What will I be doing?
Fixing and styling the hair of people attending special occasions
What will I need to start?
Eric Bautista is a hair and make up artist with his own salon in Pateros, and he says you’ll need to spend P20,000 on basic equipment like setting gadgets (hot curlers, Velcro rollers, ceramic flat iron), styling products (mousse, spry net, gel), brushes (roller, paddle, and skeleton), and blow dryers. You may buy cheaper hairstyling equipment from MTN Marketing in Binondo and learn the basics of hairstyling from Reyes haircutters
Who will my customer be?
Brides and their entourage, celebrities, fashion models, VIPs, students attending junior or senior proms and graduations, birthday celebrators, and party goers
How much should I charge?
If you’re beginner, P500 per head. Bautista and Ferdie Orivida of Uver salon charge P1,000 to P3,000 per head for services outside the salon. You may also charge a package rate like Eric who does hair and make up for three people for P5,000 or Ferdie who charges P12,000 to style a bride and two other people
How much will I make?
You could make P8,000 extra monthly charging P1,000 per head and getting at least two booking a week. The peak months for styling are December and May.