If you’re a barber seeking to launch your own business and open your own barbershop you likely have three choices to consider: booth rental, renting a salon suite, or opening a brick-and-mortar barbershop. Booth rental is becoming less and less popular every year, and the cost of opening a traditional barbershop is extremely high. As a business owner, you’ll also need to manage other barbers and personnel, monitor profitability, and assume the risks that come with running a business with multiple moving parts.
Salon suites have become increasingly popular due to their combination of independence and ease of management. In the last decade, over 2,000 salon suites have opened nationwide to meet the growing demand for turnkey beauty spaces. Barbers have also been a growing group within the salon suite industry as many barbers are realizing it’s much safer and easier to open their barbershop as a sole proprietor rather than taking on a big investment and managing employees, which also takes them away from their craft and puts them into the office instead of behind the chair.
When choosing a salon suite to rent, it’s important to select one that reflects your expertise and experience. IMAGE Studios is the top choice for beauty professionals and barbers and hair stylists, offering numerous benefits, including:
Cost savings: Renting a salon suite is often more affordable than renting retail space in a strip mall or shopping center, as you only pay for your own space. This can be especially attractive for new businesses or those just starting out.
Flexibility: Salon suites offer more flexible lease terms compared to traditional leases. IMAGE Studios also allows you to share a studio with another professional.
Opportunity to create your own brand: As a salon suite entrepreneur, you have full control over your schedule, pricing, and services offered. You can choose your own clients and build your own client base, rather than being assigned clients by a salon owner. This allows you to create a unique brand and identity for your business.
Ability to grow: When you start your own business at a salon suite like IMAGE Studios, you are located in a high-traffic salon with a diverse range of professionals, including estheticians, nail artists, makeup artists, massage therapists, eyebrow threaders, and permanent makeup artists. By networking with other beauty pros, you can potentially receive referrals and vice versa, providing valuable opportunities for growth.
Access to amenities: Many salon suites come equipped with basic amenities like chairs and mirrors, saving you time and cost in setting up your own workspace. Some salon suites may also offer additional amenities like a reception area or private bathroom, making your business more efficient and convenient for you and your clients.
In conclusion, IMAGE Studios can be a great choice for ambitious hair stylists seeking to start their own business. It offers cost savings, flexibility, the opportunity to create your own brand, and access to amenities that can make your business more efficient and convenient. To find an IMAGE Studios near you, visit our locations page.