Everyone loves to be pampered — find out if starting a personal care services business is right for you

December 12, 2016 - Tags: Startup

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.



Posted by Canada.ca on January 3, 2017
Hello Nilufa,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

To determine your eligibility for the Start-up Visa program, please visit the "Determine your eligibility" page. To be eligible to receive a Start-up Visa, you must have the support of a designated organization and meet certain requirements.

You can find more information on investing in Canada and how you can establish a business here on our page "Immigrating to or investing in Canada to start a business". You can also learn the advantages of investing in different regions, and what those provinces and territories have to offer.

If you are interested in searching for Canadian businesses to potentially partner with, you may want to consult the Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) database. This database can help you find and connect with companies across Canada. You can browse by industry and type of service, including personal care services found on the "Other Services" page.

Should you have questions about starting a business in Canada, please visit our website or contact us. Thank you.
Posted by NILUFA on January 1, 2017
I am having Ladies beauty salon Business in Qatar more than 16 years,

Just I would like to know whether Ladies Beauty salon is allowed under START UP VISA program or not?
I look forward to hear soon,

I will provide you all in details if Beauty salon is allowed for above program

With regards,

NILUFA (...)

I have Capital (...) I do not need loan, only supporting paper, can you provide us any information to start business in CANADA?
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