A beauty salon is an establishment in which hairdressing, make-up, and similar cosmetic treatments are carried out professionally. Natural beauty is not enough, young and old ladies spend a lot of time in hair and facial salons. Why not take advantages of these changes in modern lifestyle, and why not start your own salon where you could offer multiple services?
Tools and skills needed
There are two possible ways to get started. The first one is easy but it requires some money.
First, you have to write a business plan. Hire a business assistant, or do it yourself. Chose a business name, find a proper location for your office, market your services. As you see, it does require a lot of money and time.
The other ways is less common, but might be a great solution if you don’t have enough money to get started.
First, find a person who is already running a salon. Even if you are not on a low budget, one of the best decisions you can make is to get hired — become an employee of your future competitor.
Learn from their experience. Work hard, pay attention to details. Gain experience and build your own brand. In a few months you will have experience and a client base. Clients mean money. It will be way easier for you to start your own business if you have a client base of one hundred customers.
Services that you can offer
You can also tailor your services around events such as weddings, proms, matric etc.
People always want to look good. Even poor people spend money on their makeup.
A beauty salon, if located in a popular space, can make a lot of money. If you work on your own, you can make up to R30000 per month. If you hire employees, one well-qualified hairdresser can bring you around R10000 monthly extra.