How To Start a Waxing Business

How To Start a Waxing Business

Posted by Diana K. & Ben G. on Feb 3rd 2023


Waxing is a popular and rapidly expanding industry, with new waxing salons opening on a daily basis. This guide is for you if you want to open your own waxing studio. We will cover everything you need to know about starting a business, from writing a business plan to marketing your studio.

However, starting a waxing business is not as simple as just applying and pulling wax. You need to plan, organize, and execute your business with precision to be successful. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you get started: IMPORTANT TO NOTE: You must have a license to perform waxing services. Look into esthetic licenses in your area.

One of the most important steps in starting a business is developing a business plan. To increase your chances of success, you must plan your business ahead of time. You should outline all of your company's details in your business plan, including:

- Whether you want to work alone or with a group of studios,
- The products you intend to sell
- Your intended demographic
- Outside of waxing, what services do you want to provide?
- Your business structure (e.g., LLC, Sole Proprietor)

As you write your business plan, make sure that your company is properly set up. This includes obtaining commercial insurance and opening a bank account.

There are a number of crucial elements to take into consideration when deciding where to locate your waxing business. Accessibility is essential, so you should pick a site that is simple for your clients to get to. This necessitates taking into account elements like accessibility to public transportation and parking. Competition is a crucial additional consideration. To avoid direct rivalry and draw customers looking for alternatives, you should select a site that is not too close to other comparable businesses.

Consider locating your business in a high-traffic area like a shopping center or busy street because local foot traffic is also vital. Additionally important are your customers' comfort and safety, so search for a place in a clean and secure area. When it comes to the actual place, decide if you want to buy or rent the location, and make sure it has adequate room for your supplies and equipment as well as a welcoming setting for your customers.

One of the most exciting aspects of starting a business is creating your brand. Color palettes, logo design, studio decoration, and furniture selection are all part of the process. Beginner entrepreneurs frequently underestimate the importance of branding, which includes everything from your appearance to the furniture in your studio. To begin, create the following items with your ideal branding in mind:

- Company cards
- Menus for services
- Brochures Flyers
- Logo
- Signage

Ensure that all of your branding materials are consistent in their representation of your brand.

You must first obtain a salon license before you can begin providing waxing services. To learn more about the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining a license, contact your state board. Because each state has its own set of rules and regulations, it is critical to seek guidance from your state board.

Ordering supplies is often one of the most fun and challenging experiences in this process. There are a few things you can do to make it easier on yourself.

Research suppliers: Research different suppliers to find the best prices and quality of products. Look for vendors who provide a variety of goods at reasonable costs with top-notch customer support.

List everything: Make a list of every item you require, such as medications, writing instruments, printer paper, materials for maintaining good hygiene, and other necessities. This will let you compare prices and goods from various providers and guarantee that nothing is forgotten.

Compare prices: To get the greatest offers and choose wisely, compare the costs and the caliber of the products offered by various providers. To save money on supplies over time, think about ordering in larger quantities.

Verify delivery schedules: Be sure to look up delivery schedules and pick a provider who can deliver your items on time. This is particularly crucial if you have a hectic schedule and require supplies right away.

Maintain an inventory: Maintain an accurate supply list and do routine level checks. You can prevent running out of supplies and make sure you always have what you need on hand by doing this.

Maintain a budget for materials and keep track of your spending: Make sure to set aside adequate money for supplies, and keep your spending in check.

Reevaluate: To make sure you're obtaining the best quality and price, periodically review your suppliers and items. If you discover cheaper prices or higher-quality products elsewhere, think about switching suppliers.

One of the most important steps in luring and keeping customers is marketing your company. Here are some strategies for successfully marketing your waxing company:

1. Social media marketing: Use well-known social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to promote your business, engage with potential clients, and provide exclusive deals and promotions.

2. Digital marketing: To reach a larger audience and increase website traffic, think about investing in online advertising like Google AdWords or Facebook Ads.

3. Search engine optimization (SEO): Make your website search engine friendly to increase organic traffic and visibility. To improve your website's search engine rating, use pertinent keywords, add excellent content, and create backlinks.

4. Media relations: To have your company highlighted and acquire visibility, get in touch with local media outlets like newspapers, magazines, and blogs. To develop relationships with potential clients, you can also take part in community activities and support regional issues.

5. Referral program: Provide a reward or incentive to happy consumers who recommend your company to their friends and family. Customers who are happy with your products or services might serve as your finest brand ambassadors.

6. In-store promotions: Provide special deals and promotions to attract new customers and keep existing ones returning. To reward your customers and foster their loyalty, take into account providing discounts, package deals, and loyalty programs.

7. Signs: Spend money on eye-catching signage to advertise and draw attention to your company. Think about putting up banners, posters, and window graphics to promote your waxing salon.


To summarize, starting a waxing business can be a rewarding and profitable endeavor, but it takes careful planning, hard work, and dedication. To ensure success, every step of the process must be carefully thought out and executed, from creating a comprehensive business plan and finding the right location to designing your brand, obtaining a salon license, ordering supplies, and promoting your business.

With the right mindset and approach, however, you can build a thriving business that meets the growing demand for hair removal services. Keep in mind that the beauty industry is constantly changing, and it's critical to stay current on trends and advancements in order to provide the best services to your clients. Best wishes on your path to becoming a successful waxing business owner!



Diana is the CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Wax Company. She formulated our depilatory wax and skin care line.

Benjamin is the CFO and Co-Founder of Honeycomb Wax Company. Along with Rand, he has managed our marketing strategy.