How to Start a Hair Salon / Day Spa

How to Start a Hair Salon / Day Spa

About How to Start a Hair Salon / Day Spa

How to Start a Hair Salon / Day Spa

Want to start a hair salon / day spa? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Hair Salon / Day Spa Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

Succeed with style! Hair salons and day spas across the country are making as much as $300,000 a year — and you can, too. Whether you want to start a small salon out of your home or open a full-service day spa, this guide will show you exactly how to succeed.

You don't even have to be a stylist. If you’ve got strong business skills, you can open a salon/spa, rent space to stylists, message therapists and nail artists, then sit back and rack in the cash. Inside our guide you'll find:

  • Analyze the market, write a business plan and advertise effectively
  • Establish a website to spread the word and bring in more revenue
  • Increase sales with no extra effort by applying simple upselling techniques
  • Keep track of your finances with ready-to-use work sheets

Professional industry experts share inside information and invaluable advice, revealing how they have been successful in this lucrative business, and more importantly, how you can be successful, too.

Attractive hair, newfound energy and a revitalized appearance are always in style, no matter what ups and downs await the economy. Whether you love styling hair or prefer managing personnel, you'll find that it pays to help people look good and feel great. This guide will show you the profitable way of making someone’s day. Order today and get started on the path to success!

Excerpt from this guide

Since the dawn of the new millennium, the stock market has been in a freefall and the economy has been in the doldrums. But it was a good time to start a hair salon and day spa—and it still is today.

According to, an online small-business statistics source, in 2002, there were 1.4 million personal care services in the United States, 313,000 of which were beauty salons. The salon service industry alone had revenues of $55.9 billion, up 3.2 percent from the previous year, while salon product sales rose 3.8 percent to $5.5 billion. How was it possible for a service sector like the beauty industry to grow given the state of the economy? No doubt because many of the services offered by salons simply cannot be duplicated at home—or at least not duplicated well. In addition, in an age where people freely shell out $59.95 a month for unlimited cellular service or hundreds of dollars to lease the latest SUV model with the most bells and whistles, the price of a haircut probably doesn’t seem very high considering the lift it can give your spirits. Also, the baby boomers, who now constitute the largest population segment in America, are more than willing and are financially able to spend money on any personal care service they perceive will make them look younger and more attractive. No doubt as a result of their driving desire for a youthful appearance, the hair color segment of the salon industry continues to grow, according to Professional Consultants and Resources, a Plano, Texas, marketing and consulting firm. Coloring alone brought in $10.4 billion for the beauty industry in 2002.