About the Industry -
Salon suites facilities represent the direction of the beauty industry now and for the foreseeable future. A salon suite allows individual personal services industry professionals (stylists, estheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, etc.) to take control of their careers, manage their own business, and increase their bottom line, while providing the facility operator an opportunity for a consistent cash flow with minimal ongoing effort and no required background in the beauty industry. Salon suites operators do not manage a hair or beauty salon with the traditional salon “issues” (politics, employees, clientele, customer scheduling, product management, payroll, gossip, drama, etc.). Rather, a salon suites operator is a property manager that provides a facility for independent cosmetology professionals to operate. Sometimes it requires a little hand-holding and management, but not the drama and effort of managing a large salon.
So, what’s the problem?
A salon suites facility is relatively easy to run and manage with minimal day-to-day effort once it is operational and the suites have been leased. Getting there is the challenge! There are many parameters for the initial establishment of a facility (from site selection and building specification requirements, lease negotiations, and financial structuring to facility design, marketing and operations) that can make or break your success, and knowing what those are and how to account for them is critical. Salon suites franchises will help you through this process, but at an enormous cost. (Click here for franchise cost details.)
Suites Consulting Group -
That’s where Suites Consulting Group comes in. Partners in SCG have years of experience in designing, building, and operating salon suites facilities, and offer real-world experience to guide you through the process of establishing your own functional, efficient, and profitable facility, at a fraction of the cost of a franchise and with zero ongoing franchise expenses. Our position is that establishing a salon suites facility is difficult, but running one is comparatively easy. Competent facility owners don’t require additional ongoing support, and certainly don’t need to pay for it.
At SCG, we don't just hold an expensive one-day seminar and then turn you loose to figure things out for yourself. We are there every step of the way, from initial financial and site selection analysis, through lease structuring and negotiations, facility design and construction, to marketing and day-to-day operations, all for a fraction of what a typical franchisor will charge.
Stumbling blocks -
For some, the establishment of a salon suites facility seems like an easy, straight-forward exercise with few dilemmas and no obvious stumbling blocks. The reality is that, after years of design and operation of salon suites facilities, we understand that there are many hidden complications that can make or break your business. Addressing these issues up front will provide a major component to an operator's long-term success.