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- Becoming an entrepreneur in the beauty industry -

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When most of us think of entrepreneurs we think of the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs of Apple and Richard Branson, the brain child behind Virgin. But what do these people actually do that sets them apart from someone who just runs a business?

In most cases, they supply risk capital as a risk taker, and monitor and control the business activities whereas an entrepreneur is usually a sole proprietor, an individual who owns the majority of shares in an incorporated venture or a partner.

While this all sounds very complicated and serious, there are typical characteristics of an entrepreneur which can be applied to absolutely any industry including that of beauty.

  • Self-confidence- a belief in your own abilities and ideas will help you to achieve whatever you set your sights on, enjoying the rewards of self-built success.
  • Self-motivation and determination- the inner drive to keep striving for more, seeing things through to the end and reflecting on the choices and decisions made and their outcomes to make positive steps forward.
  • Showing initiative- when you possess a natural creative flair and a desire to succeed, the ideas you have for the business will be detailed and you will strive to achieve the objectives set to the best of your abilities.
  • Being inventive and possessing innovation- having the ability to generate ideas, either for new products, services or ways of applying them will help you to achieve the best business outcomes possible. Here’s to a fantastic new beauty venture utilising all of the skills you have learnt and continue to develop across time!
  • Analytical abilities- by being capable of researching and evaluating each aspect of your business means you will be in total control of how things progress and grow.
  • From development, through to production, finance, marketing and sales if you are involved in every area of the running of your business you will have a hand’s on approach which will pay dividends on the success of your venture.
  • Focused on results- a strong focus on results and the end goal ensures that the services you deliver within your salon and the products you showcase are the very best.
  • The combination of many of these skills and qualities, with the right support, ensures ideas do not just remain as dreams but become real, viable businesses. Whether you want to begin a career in the beauty industry or want to develop your skills, Beauty Courses 4U can help you achieve your dreams.

If you are thinking about launching your own business there are some things you definitely need to make sure you have a handle on.  Of course, anyone can start a business but it takes careful planning, accountability and passion to make your beauty business grow and to sustain that growth.

Here’s a quick check list to consider as you begin to plan your business:

Is this something you truly believe in? If so, go with your gut instinct, plan ahead, speak with other professionals and do lots of research before you take the plunge.

  • Use social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Google+ to test concepts and new audiences. It will be a great way to research ideas, gather information and make informed decisions.
  • Research the volume of people searching and willing to pay for the service you want to deliver. Think about how many people look for a salon in your area, want professional nail art completed, want to have their eyebrows threaded or tinted or enjoy the art of henna, for example. These people will potentially become your clients so think carefully at which niche you want to focus on.
  • Think about your branding. Brand essence is about how people feel about your enterprise so consider this carefully.
  • Listen carefully to customer feedback because without customers, you have absolutely nothing. Listen to what they want, need and are willing to pay for, all of these little details will help your new business venture grow and develop over time.

With all of the above in mind, investing time into proper planning is key to turning your dreams into reality. One thing to consider is that operating a start-up business isn’t just about working from home or for yourself, it is also about having the necessary management skills, technical skills, finance, industry expertise, and of course a long term vision to grow and succeed.

Just remember, every business has humble beginnings. It’s not about where you start. It’s where you end up.

Beauty Courses 4U are on hand to help you get to where you want to be, we have all the resources, expertise and knowledge to help turn your dreams into a reality so do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more. Why not take a look at the range of fantastic courses on offer by clicking on our Beauty Courses?

 

 

- Do you fancy a career in beauty? -

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There are few professions in the world that have evolved over the years at a speed matching that of the beauty industry. The industry has grown so quickly with new services being introduced every day that some find it hard to keep up.

For some it can make for providing an up to date offering difficult, however, it’s a challenge we love at Beauty Courses 4U, where we take pride in offering quality courses at affordable prices to individuals across the West Midlands and East Midlands as well as the whole of the UK, too.

We offer a fantastic flexible working approach

The beauty industry has oodles to offer in terms of career prospects over the course of your employment. There are lots of opportunities to find a niche that you love and become a specialist in that given area. Also, the industry provides people who have a desire for flexible working to consider working from home or opening up their own premises which means you can juggle work and family life in a realistic and achievable way. So why wait? We can help you achieve your dreams -get in touch today to find out more.

BC4U offers an array of course for those with a real passion for learning

At Beauty Courses 4U we teach a huge variety of courses and we welcome anyone who has a passion for the beauty industry and wants to develop their skills, both new and existing ones. We have experienced and qualified tutors who will help you along the way and encourage students to complete their portfolio’s to the highest possible standards.

