Business Management

Are You Really Ready to Open Your Own Salon?

If you think salon ownership is easy, take this quiz before you make the leap.

Think salon ownership looks easy? Ready to take the plunge? Take this quiz to gain some insight before you make the leap. 

1. You see the role of staff members as...

A. Part of an ever-evolving team with valuable input.

B. They are nail techs. They do nails.

C. Your minions, ready to take orders and carry out whatever you say.


2. You have given serious thought to a business plan and have…

A. Put it in writing.

B. Considered researching how to write it up.

C. What is a business plan again?


3. You have prepared financially by…

A. Paying down personal debt, securing funding, and carefully examining what the real costs will be for the first two or three years.

B. Paying careful attention to what your current salon pays for expenses, supplies, etc.

C. Thinking about how much more money you will be making.


4. How will you cultivate new clients?

A. Target the neighborhood via advertising, encourage word-of mouth, and draw old clients who will seek you out.

B. Most of my clients will probably follow me.

C. I’m so good and the salon will be so great that the clients will just flock in the door.


5. When designing the salon you…

A. Consider profit per square foot, tech and client needs, and retail integration.

B. Have a pretty good eye for décor and can arrange the stations yourself.

C. Put some stations against the wall. What’s there to design?


6. Your relationship with others is important. You…

A. Realize it is more important to understand the situation than it is to be right. This helps in building trusting relationships.

B. You get along well with most people.

C. It’s not really important what they think. I’m going to be the boss.

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