Hair Salon

6 Tips For Starting A Successful Hair Salon (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023

Want to start your own hair salon? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a hair salon:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a hair salon?
-> Pros and cons of a hair salon

Need inspiration?

-> Other hair salon success stories
-> Marketing ideas for a hair salon
-> Hair salon slogans
-> Hair salon names
-> Hair salon Instagram captions

Other resources

-> Blog post ideas for a hair salon

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a hair salon:

#1: Chelle Neff, founder of Urban Betty:

We chatted with with Chelle, founder of Urban Betty ($550K/month). In our interview, Chelle says:

Our salon company had its highest retail sales, service revenue, and new hires from February through April. These records have given me the confidence to put family first and let my staff make decisions independently.

Additionally:

My advice is to get a coach, therapist, guru, business consultant, or someone who can call you on your BS, give you a new perspective, and be your biggest cheerleader.

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#2: Chelle Neff, founder of Urban Betty:

We chatted with with Chelle, founder of Urban Betty ($550K/month). In our interview, Chelle says:

The salon invests around 2% of our gross income every year into Yelp, Google, and Facebook Ads so that we can add videos, categorize our photos on Yelp, and appear at the top of salon search results.

Additionally:

Don’t be afraid to take the reigns and step into your own power. When I first opened my salon, I didn’t want to be in charge of anyone. I was only 27 and the thought of telling others what to do terrified me.

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#3: Chelle Neff, founder of Urban Betty:

We chatted with with Chelle, founder of Urban Betty ($550K/month). In our interview, Chelle says:

If it weren’t for a local non-profit that helped me with funding, I wouldn’t be here today. I am excited to be that person one day for all the up and coming female entrepreneurs!

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#4: Chelle Neff, founder of Urban Betty:

We chatted with with Chelle, founder of Urban Betty ($550K/month). In our interview, Chelle says:

Since last year, our revenue has grown 33%, and we are trending to hit 6 million in revenue for 2022.

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