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3 Tips for Estheticians to Achieve Financial Freedom

By: Lori Crete
Posted: November 29, 2012, from the December 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Put a little aside every month—even if it’s just a few dollars. You will be surprised and motivated by how fast it grows.

Saving will also help you avoid surprises at tax time. It is important to remember that an independent contractor needs to save between 30–35% of her income for taxes.

Remember: If you keep doing what you’re doing, you will keep getting what you’re getting. When you invest in yourself and your business, it is a sign that you are ready to grow and increase your income.

Lori Crete, founder and president of The Spa 10 and The Esthetician Mentor, is a licensed esthetician and spa owner with 12 years of experience in the field of esthetics. She is the author of The Six-Figure Esthetician System, and is also a business coach and mentor, and can be reached at