Wholesale Beauty Supply
by Trish Williams
When it comes time to shop for beauty supplies like shampoos, conditioners, make-up, lotions and creams, wholesale beauty supply stores are often the best place to find discounts and bargains. At wholesale beauty supply stores you’re also likely to find everything you ordinarily would at a beauty salon or professional beauty care center, but sometimes up to half the cost!
Who buys from wholesale beauty supply stores?
Retailers are known to buy their beauty products from wholesale beauty supply houses and then turn around and pass the savings on to customers. Resellers often receive reduced rates on products and sometimes get even more discounts by purchasing large quantities. Among those known to shop at wholesale beauty supply stores are buyers for salons, beauty supply stores, barber shops, fitness clubs, department stores, health food stores, distributors and in-home party sales people.
What specific types of products are sold in wholesale beauty supply stores?
Just like the name indicates, wholesale beauty supply stores offer a wide variety of products to both the consumer and retailers.
- Hair supplies: Wholesale beauty supply stores often carry hair extensions, wigs, braiding and weaving items, weaves, ethnic hair products, shampoos, conditioners, gels, hair sprays and hair dryers.
- Skin care products: Wholesale beauty supply stores often carry face and body creams and lotions, facial hair removal products, make-up and make-up removal kits, and more.
- Equipment: Wholesale beauty supply stores may also carry a wide variety of tanning equipment such as tanning beds, lights and lamps, skin laser equipment, spa equipment and products, and much more.
Wholesale beauty supply stores can often be found in most major cities as well as online. Most of them do not require you to have a distributor’s or wholesale license, but some might. The reason is that sometimes if you buy wholesale, you are not charged a sales tax. If that’s the case, you must have proof that you’re a retailer so they know you will charge a sales tax if you turn around and sell the wholesale beauty supply items you purchase. Uncle Sam has to get his piece of the pie.
Are you thinking of starting your own business selling items from a wholesale beauty supply center?
If you’re thinking of going into business for yourself and offering wholesale beauty supply items at a discount, you’ll want to shop around for the best prices. Some ideas for home businesses you could start where you can sell wholesale beauty supply items include:
Truly, the ideas are endless when it comes to starting your own beauty-related business. The key is to have a well-written plan, a budget and some basic home office equipment: a computer, printer, Internet access, digital camera, and answering machine and fax machine. Also, you obviously need to be well-trained and educated in beauty related issues.
Trish "Ariala" Williams is a freelance writer and marketing consultant who has published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers across the country. She also works on web design, web content, graphics, promotions and copywriting.