Don’t know about size but yes appearances do matter. People have this insatiable need to look their best at all times. This is just one of the reasons that make beauty salons a better business option. If you have your heart set on getting into this industry there are a few things that you must consider first.
The location is important, although not as important as it is for so many other businesses like hotels,coffee shops, clothing stores etc. The primary reason being loyalty (or something close to it). People get accustomed to the beautician or the hairdresser but seldom to the establishment itself. When one is satisfied with the services of a particular hairstylist he or she will stick to him or her for a long period of time. I personally know a few who have been going to the same stylist for decades. Hence, more than the location of your beauty parlour or hair salon, it is your expertise and your ability to build a healthy bond with your customers that will eventually decide the fate of your business.
Starting a salon can be a great and tiring task .For it requires you to do a number of things simultaneously, from hiring staff to buying beauty products and salon equipment all of this can become too challenging and too demanding to manage.The equipment is the most important purchases that you are going to make for your salon. You need to be extremely careful here before you actually set out to buy salon equipment you should be clear in your mind about the services that you intend to provide. Buying equipment that you will not be able to use or cannot provide the services associated with it would be a waste of good money. As it is quality salon equipment can be pricey.Hence, you can ill afford to spend money on something that is not going to be of any use to you.
If you are an alien to the industry it is advisable for you to avail services of an expert. This will save you valuable time and money. The expert will know exactly what to get and where to get it from at a reasonable price.
Usually you can get everything that you need from a single supplier, be it salon chairs, equipment or furniture for the reception area. Make sure that the chairs are comfortable, adjustable and durable. The durability of the chairs is of great essence, for they are ideally expected to serve you for a long period of time. You will also need a number of different mirrors for your salon. While selecting wall mirrors keep in mind that it’s imperative for you to pick those that complement the decor of your salon. This requirement is not exclusive to just mirror though. Everything and every piece of furniture, from salon chairs to reception desk, should complement one another. This will make the place look classy and luxurious, and adds a sense of professionalism to the place. You will need to buy some small equipment like racks, side tables, stools,scissors,hair dryers and brushes, barber poles etc. And some specialized and treatments specific ones like massage tables,skincare equipment, pedicure and manicure equipment etc. Once you are done with the purchasing you can start to work on the marketing aspect of your business.
The beauty salon business is generally a safe bet. It can be hugely profitable with minimal risks associated with it. All you need to keep in mind is that your expertise and your talent are the biggest assets of your business.