I can't stand bad hair days! If this statement rings true and you enjoy working with people — consider solving this problem by starting your own hair salon or esthetics business. It doesn't matter if you live in a rural or an urban setting, people just love to be pampered. You could use your skills and creativity to satisfy this need in your region.

Statistics Canada estimates that Canadian households spend over 8 million dollars a year on personal grooming services. Some of the services include:

  • Cosmetician
  • Hairstylist and barbers
  • Electrologist
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist

One of the benefits of opening this type of business is that it could be a home-based business. This is a convenient way to allow more flexibility for family priorities, save on commuting time, and save money on commercial leases. You will need to research municipal zoning regulations to see if this is feasible in your area.

You could also open a salon and cater to the needs of your clients in a more formal setting. It could be exciting to design and plan the look, functionality and décor of your own business location. Having a convenient location and comfortable space for your clients will certainly make them want to come back.

Another option could be to offer in-home services for your clients. This would be a great service for seniors or people who may be house-bound or for which mobility is an issue. If you offer convenient and personal customer service, your clients are sure to become repeat customers and they may also tell their friends and acquaintances. Word of mouth advertising can spread the news about your services and in turn increase your client base.

There are many things to consider before starting a hair salon or esthetics business but we can get you started with our Personal care services start-up checklist.  More questions? Don't let starting a business become a hair-raising experience contact us today.