Are you ready to be your own boss without traditional salon ownership? Salon suite concepts empower independent beauty professionals like yourself to own a business without the overhead and risks usually associated with conventional business ownership. At iStudio Salons, you are in control of your business and entire customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you as you contemplate become a salon suite owner.

Consider Clientele Before Opening a Salon Suite

Starting your own business is a big step and comes with responsibility. But you shouldn’t let that deter you from becoming a salon suite owner. First, you should consider your clientele. Beauty professionals with an established clientele thrive in salon suite environments. Chat with your clients ahead of time to get an idea of how many would follow you. Many professionals at iStudio Salons share their only regret about opening a studio was not getting started sooner!

Choosing Your Salon Suite Location

Location is everything. You should consider the salon suite’s proximity to your current salon and where your clients live. When you stay close to the area, it makes your clients more inclined to follow you. Also, you should consider if the location will be appealing to attract new clientele. iStudio Salons offers 12 convenient locations in Central Florida, South Florida, and Indiana with great studio and building amenities.

Set Yourself Up for Success

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” – Alexander Graham Bell

Get the tools you’ll be using into place before moving to a salon suite. For instance, if you are transitioning from a salon with a receptionist, consider using an online booking tool such as Square or Acuity Scheduling to help with scheduling appointments. We provide business website profiles, and discounted business tool discounts help support independent beauty professionals with their business needs. It’s also good to determine your hours, services, and pricing before opening your business.

Take Care of the Business Details

Before you get going with your beauty business, you’ll need to obtain the applicable business tax receipts and general liability insurance. To make business ownership easy, we provide you with an iSuccess Guide to help you accomplish these tasks and more.

Personalize Your Studio

Once you’ve selected your studio, one of the most exciting things is decorating your studio. iStudio Salons studios come with high-end styling chair, anti-fatigue mat, shampoo bowl, mirror and custom cabinetry. Determine if you’ll need any additional equipment and enjoy the freedom of personalizing your studio to reflect your style and brand.

Marketing Your Business

As a salon suite owner, you’ll want to leverage marketing and social media tools to stay connected with current clientele and to reach new clients. Maintain a strong online presence with social media platforms. iStudio Salons’ business website profiles increase beauty professionals’ visibility and add exposure to potential new clientele. We also provide marketing support to help you along the way.

If you have an established clientele and the desire to be your own boss, it sounds like opening a salon suite would be an excellent option for you. Believe in yourself and talent, and you’ll be well on your way to having your clients follow you on your journey to independence!

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