How to Start a Hair and Beauty Salon Business
People seek beauty. They are constantly looking to improve what they have or give themselves a whole new look. They drop by the nearest hair and beauty salon to be pampered by stylists and beauticians to style their tresses, shape their eyebrows, and color their nails all for a few (or more) bucks. An hour in a hair and salon shop every month and one emerges confident and ready to take on the world.
It is no wonder that hair
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In 2011, the beauty shop industry reached $19.067 billion in revenues, while nail salons estimated revenue is 2.234 billion. According to industry insiders, the growing popularity of day spas account for the increase in sales on the hair and salon industry.
The hair and salon business can be started with moderate capitalization. Success in this venture depends on the ability to provide a consistently high customer satisfaction. The successful hair and salon business is one that offers excellent service, use quality products, and provide an
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Services Offered by Hair and Salon Businesses
Hair and salon businesses range from the "$15 budget haircut only" to upscale full service hair, nail and day spa services that could pitch a price of a few hundreds. There are even hair salons that don cut hair: instead, these blow dry salons simply do a quick wash and blow dry.
A typical full service hair and salon business offers all or any of the following services:
Hair: haircuts, trims and style; highlights/foils weaving; hair scalp treatments; relaxers, perms; colors; shampoo and conditioning; curling, reconstructing, permanent waving
Nails: manicures, pedicures, polish, sculptured nails, nail repair, hand conditioning treatments.
Skin Care: Facials, body waxing, massage.
Sale of professional hair/beauty products: Many salon businesses also offer a wide range of hair and beauty products in order to provide everything a customer needs in one convenient location. You can choose to sell top of the line beauty products shampoo, daily and deep treatment conditioners, hair styling products such as mousse, gel, pomades, among others; and other specialty hair products. Retailing professional hair products is an important strategy for retaining clients and making additional profits.
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Start Up Requirements
The amount of capital you need to start the business depend on the type, quality and choice of salon design, rent and utility deposits, fixtures, leasehold improvements, opening inventory, and equipment that you intend to use.
Key start up expense components of a hair and salon business are:
Salon space. Unless you live in a big house with room for a salon and in an area with
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Many cities allow salons to be located within a residential area, but with zoning restrictions, it may be difficult to operate a salon as a home business. In particular, some residents may not tolerate the flow of traffic as well as parking in your neighborhood.
Personnel. The number and type of personnel you need to hire will depend
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Leasehold improvements. You may need to undertake leasehold improvements to your space based on your interior layout, design, and plumbing requirements. Leasehold improvements are defined as the construction of new buildings or improvements made to existing structures by the lessee. As the lessee, you will have the right to use these leasehold improvements over the term of the lease. In many states, however, these improvements will revert to the lessor at the expiration of the lease. Moveable equipment or office furniture that is not attached to the leased property is not considered a leasehold improvement.
Salon Equipment. The equipment you buy will depend on the services you offer. Some of the basic equipment you need to purchase include washing basin, styling chair, hair driers, supply trolleys and manicure sets and aprons.
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Contact the beauty salon equipment suppliers and check if you can get a good deal. You can also look into alternative sources such as eBay where lower priced equipment is up for bidding.
You can choose to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $30,000 for salon equipment alone. You may also need initial training, professional and licensing fees, and at least three months of working capital.Articles Connexes?