As a beauty training academy we like to challenge students across the East Midlands, West Midlands and everyone in between to rediscover their own passion for learning by teaching using different methods to achieve the best possible results.

Want to become a beauty therapist?

For those who want to be a part of the beauty industry, you can now learn more skills, get practical experience and become a qualified beauty therapist quicker than you think! As long as you are prepared to put in hard work and practice, practice, practice, anything in life is achievable. We believe in your abilities so why not come and find out for yourself?

What type of skills will help you succeed in the beauty industry?

As our tutors are very experienced and skilled in the courses they deliver we know what traits people need to succeed in such a highly competitive industry. We would say that the most important factors are a friendly and welcoming manner coupled with the ability to put clients at ease.

Other traits include the ability to communicate well and listen to what the client wants and needs and deliver information in a clear and professional manner, stamina so you are able to keep up with the pace- many beauty treatments involve being on your feet for a lot of the day so bear this in mind as well as a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming- it’s important to practice what you preach as the old saying goes!

Furthermore, some basic knowledge of anatomy, human biology and chemistry would also prove useful as it will help you to understand procedures but this isn’t essential so panic not, an artistic flair for applying make-up, various treatments and nail art and finally, and most importantly, the determination to be the best you can as you want clients to come back to you again and again and these types of traits will help to make this part as simple as possible.

Of course, we are making no false promises to you about the industry. It’s very tough, but so satisfying to be able to pamper people and make them happy in the process because when you really think about it, there’s nothing more satisfying that a happy customer! Here at Beauty Courses 4U we would encourage you to follow your dream career and sign up for a course which will help you achieve this as we put you at the heart of everything we do.

 

 

- Who are BC4U, what can we offer YOU and why do so many students study with us? -

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  • We have a team of experienced, qualified, and dedicated tutors who are all based at perfectly situated locations throughout the UK. Covering the West Midlands and East Midlands area primarily but able to cover the entire country, BC4U are here to help students realise their dreams and develop their skills along the way!
  • All of our tutors have been hand selected due to their high levels of professionalism, knowledge of the industry and unquestionable competence in their chosen field.
  • We will provide you with all of the information, advice and resources to complete your chosen course with flying colours.
  • We will also give you advice on marketing, health and safety, how to handle clients professionally and how to develop your own personal skills and confidence.
  • Our inherent creativity, relaxed and welcoming approach and enthusiasm to delivering our ever growing range of courses has encouraged many students to return to us to learn more year upon year.
  • Our student’s progress through the courses means they are able to increase their CPC points, beginning to excel in their chosen field and in turn, becoming fantastic business people and demonstrating all of the skills needed to become excellent practitioners.
  • We boast a well established history of successfully trained students who are thrilled with the course syllabuses on offer, encouraging us to strive for more for all of our students, whatever their chosen course or skill set.
  • Not only at the end of a course but throughout the whole process, our tutors here at Beauty Courses 4U encourage feedback from our students so we are able to constantly maintain the quality of service we strive to deliver, day after day.
Who can benefit from training with Beauty Courses 4U?
  • Our range of courses are suitable for anyone in the beauty industry or anyone wanting to pursue a career in this field.
  • We are able train therapists who are looking to re-train for a career in the field of beauty.
  • We train therapists who are wanting to add to their existing therapies and personally develop their skills.
  • We are also able to train students who are completely new to the beauty industry.
  • We also train individuals who simply want to practise on friends and family as a hobby or way to relax, the choice is yours!

For more information on the full range of courses Beauty Courses 4U offer, please see here.

 

- Be the best you can be: would you hire yourself? -

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When it comes to the question, ‘Would you hire yourself?’ there really are only two options.
Simply put it’s either a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’.

With this in mind, what you need to keep at the back of your mind is, if you were an employer, would you hire yourself?

If you answered ‘No’, why did you say this? From here on in you need to increase your skill set whatever they may be. From customer service skills to technical skills everyone has the ability to enhance their list of skills and learning new ways to become more proficient.

If on the other hand you answered ‘Yes’, good for you! Hold your head up high and continue to improve upon your current talents to achieve longevity and a happy clientele base.

Learning new skills

Of course, the possession of new skills is something that successful beauty therapists, nail technicians and hair stylists have integrated into their careers. While you are in the salon and working hard to establish a list of personal clients, you should be attending shows, fairs, classes and events that provide more learning opportunities and the chance to network with others.

Not to be naive, expect to experience something new everywhere you go, and don’t be afraid to try these new things, all will help to develop your skills and build upon your confidence and strengths. What may seem too difficult at first, too costly or too uncertain may actually product the highest return on your investment.

The key here is to understand the types of clients you are trying to attract, explore your options, and to implement new practices accordingly. As your skills develop, so does your opportunity to grow your client base, in turn increasing your chance to earn more money.

