Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How To Open A Money Making Hair Salon Business

The hair salon business is booming and there are thousands of graduates everyday. Most dream of someday owning their own salon but don't think about the very basic ingredients it takes to own and run a successful hair salon.

After finally finishing beauty school and becoming a great stylist and getting your cosmetology license many run out and prematurely open their first salon just to have it inevitable happen, it has to close. When opening a beauty salon you have to first experience how a salon is ran by experience and training from every level. Building a successful salon does not begin with great styling but with discipline,great discipline and organization.

  • cleaning
  • greeting
  • budgeting
  • payroll
  • retail
  • training
  • shampoo person
  • book keeping
  • organization
  • appointment setting
  • stocking
  • opening/closing process
  • problem solving
  • staff meetings
  • marketing
Notice the list above does not mention creativity. Of course  this is an important criteria for your staff but with ongoing training your stylist can be molded into a great team. I mention team because among the other responsibilities you will have to know how to work with a team and teach the team how to work together during business hours as professionals.

Money will buy you a salon but a hair salon business plan and experience will assure you a successful hair salon. Your business plan will let you know how much capital is needed to grow and sustain your business. It is very important to place yourself in salon training during and after graduating beauty school to gain the experience of running every aspect of a hair salon.

 Many franchise salons have training programs a new stylist can take advantage of before taking the leap into ownership. Learning how to open a successful money making hair salon business is in your future should you except the responsibilities before you.

1 comment:

  1. Good post and some really good tips which will definitely help us to have healthy hair. Thank you for sharing it with us and keep posting such posts