If you’re tired of paying rent for your place in a salon, then you may have thought about turning a room in your home into your own personal salon. Before you book your first appointment, there are a few steps you should take to ensure it’s a success.
Understand Laws and Regulations
Because you’re opening up a business, you’re going to need a business license. Each state has its own regulations and rules about the information you need to supply to receive a license. The name of your business also cannot be similar, or the same, as any other business in the state. You also need to check if the state has any permits that you need to place your business in your home. Choosing to sell products in your salon can also require further steps to receive a permit.
Unless you plan on hiring other girls to work in your home, you may only need a few salon chairs. However, you’re also going to need all of the other salon equipment you’re used to working with. That might mean a ton of brushes, combs, hair products, hairdryers, tin foil, and other tools that you typically use in a salon. You may find that the start-up cost alone is too much to handle.
While you may be confident in your abilities, accidents do happen. A client may slip and fall in your home or in your driveway. The experimental hair dye that you chose to use may have negative consequences on their skin or hair. To ensure you’re not sued into bankruptcy, you’ll want to take out some form of insurance. There are several different types of insurance policies out there. Depending on the scale of your salon, you may want to opt for a smaller one to keep premiums affordable.
Create a Designated Area
The next important step is to decide what room to use as your salon. This should have everything you need to do your job. You’ll want plenty of outlets and access to a barber’s sink. Some stylists may prefer to transform their she-shed into their salon space. Others may clear out one of the unused rooms of their house. Whichever area you choose, make sure it feels inviting to your clients and is easy to access. Clients don’t want to feel awkward about entering your home.
These steps can help you create a successful salon in your own home. With high-quality equipment at your fingertips, you’re sure to give your clients an incredible experience.