How to Start a Beauty Salon
Have you always dreamed of being successful in the beauty business? Here's how
to launch and establish your very own beauty salon.
1. Choose the right location. Location is critical to the success of your
business. You need a location that is strategically situated on one of the
busiest streets in your area, if not in a mall. Some salons employing well-known
hair stylists (e.g. "stylists to the stars") can put their business anywhere and
clients will still flock to them. If you donít have a well-established
reputation in the business and a long list of loyal clientele, find a high-
profile location with an easy access from all parts of town.
2. Create a clean and safe atmosphere. Salons thrive on an environment that is
clean, safe and relaxing, where customers can receive prompt and professional
service. Cleanliness is a particularly important element that can draw clients
in again and again. Be sure your towels, footbaths, and other equipments are
washed, clean and odor-free. Your clients must be able to trust that the
products and tools that you use on them are of top-notch quality and safe. You
cannot afford to put your clients at risk from infections, as it could damage
3. Offer a wide range of services in one setting, which will give you a distinct
advantage over those who offer only one or two types of services. Many clients
prefer to have their hair, nails and face done in one place, instead of going to
three different places. While you can specialize in one main area (e.g. hair),
giving your clients the convenience of a one-stop beauty shop can set your
business apart from your competitors.
4. Hire qualified and trained personnel. The cosmetic procedures performed by
untrained personnel may cause health problems to the clients. It is important
that you hire only qualified and well-trained beauticians, stylists, and other
personnel. Experience may give a beautician the expertise to render treatment,
but, without proper training, she would be unaware of the merits and demerits of
procedures. It is your responsibility as the salon owner to ensure that your
personnel are adequately trained and understand each procedure offered.