You’ve always had that passion for gorgeous locks ever since your mom gave you your first Barbie with her beautiful blonde hair. As an adult, you never outgrew your love for locks, so you decided to leave your boring nine-to-five job, study cosmetology at Collectiv Academy, and eventually open your own blowout bar.
However, you’re still worried that this huge risk will cost you more than just a job. Starting the business might come with some challenges. There are several factors to know before you dive in the hairstyling industry.
The Productive Hours
You were fed up with your day job, but know that salons have longer operating hours. In cities, they typically open at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m., seven days a week. Meanwhile, in rural areas, salons open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During Sundays and holidays, the styling hours follow the regular mall hours, like the Sugar House Center that operates from noon to 5 p.m.
The busiest hours are in the early evening and during lunch, especially for the working individuals. You will also have to meet special schedules for client requests, like weddings.
The Financial Aspect
If you know how to properly manage your finances, your salon will go a long way. Identify profitable activities that will also help increase publicity. You might believe it’s easier to do everything yourself, such as overseeing the finances, managing the hairstylists, and styling clients. However, hiring experienced staff does not only assist in expanding your business; they will also help you make more money.
Getting your own salon might seem like a complicated task, but doing a job you love without anyone bossing you around will be worth the difficulties.