A career in hair styling can be a very lucrative career for those who are creative and have the basic training as a hairstylist. However, it is not always easy to own a hair salon or start a hair styling business from the scratch. There is huge starting up costs that may seem overwhelming for a fresh graduate from a hair styling school. Also, there is a daunting risk of uncertainty. In order to overcome these problems, most hair stylists usually take up a job as a paid professional at an established hair salon. By such, they earn a fixed wage for the service they provide to the salon’s customers. While this can be a good source of steady income, there is very little scope for growth. If you are someone who is confident of his or her hair styling skills and wants to make the most of it but are unable to start on your own from scratch, then renting a booth in a hair salon is a better option.
Booth rental is a very profitable alternative for hairstylist. Under this option, a hairstylist can conveniently rent a small private space for himself in a well established salon. In return for the small space, the hairstylist will need to pay the salon owner a certain amount as rent. However, what he will earn is all the money he makes by providing his service to the clients. This usually works out to be much higher than the wages a hairstylist would otherwise earn if he is employed by the hair salon.
There are various financial benefits of renting a booth provided that the hairstylist has an established list of loyal customers. A hair stylist who wants to operate from a booth in any hair salon must first connect with his or her potential and established customers. Like any other beauty care service, the success of a hairstylist depends largely on the personal relationship of the hair stylist with the customer. Only hairdresser who has outstanding working relationship with his clients will benefit by renting a booth at a salon. In order to market and promote yourself, you may use various strategies. Sending out regular text messages to your clients, offering them discounts and displaying your name outside the salon where you have rented a booth are some of the ways of promoting your business. Social networking remains to be one of the most common and most dependable methods of promoting hair styling business.
Working at a hair salon will involve you to only service the clients however, when you hire a booth; you will have the extra responsibility of establishing a good relationship with the clients, pay the rent, promoting business, etc. Renting a booth is hence recommended for those who will be able to handle the extra responsibilities. If you have questions about booth rental or salon business start-up contact me at www.facebook.com/charlottehowardfanpage