you own salon often comes as the next logical step for
those hairdressers who have been successful at mobile
hairdressing. Owning your own shop implies a better quality
of the service you can offer and this is also more attractive
to your customers.
Thousands of people
decide that they want to run their own business every year.
It is important that when opening a business it meets with the
needs of you as an individual and that it is viable. Hopefully
this will happen in hairdressing as you will go into business
in something that interests you, that way you hopefully won’t
You should ask yourself some questions before you start planning
your salon like is there a market opening for your service?
How can you differentiate so that you won’t be beaten by the
competition? And how will you fund your proposal? Do you have
money set aside or do you need to request a huge bank loan?
If you do not have a means to differentiate massively, then
you should perhaps consider buying a franchise or an existing
salon name. There may be a way in that you can buy out your
employer or run your salon as a family business, all of which
have their advantages and disadvantages. For many people who
open their own business, the main factor behind this is to be
their own boss and determine their own working hours.
The hairdressing business is a competitive one, and you must
not be fooled that it is always easy to succeed, but with a
good business plan and a good strategy in place, coupled with
a strong desire to be successful then there is no reason why
you cannot provide a good quality of service and create a strong
profitable business. You should ensure that you research and
develop your business ideas as thoroughly as possible. It is
essential that you determine whether there is room in the area
you want to set up in.