and grow from there.

Just like makeup artists or hairdressers, microblading artists can decide whether they want to work 9-to-5 at a salon (perhaps even their own), part-time after school, on the weekends from home, or on demand from time to time.

Microblading can be a full time job, or an avenue to cash in your free time and earn something on the side, making it very inclusive. It’s a wonderful opportunity for high-school or college students who can always squeeze in a session after class.

The flexibility this business idea allows makes it especially convenient for stay-at-home moms, as microblading only requires quality products to work with and a bit of passion. Since the result of microblading lasts a long but limited time (brows need refreshing after approximately two years), each satisfied pair of brows is a returning client. The effort you put in each session is an investment into the future.

5 Beauty Treatment Services That Make the Most Money

Conventional businesses such as hair and makeup salons have been around forever and although their popularity is in no way declining, the industry is steadily evolving and new, more lucrative professions are emerging. Aside semi-permanent brows or microblading, which is the most profitable in the industry currently; here are other top money makers in the beauty treatment industry.

  1. Natural Cosmetics

With everything going on with the environment right now, more and more people are going off conventional cosmetics made with chemicals and artificial ingredients. According to reports, organic skin and makeup brands have been indeed very lucrative lately, so both production (which, of course, requires prior education in chemistry) and distribution of organic cosmetics is very profitable.

However, note that both of these require significant initial investments, but the potential earnings are enormous. Some of the most popular natural products are face creams, body lotions and hair care products, as well as handmade soap bars and bath bombs. Customers are beginning to pay more attention to ingredients and appreciate transparency from brands. Honest, ethically made and vegan-friendly products are sure to become best sellers.

  1. Male Grooming

In this current age, the social stigma against men taking care of their looks has been abolished, and this simply means men are more eager than ever to spend time and money on appearance. It also entails that the beauty industry is now open to everyone.

Young people, millennial in particular, have brought back some long forgotten beauty trends. Beards have been trendy for a few years now, but more and more men are beginning to appreciate professional grooming and are eager to spend large sums of money on facial hair styling and beard care products such as oils, beard balms, and even beard shampoo.

In addition, hot shaving, which includes the traditional technique of using hot towels, is the most sought after male grooming service. As hair removal inevitably causes damage to the skin, revitalizing skin treatments, treatments against ingrown hairs and facial massages are also becoming very popular.

Howbeit, none of these procedures is particularly innovative. They are very basic and easy to learn, but they are now marketed at a younger generation free of stereotypes, which makes male grooming an ideal start-up idea for young entrepreneurs.

  1. Nail Art

We all agree that nail salons are nothing new, and a good number of salons only offer basic manicures and gel nail polishes. But in order to make the big bucks, you will have to stand out by offering a wide range of nail art. Note that it may seem that your town is flooded with nail salons, but clients are not settling for anything short of perfection anymore.

With a bit of effort, you’ll be earning plenty. Also note that nail trends change often, so artists are expected to keep up. For instance, tie dye was the biggest nail trend of 2019/2020.

Getting hold of the basics such as gel polish and acrylic nails only takes a short course, which leaves the technician with plenty of time to learn all the innovative techniques and perfect their nail art. Howbeit, the aim is to master as many different styles as possible so that each and every customer gets exactly what they want. This way, you’ll quickly make a name for yourself and outdo your competition.

  1. Eyelash Extensions

Silk lashes have been extensively popular since last year, and judging by the latest makeup trends, they’ll be sticking around. This procedure more or less means gluing an artificial hair onto a natural eyelash hair, which stays on for the whole growth cycle of eyelashes. As the cycle last about two weeks, it also entails that you’ll have returning customers.

However, to become a certified lash tech, all you need is to pass a short training course. A session might cost around $18-$25 depending on the type of hairs used. Just like microblading, you can start from home and work your way to your own salon.

Ajaero Tony Martins