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How Does A Beauty Salon Suite Differ From A Beauty Salon?

By September 20, 2023Salon Spa Blog
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We are asked, quite often, what we mean by “beauty salon suite?”  How does a salon suite differ from a beauty salon? And we are here to answer that question in this article. We are Salon & Spa Galleria, rocking the Fort Worth, Texas Metro area with twenty-three salon suite rental locations. Call us at 817-917-1416 for more information about this great opportunity at business ownership.

Now, let’s answer your questions.

What is a beauty salon suite?

The best way to describe a beauty salon suite, or salon studio, is to have you imagine a traditional beauty salon and then shrink that vision down into one room.  In a traditional beauty salon, you have a reception/waiting area, a receptionist desk, five or six “working” stations, and a back room.  99% of the beauty salons in the United States are set up that way. It’s been this way for a couple hundred years, quite frankly, and it is a business model which works, but it only works for someone with a great deal of money for investment. Renting a retail building is expensive. Furnishing that building is expensive. Putting signs up is expensive.

With a beauty salon suite, instead of leasing a retail building, you are only leasing a retail suite.  You own a beauty salon, but your beauty salon is only big enough for one or two people to work in.  And the cost of setting up that salon suite is proportionally lower than the traditional method of leasing a large retail space.

Difference between beauty salon suite and beauty salon.

So, what is the major difference between a beauty salon suite and a beauty salon? It is one of scale, obviously, but it is also one of control, and that control is in your hands. You will not be working for someone else.  You will be working for yourself, making all of the decisions which directly affect your earnings.  You will be open during the hours you want to work.  You will sell whatever products you want to sell.  You will work towards your own vision rather than someone else’s.  You will be in control of your own destiny.

Work for pennies or work for the whole enchilada.

Working for someone else in their beauty salon means working for commissions, usually in the 40% range. Working for yourself, in your own beauty salon, means keeping 100% of the profits you make.  Let that sink in and then do the math.  Imagine seeing, say, five clients per day, at an average of $50 per visit.  $250 per day, $1250 per week, $5000 per month.  Now, which would you prefer, keeping 100% of the profits from that $5000 per month, or keeping 40% of the revenue you generated because of your talents?

We have twenty-three locations filled with talented beauticians who have decided that 100% sounds much better than 40%.

A final word about Salon & Spa Galleria.

Salon & Spa Galleria is locally owned and operated, our business model is a proven winner, and we would love to have you join our team. Call us and ask us about the amazing amenity package included in our weekly rent. Luxury salon suites start at a very low $75 per week.