As you will know, new trends and fashions come from every new season and many of your future clients will expect you to be capable of performing. Having the mindset and confidence that you are able to deliver such demands will mean you are able to thrive, both now and across time. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself to stay ahead of your competition through practice, practice, practice.

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect and any professional business person should embrace the chance to practice their skills.

Personal Development is key

So, looking back at the question, if you were an employer and had an applicant that was always seeking to improve, both on a personal basis and also in terms of a business plan, always put the client first and always paid attention to evolving trends, would you hire them?

Surely this is an obvious answer? Yes, of course you would so why not become that professional that everyone wants to hire or become your own boss and employ these kinds of dynamic and self motivated individuals?

Develop your skill set with BC4U

Learn with Beauty Courses 4U and discover the endless options available to develop your existing skills or learn something brand new. We are here to help and genuinely look forward to hearing from you.

 

- The importance of a good skincare routine -

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We all know the importance of a good skincare routine. But is it really as simple as cleanse, tone and moisturise?

Here, experts from Beauty Courses 4U take a look at the best ways to look after your face.

With so many lotions and potions to choose from, it can be difficult to choose the right products to leave you with a glowing complexion but panic not. We have the solutions but the first thing you need to do is to work out what type of skin you have.

Determine your skin type

If you buy products that aren’t appropriate for your skin, they will be ineffective, and may even worsen the situation.

Normal skin – is smooth and firm to the touch with small or medium sized pores. It doesn’t get too dry or too oily, and it only has the occasional blemish.

For people with normal skin we suggest that you cleanse and moisturise daily.

Dry skin – feels very tight and is noticeably flaky in areas. It can also look rough and bumpy.

Dry skin can be caused by lack of hydration or poor diet. Those with dry skin should find a deep moisturiser, use a spot treatment and use a moisturising night solution.

Oily skin – is greasy to the touch. Your face is visibly shiny and can have large pores that are more noticeable. Oily skin is also more prone to blemishes.

If you have oily skin, we suggest that you tone, exfoliate, use a spot treatment, and lightly moisturise once in a while.

Combination skin – is the most common type of skin. If you have combination skin, you tend to get oily around your nose, chin, and forehead area, and feel dry around your cheeks.

If you have combination skin you should exfoliate, cleanse, moisturise, and use a spot treatment.

Sensitive skin – burns easily and can react badly to certain cosmetics. Changes in weather can also irritate it so you need to be cautious and monitor it carefully.

Sensitive skin is very hard to deal with because it isn’t as durable as other skin types. You have to thoroughly test products before risking a purchase so ensure that you use a moisturiser, cleanser, and spot treatment suitable for sensitive skin at all times.

Learn with us

If you want to find a course in beauty and plan to specialise in facial skincare, consider one of our facial courses by clicking here to find out more.


- Embrace Change with Beauty Courses 4U -

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They say it’s never too late to make a change and here at Beauty Courses 4U we know this is true from our own firsthand experience.

Are you looking for a new career challenge? Have you always wanted to break into the beauty industry, but never had the opportunity? Perhaps its flexibility that you crave, the freedom to work the hours of your choice and run a business on your own terms? Whatever your dreams we can help to make them a reality and transform your future into a bright one.

A career in beauty can give you all these things. So if you want a new start, or you dream of running your own business, we briefly explore how you can become your own beauty boss, whether it’s now or in the future.

Why beauty?

Beauty is big, there’s no disputing that. In fact, the number of beauty businesses in the UK has risen by over a fifth in the last few years, and it doesn’t seem that this is going to change any time soon.

The proliferation of businesses, which include beauty salons, hairdressers, and nail and brow bars, contributes billions to the UK economy.

The beauty industry is vibrant and exciting, with a wide variety of different roles and work options once qualified – including running your own business so what better choice is there?

Beauty Courses 4U founder, Cindy Bansal, said: “You would think the market was saturated but actually it’s an industry that just continues to grow.

“People who train with Beauty Courses 4U can see the wealth of opportunity out there.

“They realise they can start up small with minimal costs, work for themselves, strike that elusive work life balance and grow in what is a stable and lucrative marketplace.”


Getting started

What Cindy says is true, starting up your own beauty business is achievable – especially now that there is much more help available to adult learners than ever before.

Making a career change can be a daunting prospect, especially financially. The cost of training fees can put people off, but here at Beauty Courses 4U our range of courses are affordable and ideal for time starved students who are conscious of the pennies.


Flexibility

You can learn with Beauty Courses 4U on your own terms, with flexible hours so that you don’t have to give up your other commitments on short, intensive courses.

