Tips for Starting a Beauty Salon, from the “Hair Queen”

The “Hair Queen” herself, Suzanne Van Houten, has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years, and has worked as a colorist and stylist during that time. She has also owned her own salon for at least 15 years, so she is pretty knowledgeable on the subject.

Van Houten is interested in helping share her expert knowledge about the beauty field to those thinking about starting their own salons. She always applauds stylists and technicians who are interested in owning their own business, “Congratulations on having that dream!” But then, she gets down to business and asks questions that really probe the person’s suitability for business ownership.

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Don’t Let Your Salon Lose Out to the Competition

The salon services and products arena is a huge multi-billion dollar industry. According to Professional Consultants and Resources (PCR), growth increased 4.1 percent to over $75 billion last year. Salon owners should be rejoicing over this statistic as it presents an incredible opportunity to grow their businesses.

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