The hair business is a growing industry.  Even in difficult economic times, there is still a need and a demand for a quality hair salon that can pamper, provide health services and simply meet the needs of the public.  Opening your own hair business may be one of the most profitable things that you can do. This type of business requires more than just a hair washing sink and hairdryer, though.  It takes planning, funding, marketing and it takes meeting specific requirements set in place by the local governing body. It also requires defining what your company will offer.

What Services Will Your Hair Business Offer?

In today’s hair business, there are more serviced offered than ever.  Each one requires a unique licensing, equipment and professional staff to provide for it.  Yet, many people have found that adding these in-demand services allows their salon to draw in a larger base of clientele.  In fact, depending on your area, you may find that your salon can be a one-stop-shop for all beauty needs. Your customers know that you are the place to go to get their needs meet.

Some of these services include the following.

  • Hair Care:  Most people coming to a hair business expect to receive hair services.  This often includes haircuts, styling, perms, color treatments, relaxers, weaving, highlights, reconstructing and shampooing.  It will become necessary for you to stay up to date on the new styles, methods, and services in hair care. The hair salon that can provide services that are cutting edge will be known as the place to go.
  • Skin Care:  Skincare is a new option offered by many of the more modern salons.  In your hair business, define what, if any, services you will offer in this realm.  This could include facials, waxing services, and massages. Some companies combine spa treatments with hair care, as well.
  • Nail Care:  Nail care is another focus of any hair business.  In fact, people almost expect to be able to get their nails done at the local salon these days.  For nail care, consider offering services such as polishing, manicures, pedicures, nail repair, sculptured nails, and hand conditioning treatments.  Offering acrylics may not be necessary if you do not want it to be.
  • Product Care:  Many enjoy coming to their hair salon to purchase the necessary hair care and body care products they need.  People trust these products to be the best and to offer the best care for their bodies. Will your hair business offer these types of products?  Usually, only selling top of the line products will be necessary. But, providing for all of their product needs will allow you to become a one-stop-shop for beauty products.  Define which companies you will contract with to offer products.

Your hair business is defined by what you want to provide as there is no requirement for you to offer any particular service.  More so, some salons are finding it better to focus on just a handful of services, and therefore to become the best at those services.  Regardless, the goal is to define the services your hair business will offer.