1. Preparing the space.
This includes cleaning and organizing the space, painting or updating the décor, and installing any necessary equipment.
2. Setting up chairs and stations.
This includes arranging the furniture, setting up mirrors, and placing any necessary equipment.
3. Stocking the products.
This includes choosing the products to stock, ordering them, and arranging them in an easy-to-access location.
4. Arranging marketing materials.
This includes designing or printing marketing materials such as business cards, flyers, and posters. It also includes placing these materials in an easy-to-see location.
5. Creating a budget.
This includes estimating how much money will be needed to open and run the salon, and dividing this amount into categories such as rent, salaries, and product costs.
6. Obtaining necessary permits.
This varies depending on the location of your salon but may include a business license, health permit, or zoning permit.
7. Researching and selecting suppliers.
This includes finding suppliers for products, furniture, equipment, and other necessary items. It is important to compare prices and quality when selecting suppliers.
8. Selecting staff and training them.
This includes interviewing potential employees and training them on how to provide quality service to customers.
9. Establishing payment methods.
This includes setting up systems for accepting payments, such as cash or credit card, and determining the price range of services offered.
10. Designing a website or online presence.
This includes creating an online presence with a website, social media accounts, and other digital tools to promote the salon.
11. Promoting the salon to potential customers.
This includes advertising the salon through local businesses or organizations as well as using digital tools like email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). It also includes hosting events or offering special promotions to attract new customers.