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The Cost of Opening a Beauty Salon Business

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beauty salon businessBeauty salon businesses offer services that will never be outdated or go out of style. Furthermore, it does not take years of higher education to run a beauty salon, although an individual will want to get some sort of professional training and a diploma from a well-known beauty school such as Evergreen Beauty College. Following is some important cost related information for those who would like to start a beauty salon.

Estimated Cost of Starting a Beauty Salon Business

The cost of renting a place varies depending on where a person starts his or her business. Some of the many costs involved in starting a salon include:

  • getting a business permit
  • renting or leasing a shop area
  • hiring qualified stylists
  • buying beauty equipment
  • advertising the new salon

Experts estimate that it costs between $5,000 and $10,000 to start a new salon. This does not include the costs of having to pay for employee salaries, health insurance and other ongoing expenses on a monthly basis.

Starting a Beauty Salon Business at Home  

A qualified hair stylist can start a beauty salon business at home. Doing so reduces costs as a person does not have to rent another location, but it does add some new costs and can be a hassle. A person who wants to start an at home business of this nature will need to check into local laws to see if this is permitted in his or her area.

A home salon will also need to have a business license along with all the equipment that a regular salon has. A person who starts a home-based business of this nature should still expect to spend at least $5,000 to start and advertise such a business. If the business grows, then a person will need to hire hair stylists, manicurists, massage therapists and other experts to handle the increased number of clients.

Renting a Chair

Those who are unable to start their own business may want to consider renting a chair from a salon owner. A person who does so only has to pay a certain amount to the salon owner every month; the rest of the money earned goes to his or her own pocket. The costs involved in such a set up are minimal; all an individual needs is a diploma from a beauty college such as Evergreen Beauty College and the willingness to do good work at a reasonable price.

Starting a beauty salon business is doable, but a person should accurately estimate the costs and be sure that he or she can afford to start such a venture. Considering all the venue options is also wise, as the business’ new location will have a large bearing on whether or not it will be successful.


If you want to start your own beauty salon business, you should at least be a qualified hair stylist. Evergreen Beauty College offers beauty courses at affordable rates. In addition to that, they also offer business management courses.

About Sam

Sam has been covering the fashion and beauty industry for over 5 years. Since graduating from the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Sam has almost written exclusively for the web.

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