There seems to be a good amount of confusion, judging from the questions we receive, about the difference between a salon chair rental and a salon suite rental. Hopefully this article will clear up that confusion, as well as explain how a salon booth rental fits into the discussion. We are Salon & Spa Galleria, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with seventeen salon suite rental locations. Call us at 972-691-7300 to arrange for a tour of one of our outstanding Fort Worth locations.
Now, though, let’s see if we can’t find some clarity in these muddy waters.
More than anything else, it’s a matter of size
Before we really dive into the heart of the matter, we need to discuss basic definitions. The difference between a salon chair rental, a salon booth rental, and a salon suite rental, is really about the size of the rental space. A salon chair rental really is as it sounds, renting the space that is occupied by a single styling chair, usually in a room with several such chairs, each rented by a different stylist. This type of rental is most commonly seen in hair salons where there is a reception desk, a waiting room, and a main room with several styling stations.
Renting a salon booth usually means you are renting an area which is partitioned off from other rental areas, and renting a salon suite is renting an entire room, or suite.
Following that logic, it is also logical that the price of the rental will increase as the size of the rental increases i.e. a salon chair would be the least expensive, the salon suite rental the most expensive, and a salon booth rental somewhere in-between those two in cost.
The reason for the confusion about salon chair rental
Where the confusion arises is in the gradual change in the beauty industry. In the old days, the only way to get your hair done, or your nails done, was to go to a beauty salon, and every chair was “manned” by a stylist who was working for commission while working that chair. There were no salon booth rentals nor were there salon suite rentals.
We have seen that change over the past ten years or so. Now we see independent business owners renting chairs, booths, or suites from rental agencies, and each chair, booth, or suite is a separate business.
The main difference you should be aware of
The key phrase in that last sentence was “separate business.” In today’s world, at places like Salon & Spa Galleria, professional stylist run their own businesses from a Salon and Spa Galleria location, and each of them keeps 100% of their profits, as opposed to the old days of working for someone else for commissions. It is, quite simply, the difference between working for someone else and working for yourself.
A word about Salon & Spa Galleria salon suite rental
For as low as $75 per week, at select locations, you can rent a salon chair, salon booth, or salon suite from Salon & Spa Galleria. Utilities are included, as is WiFi, an HDTV, video security, 24/7 access, a web page, a press release about your business, and business and marketing workshops to help you grow comfortable with running a business. We provide the space, for a small fee, and you run your successful business from that space.
Call us today! Your successful future awaits!