The Body Contouring Industry: How to Become Your Own Boss
Updated: Mar 28
Starting a new business can be fun, exciting, and downright scary. It's a risk going into the unknown world of becoming a business owner. Sure, the thought of being your boss is liberating because you get to create your schedule and have more time for your family and yourself. What people fail to realize is how much work goes into creating their own business. There is risk in entering into the body contouring industry, but with hard work and dedication, there will be an even greater reward. In this blog, I will discuss what you need to know to have a successful body contouring business and how to prevent blocks in the road to success.
I am Christina Perez, the creator/founder of Dream Body Sculpting. Five years ago, I was pregnant with my daughter, and I knew I wanted to give her a better life. I decided I didn't want to work for doctors anymore. I had been working with contour machines for years, and I knew it was time for me to go off on my own. I wanted to teach her that if you're unhappy with your situation, then have the courage to change it no matter how scary it was.
I decided to start Dream Body Sculpting in 2015, and I knew it was going to take a lot of work to be successful. I will share with you all the problems I've faced and how to be prepared.
The first thing you should do is ask yourself, "Is this my real passion?". If your answer is yes, and you want to help your clients get into a healthier lifestyle to boost their confidence, then you're going to be super successful. People can always feel your true nature. Next, you want to start to devise a plan. You know you want to begin a body contouring business, but what will the next five years look like for you? Where do you want to see your business in five years? I can tell you from experience that the first five years are the hardest, and having SMART goals can help keep you on track.
You want to make sure you have the funds. Funds are important, and you should come up with enough money to purchase the right equipment/materials and pay for rent in a high traffic area. I recommend Salon Lofts as they are affordable, friendly, and convenient (other workers in the lofts will most likely recommend your business to their clients). With all the initial costs, you are looking at spending around $65k to start your own body contouring business, but within a year you should be making twice the amount. If you are just starting and don't have the funds to start your business you may have to take out a loan or sell a kidney (just kidding) to start your business, but the return will be worth it.
You want to make sure you are covered. For security purposes, I recommend getting good commercial and liability insurance on your device. You may have to pay a little, but your better safe than sorry. You want to check with your state to ensure you don't need an MD to perform treatments. If you do partner with a medical director(MD), make sure to get everything in writing. Always make sure your clients sign consent forms and conduct a consultation with them to ensure they are the right candidate. You want to protect yourself and your business by making sure that everything is legit when it comes to your business.
Make sure you have the right equipment to start your business. Throughout my search to find the right device I came across a lot of different options such as Velashape, Ultrashape, I lipoXcell, and cool sculpting, but I wasn't impressed. The machines were over-priced between $85k-$150k and didn't do what I wanted them to do. I wanted something that would deliver immediate, permanent, and pain-free results and that also came with skin-tightening. I looked on more time in a desperate attempt to find something that worked and stood out from everything else and that's when I found cavitation and radiofrequency. Cavitation and Radio Frequency (RF) are the first and only true form of non-invasive forms of fat reduction and skin tightening. Although there are a lot of cavitation devices out there (mainly from China and Korea) that are cheaply made and provide little to no results, I went on a quest to design the highest grade device out there that would provide the best results. I was finally able to create/design a brand new device that did everything I wanted. The device could tighten the skin on both the face and body and the large handpiece to target more of the area, and it cost less than half the price of the machines above. The device was so powerful it allowed for half the amount of treatments as our competitors, and my clients were seeing immediate results. We now sell our machines across the globe!
Dream Body Sculpting is here to help you start your own business in the body contouring industry. We provide a high-end, high-quality device, unlike any others out there, and an 5-day certification course that will teach you the best techniques to get the best results. Our services can set you apart from any of your competition. Remember, it is imperative to make the right investment decisions when going into this industry. We are here to answer any questions you may have. For more information, email email@example.com or call