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Small Hair Salons Offer Huge Benefits

By August 17, 2023Salon Spa Blog
small hair salons can be very profitable.

We are here to tell you that hair salons do not need to be mammoth centers with multiple hair styling stations. We are here to tell you how a one-person hair salon can, in fact, be very profitable.

We are Salon & Spa Galleria, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with twenty-three salon suite rental locations. Call us at 817-917-1416 for more information and to arrange for a tour of our facilities.

Now, let’s talk about small being big.

Defining small hair salons.

Traditional hair salons /beauty salon have been a part of the American landscape for a couple centuries.  We all know what they look like.  You enter most salons, walking into a reception area, and you are greeted by a receptionist.  Behind the receptionist are multiple “stations” where hair stylists are taking care of customers.  The average traditional hair salon would have an owner, a receptionist, and three, four, or even five stylists working.

On the other end of the spectrum we have small hair salons, usually one-or-two person salons, and usually no receptionist.  For a small hair salon, leasing an entire retail building is not necessary.  In fact, most small hair salons, the kind we encourage, are single salon suites rented within a building with multiple salon suites for multiple one-or-two person nail salons, hair salons, microblading suites, massage parlors, etc.

Small hair salons include small overhead expenses.

The advantage of this business model should be obvious. Instead of paying for the lease of an entire building, you are only leasing a single salon studio.  Instead of paying overhead expenses, like utilities, for an entire building, you are paying much smaller overhead expenses.  Even the decoration expense is considerably less than when renting a building.

On the income side of the ledger, obviously, one person will bring in less income than a multiple-person salon; however, let’s take a little closer look at that statement.

In the traditional salon, the “stylists” are working on a commission basis, usually around 40%.  In the salon leasing example, the single stylist is actually the owner, keeping 100% of the profits.  And, with lower overhead expenses, it is fairly easy to see how a single owner could make a very good income.  In fact, a six-figure income is certainly “in play” with many of the stylists who lease salon studios from our own Salon & Spa Galleria.

Rome was not built in a day.

You can easily build upon your success. There are no restrictions regarding leaving a small salon suite and renting a larger salon suite, one which will provide room for another stylist.  In fact, at Salon & Spa Galleria, we lease our salon suites by the week, so there are no long-term commitments to be concerned about.

We speak from experience.  Our business model at Salon & Spa Galleria works, in twenty-three locations, with hundreds of beauty professionals, all owning profitable, small businesses.

A final word about Salon & Spa Galleria.

Salon & Spa Galleria is locally owned and operated.  Our business model works, and it can work for you.  Pick up the phone and call 817-917-1416.  It may well be the most important phone call you will ever make.