Practical Steps to becoming a Solo Esthetician

So you’re thinking of becoming a Solo Esthetician

Establishing your own business can be quite the undertaking - but I find that it is so rewarding!

If you’d like to hear me speak about my experiences, I have a few YouTube videos where I talk a lot about my journey and the steps I took to get there.

“How I became a Solo Esthetician And Opened my Own Esthetics Studio”

& “Practical Steps to Opening your own Solo Esthetician Studio”

But darlings here is a written list, because LAWD knows I need to read things and have a list to go off of, or else I will forget EVERYTHING.

And YES there are affiliate links!

Practical steps that I took to start my own Solo Esthetician business!


  • Established and LLC (Limited Liability Corporation)

  • Registered a Tax ID

  • Established financing with a bank

  • Applied for an Establishment License, and scheduled/waited for the inspection

  • Insurance (Business Liability, Professional Liability, General Liability, Renter’s Insurance)

  • Booking Software! (Vagaro!)

  • Accouting Software (Quickbooks!)

  • Job Supplies (Wax, sticks, trash bags, alcohol, EPA Registered disinfectant, oil, gloves, etc)

  • Products to use &/or Retail (LimeLife by Alcone)

  • Furniture (Esthetics table, linen cabinet, trash can, comfy seat, stool, fan, shelves, lamps)

  • Technology (New laptop, camera, bluetooth speakers, ring light, facial machines)

  • Decor (artwork, pillows, rugs, candles)


“Soft” Assets

  • Business Coaching (Maria Wendt!)

  • Business Brand (logo, colors, etc)

  • Email address, website, phone number

  • Social Media Accounts

  • Network


Handy Skills

  • Decision to make it work!

  • Resilience for when things don’t go according to plan

  • Customer service skills

  • Networking Skills

  • Abundance Mindset

  • Photography Skills

  • Strong social media presence

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