If you want to become a hair and makeup artist and be your own boss too, then there’s now a way to achieve both in quick succession.
Beauty Call, which marshals a network of hair and makeup artists, has opened up its franchising opportunity to untrained artists, offering them an advanced one-to-one hair and makeup course.
The mobile beauty franchise hitherto only sought franchise partners with a professional qualification, but now wants to additionally entice “career-minded women who are potentially looking to buy a Beauty Call franchise, but are not yet trained professionally in hair and makeup”.
Beauty Call has run hair and makeup skill refresher courses for professional makeup artists since January 2009. As a result, Beauty Call Academy was formed in March 2010 and works in conjunction with the FWA (Face Wizards Academy) to run professionally-accredited intermediate and advanced courses aimed at individuals looking to move into a career in hair and makeup.
The advanced course costs £2,000 and entails one-to-one tuition with professional artists and gives trainees the opportunity to begin their portfolio thanks to a final-day shoot with a professional photographer.
Every day was professionally run, informative, fun and a great balance of theory and practical
Stephanie, franchisee for Redhill and Sutton
At the end of the course the student has the opportunity to apply to work for Beauty Call as a franchisee or freelancer, as well as being able to find work through other avenues.
Beauty Call’s franchisee for Redhill and Sutton, Stephanie, became a franchisee after taking the training course. “I found the advanced training course a real insight into hair and makeup artistry,” she says. “Every day was professionally run, informative, fun and a great balance of theory and practical.
“My one-to-one tuition with the friendly, knowledgeable and patient instructors was brilliant. They were always happy to answer my amateur questions.
“Following the course, I was added to the list of Beauty Call artists and managed to assist some of the top ones on the books. This allowed me to see at firsthand what is expected from a professional and really helped boost my confidence. I have since signed up as a Beauty Call franchisee and have not looked back, gaining over 20 bookings for myself in two months".
Beauty Call is seeking to expand beyond the seven franchisees already operating, with a particular focus on Kent, Surrey, Essex, Cheshire, South Wales, the South West and the Midlands.
The franchisor says that the ideal franchise:
- Has a passion for hair and makeup
- Wants to focus on the bridal market in their local area
- Ultimately wants to build a part-time hair and makeup business that can give them financial stability and freedom to choose their work and allows them to continue with other projects and commitments