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Beauty Businesses for Bored Broke Teenagers

How can you start a beauty business and earn some extra money if you are a bored broke teenager?

By Sarah Naylor

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Starting a Beauty Business on a Budget: A Guide for Bored Teenagers

Are you tired of just sitting around, feeling broke and bored? Why not turn your passion for beauty into a successful business? Starting a beauty business doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, and it can be the perfect solution for teenagers looking to make some extra cash and explore their creativity. Here's how to get started:

  1. Identify your niche: Think about what sets you apart from other beauty businesses. Are you an expert in brows, lashes, or nails? Do you specialize in a certain look or technique? Focusing on a specific niche will help you stand out and attract the right customers.
  2. Research your competition: Take a look at other beauty businesses in your area and see what they offer, how they market themselves, and what their prices are, if their prices are really low this doesn’t mean yours need to be! Don’t be in a race to the bottom with your prices. It’s hard to raise your prices once you’ve established your business, so keep this in mind. Use this information to make your business unique and competitive.
  3. Create a business plan: This doesn't have to be complicated, but having a clear plan will help you stay focused and organized as you start your business. Think about your target market, your services, your pricing, and your goals.
  4. Gather supplies: You don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive equipment and products. Start by using what you already have, and consider purchasing second-hand items or buying in bulk to save money.
  5. Promote your business: Use social media to share pictures of your work and reach new customers. Optimize your profile to let your potential customers know how to contact you, what you offer and how to book you. Offer promotions and discounts to encourage people to try your services. Attend local events and network with other businesses to get your name out there.
  6. Be professional: Even though you're just starting out, it's important to present yourself as a professional. Make sure your appearance and demeanor are consistent with the image you want to convey, and always treat your customers the way you would want to be treated.


Starting a beauty business can be a great way for bored, broke teenagers to earn some extra cash and pursue their creativity. But before diving into it, here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. Define your niche: Choose a specific aspect of beauty that you're passionate about, such as brows, lashes, or nails. This will help you stand out in the crowded beauty market and attract customers who share your interest.
  2. Research the market: Find out what kind of products and services are already available, and identify any gaps you could fill with your business. Check out your competition, see what they're offering, and find ways to make your business unique.
  3. Make a business plan: Outline your goals, strategies, and the resources you'll need to get started. This will help you stay organized and focused as you move forward with your business.
  4. Find low-cost resources: You don't need to spend a lot of money to start a beauty business. Use social media to promote your business, find free resources online, and reuse and repurpose items you already have.
  5. Practice, practice, practice: Develop your skills by practicing on yourself, friends, and family. Take courses or tutorials to improve your technique, and ask for feedback to see what you can do better.
  6. Start small: Don't try to do too much too soon. Focus on building a strong foundation for your business, and then grow and expand as you gain more experience and customers.
  7. Network: Connect with other beauty businesses, attend events and workshops, and join online communities to learn from others and find potential customers.

Starting a beauty business can be a fun and rewarding way for teenagers to express their creativity and earn some extra cash. With hard work, dedication, and a little bit of creativity, you can turn your passion into a successful business.

Identifying your niche in a beauty business involves understanding your unique skills and interests, as well as determining what market needs or demands are not being met. Here are some steps to help you identify your niche:

  1. Evaluate your skills and interests: Identify the specific services and products you are passionate about and have expertise in.
  2. Research the market: Look at the current beauty industry trends and assess the gaps in the market. What services or products are not being offered or are in high demand?
  3. Consider your target audience: Determine who your target customers are and what their specific needs are. This will help you tailor your services and products to meet their demands.
  4. Identify your unique selling point: Determine what sets you apart from your competitors and how you can offer something unique to your customers.
  5. Test and refine your niche: Once you have identified your niche, test it by offering your services or products to a small group of customers and getting their feedback. Use this feedback to refine your niche and ensure it is in line with market demands.

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