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  • What Does it Take to Become an Esthetician

    • Esthetics

    Being a licensed esthetician is a rewarding career for those that love to work with people, heal others, and educate their clients on healthy skin care techniques. What does it take to become an esthetician though? Some of the top skills that make for a great esthetician are problem solving,...

  • The Difference Between Esthetic and Aesthetic

    • Esthetics

    Estheticians and Aestheticians are both licensed skin care specialists. The words get interchanged so often, it’s fairly common that the terms are interchangeable. However, the technical difference is important to know.  Estheticians focus on the cosmetic practice of caring for...

  • Free Download: Salon & Spa Business Plan Template

    Mission Statement Immediate purpose of your salon & spa business and goals within the next year. Executive Statement Include goals, value proposition and divide your statement into sections of opportunity, financial expectations, and intentions. Customer Analysis  Identify the...

  • Free Template: Salon & Spa Service Menu

    A salon & spa service menu is a list of the services that your beauty salon & spa offers. Typically a list of services, with short descriptions and prices for each. Take the time to ensure that your menu stands out and speaks for your brand.  Your salon & spa service menu...

  • Tips for Hiring Your Salon & Spa Staff

    When it comes time to hire your salon & spa staff, it can be a struggle to find people with the qualifications, work well with others, and represent your salon & spa well. Prior to placing the recruitment ad, have in mind what qualifications the candidates will need and that you are...

  • What Software Do You Need for Your Salon & Spa

    The right salon & spa software could make or break your small business. Having the best software for appointment booking, point of sale, and salon & spa management is relative. What is the best software for one salon & spa owner to manage their salon & spa, may not work for the...

  • Guide to Retail Sales in Your Salon & Spa

    Now that you have your salon & spa estetic nailed down, now it’s time to determine what type of products to sell in your salon & spa! You have clients that trust you with their hair, so why wouldn’t they trust you with suggesting products? Take that trust one step further to...

  • Create a Marketing Plan for Your Salon & Spa

    Creating an effective beauty salon & spa marketing plan can save time, money, gain new clients, and boost revenue for your salon & spa.  While it can be easy to get lost in the weeds when developing a marketing plan for your salon & spa business, start with the big picture first...

  • How to Create a Business Plan for Your Salon & Spa

    A business plan for your salon & spa is crucial to plan for success. A business plan will help you to determine what you want your salon & spa to offer, where you want to take your salon’s growth, boost your salon & spa business’s productivity, direction, and help you make...

  • What Type of Salon & Spa Should You Open

    Deciding what type of salon & spa business to open can be daunting. There are a few factors that you may want to consider; your hair salon experience, esthetic, your budget, and the demographics within the area you are opening. The decision to open a successful salon & spa has more than...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Salon & Spa

    While the exact cost to open a salon & spa can vary depending on your particular business model and goals, we can help determine a rough estimate to get going!  Salon & Spa Loans and Financing If you choose to take out loans to open your salon & spa, there will be monthly...

  • Free Checklist: Equipment Needed for Hair Salons

    It can be daunting when deciding what you need before opening your salon & spa. You must think about not only what is needed for stylists, but also the reception area, and clients! When choosing the perfect hair care retail products, take the time to make sure that they will fit your salon and...

  • 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...

  • What Kind of Insurance Does my Salon & Spa Need

    Insurance is peace of mind. Things happen and having the right types of insurance for your salon & spa will protect you, your employees and customers against liability, accidents, and damage. There are many things that can go wrong in a salon & spa and it’s important to protect...

  • Budgeting for Your Salon & Spa - Understanding Monthly Expenses

    The budget for your salon & spa is basically the financial plan portion of your business plan. The budget will help you to forecast revenue and what you have to spend.  How Much Does it Cost to Open a Salon & Spa Costs should be less than revenue. This seems like a given, however...

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