5 Keys to Starting Successfully in Salon Suites
Use these keys to avoid making costly mistakes that are common to new salon suites.
GET PERMITS, LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES
To open a salon SUITE, you’ll need a business license and any permits required in your area. If you plan on selling products, you’ll also need a seller’s permit.
GET EQUIPMENT / TOOLS / SUPPLIES
You don't need a decent amount of equipment to run a salon SUIT, like chairs, sinks and hair dryers. When you’re starting out, it can be difficult to afford all these purchases. Salon suites have them.
To obtain products for your salon SUITE – such as mirrors, drying stations, shampoo, conditioner, pins, and brushes – you will need to contact a distributor. You can find local, wholesale or national distributors with local agents.
SERVICE YOUR CLIENT
As a STYLIST, you should place your clients and their experience at the top of your priority list. This will create return customers who, over time, will form a reliable customer base.
FIND A LOCATION
Your location is one of the biggest expenses of opening a salon, and there are many factors to consider when making this decision. It should be in a well-populated area and easily accessible by car or public transportation. Also make sure you are far enough away from competitors that offer the same services as your salon.
Marketing is an essential process for every business, but certain tactics work better for some businesses than others. When opening a SALON SUITE, you’ll want to focus on becoming THE BEST YOU.