How to Start a Beauty Salon From Home

Working from home in your very own salon is a dream come true for many.

If you aren’t sure how to start a beauty salon from home, it is actually simpler than you might think.

Get the Training You Need

Unless you have already studied, you will probably need to take a few courses. Even those who are naturals in beauty will find that an education can help them perfect their skills. Look for a cosmetology school that fits your needs. Not everyone is able to attend school full time, so you may need something that will allow you to work as needed to fund your education.

Legal Requirements for Starting a Beauty Salon from Home

Depending on where you live, you may not be zoned to run a home business. If you are, check that you are able to set up a salon. In most cases, this will be permitted.

Fund Your Setup

You may already have the money to set up a salon in your home. However, if you don’t, that shouldn’t stop you. There are several options, including:

  • Crowdfunding through a site like Kickstarter
  • Taking out a loan
  • Taking on an extra job

It may take a while for the money to come in, but this is all part of becoming an entrepreneur.

Decide What Services to Offer

You can offer a range of services or just focus on a select one or two that you enjoy. Not only should you do what you like and are good at, but choose services that are in demand.

Some of the in demand services include the following:

  • Facials
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Hair styling
  • Haircuts
  • Makeovers
  • Body wraps
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair relaxers
  • Anti-aging processes

It’s also a good idea to decide what level of service you will offer. For example, it could be a high end, boutique type salon, or a more affordable place where anyone can get beauty treatments. The choice is yours.

Buy The Required Beauty Salon Supplies

You will need at least one salon chair for your home salon. You will also need to invest in some equipment for the various services you plan to offer.

Once you are all set up and have the permits you need, you can start promoting your business. Get on social media, tell your friends and consider taking out some ads in local publications. With a little hard work, you can start your own beauty salon from home and live your dream.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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