Registering Your Salon & Spa, Applying for Permits, and More

Congratulations on your decision to open your own salon & spa! Before you can start getting to the fun parts of being a salon owner, it’s important to first make sure that you’ve got all of the necessary permits and licenses that you will need to run your salon. Without these, you could find yourself in trouble with the law, or unable to open in the first place. 

Take the time to look into what you need in your specific state and city. Every state and city local government has their own licensing requirements and permit applications. The exact permits and licenses that you need in one state, town, or city might be different from those that you would need if you were to open your salon & spa somewhere else. Consider all of these factors when deciding where you want to locate your salon & spa as well as what salon & spa services your beauty salon & spa will offer. 

Key Licenses and Permits:

  • Cosmetology License
  • Salon Retail Seller Permit (if you plan to sell retail products)
  • Salon Business Operation License 
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Building Permits

Not sure where to start figuring out what may be needed for your salon & spa? Here is a good start:
Small Business Administration (SBA)
City and State Chamber of Commerce 

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