32-year -old Hannah Whitehall, from Leicester, recently undertook a training course with Beauty Courses 4U and one day dreams of running her own business.

Hannah said: “I absolutely loved every minute of my course. It was very daunting for me to go back to learning after so many years being a full time mum but for anyone considering it, it’s absolutely worth making the leap and just going for it.”

Hannah has a five year old son and was keen to find a career that would allow her a flexible work life balance.

“That’s what really appeals to me about this industry – it’s the flexibility. When I’m qualified, I can’t wait to start work in a salon and one day set up my own business.”

If, like Hannah, you want to make a change and the opportunity to break into a career in beauty, then choosing for a course with Beauty Courses 4U could be your first step forwards.

For more information, get in touch today and embrace the joy of learning with us.

 

- BeautyUK Show 2015 Review -

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Wow, what a fantastic time the Beauty Courses 4U team had last weekend!

We cannot believe it’s already been a whole week since we exhibited at the largest beauty show in the UK, the infamous BeautyUK Show 2015, but what a success it was!

With lots of interest and new students signing up for our courses, the whole team are over the moon with how the show went, especially as it was our first year exhibiting there. Thank you to everyone who helped us set up our exhibition and of course, to all the friendly people who visited us, we really do appreciate it.

A recap on the BeautyUK Show 2015

Birmingham’s impressive NEC welcomed thousands of beauty professional to the show where five shows collected under just one roof from Sunday 10th– Monday 11th May.

Visitors not only had the opportunity to see the latest spring/ summer 2015 launches in beauty, nails, tanning, hair and complementary therapies, but also enjoyed various seminars and demonstrations across the two day event.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team were, of course, on hand to help with any enquiries potential students had and sign up eager learners to one (or more) of our outstanding courses, there and then on the spot.

Plus, with lots of people interested in what we offer, our delightful and ‘oh so’ helpful Beauty Courses 4U team handed out lots of information, resources and advice to those wanting to go away and mull over the options available.

Conclusion on BeautyUK Show 2015

Overall, the show was a resounding success for us and we are absolutely thrilled with the interest generated from being at such a popular show.

The mix of hands on interaction with potential students and visitors as a collective group alongside course content discussions and practical demo’s helped to create a fully blended event which we were proud to be a part of.

The future of Beauty Courses 4U

Looking forward, Beauty Courses 4U hopes to go from strength to strength this year with further growth again in 2016 and every year afterwards to become the UK’s chosen provider for all health, beauty, holistic and personal development courses.

Getting in touch with us

As always, if anyone wants to know more about the full range of courses Beauty Courses 4U offers, please do not hesitate to get in touch today by calling 0247 767 1121.

 

- We’re counting down the days until the long awaited BeautyUK 2015 show at Birmingham’s NEC -

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Well summer certainly is warming up, and what a great few months it has been for Beauty Courses 4U, the West Midland’s leading training academy specialising in Make Up, Beauty, Hair Styling, Nails and Holistic therapy courses.

After a busy few months in March and April, Beauty Courses 4U are now focusing our attention on our appearance at the city’s annual BeautyUK show on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th May at the famous NEC.

From this coming Sunday, over 600 hundred professional beauty buffs and inspiring training providers are exhibiting at this fantastic two day event where visitors are invited to find out about the latest trends and techniques coming up this year.

Beauty Courses 4U are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting on Stand H89 at this much-loved show where not one, but five shows, will be under one roof: BeautyUK, NailsUK, HairUK, BarberUK and Holistic Health, ensuring there really is something for everyone.

Based on its ever growing success, the BeautyUK show provides a fantastic opportunity to network with us, finding out more about the range of courses we offer throughout the West Midlands area and further afield, and also gain inspiration for the hottest new looks and styles around.

In addition to all of these fantastic features, the show will also see industry leading competitions from UK Nail Tech, National Make-up Artist Awards, BBA Masters and also the WorldSkills UK West Midlands heat to provide a fantastic full filled two day event for all involved.

A few words from Beauty Courses 4U’s founder, Cindy Bansal:
“Confidence is the key to feeling great and enjoying life, with a high percentage of British women admitting they feel more confident when wearing professionally applied make-up, donning gorgeous nails, having their hair styled or treating themselves to a relaxing massage.

With this in mind, if you are a focused individual wanting to join the makeup industry as a beginner or wish to develop your skills to a higher level, Beauty Courses 4U provides the perfect course to you so you are able to offer these services to your own client base in the future.’’

 

Why not come and visit Beauty Courses 4U on Stand H89 at Birmingham’s NEC to find out more about the range of courses on offer and turn your dreams into reality?

To find out more about this year’s BeautyUK show at Birmingham’s NEC, visit www.BeautyUKShow.com 

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