To start a beauty school, go through the necessary training, research on the requirements and apply for a license. Successful beauty school owners are motivated, have a desire to succeed and have gone through the right training.
Enroll to an accredited cosmetology school to obtain a cosmetology certificate and instructor certificate. The training helps to gain technical knowledge of the industry, which comes in handy when running the business. The experience also helps to create a conducive learning and working environment for students, staff and faculty. Beauty school owners who intend to teach classes must have a professional cosmetology license.
Next, find out the state requirements for starting a cosmetology school. Most states have strict requirements for square footage and lavatory access. The building should also be able to handle the demands of a cosmetology school, especially where the plumbing is concerned.
Secure financing for the business venture. Possible sources include loans, donations from family and friends, and personal finances. A detailed business plan that includes an analysis of the competition, marketing strategy and financial requirements is more attractive to potential financiers.
Lastly, obtain a business license. The requirements to get one depend on the state, although common requirements include a detailed floor plan, bond money, sample enrollment agreement and a detailed breakdown of the coursework.