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3 Mistakes That Every Beauty Salon Owner Should Avoid

Business Blunders impact the footfall and evenly, create the brand image in the market.
BY Jaspreet Kaur
Feature Writer, BusinessEx
Dec 21,2018

The beauty and wellness industry is a market, where small as well as big enterprises evenly compete. Competence, experience and capital investment are strands which govern the future course of the business in the industry. Like other endeavours, a beauty salon also takes time to set the ball rolling. For new business, it is invariably difficult to keep the business afloat for the next five years. If the salon owner makes poor decisions and loses garnered finances. Then, it is indeed certain that the business owner lacks enterprising skills.

Other than this, there are a plethora of mistakes that salon owners commit in the crucial years of the business. Some of the reasons that beget downward course in the business are: splurging on the unnecessary items, not purveying quality services, and lack of marketing. All in all, failed enterprises lag behind in the competition and cannot attain success.    

3 Mistakes That Should Be Avoided By Salon Owners   

Abundant purchases, poor decision-making and turning deaf to customers’ complaints are some mistakes that break the customers. For keeping the customer rapport intact, the salon owners should revere the customers and foster warm relations with them. This can indeed be done by averting following mistakes.   

  1.    Employing Unqualified And Unskilled People

Recruiting the right candidate for the salon is imperative for the business. After all, the hired staff ultimately purveys services to the customers and in turn, builds the image of the company in the market. Therefore, the salon owner should choose hairstylists, nail artists and other employees after the background check.

The salon owner should ascertain if the particular employee’s attitude is warm towards the customers. Further, it should be viewed if the employee is rendering services as per the customer’s demand or else, putting personal wills over others. Many times, customers get dissatisfied if the salon’s staff doesn’t purvey services in accord with their wishes. This distorts the image of the salon and begets bad reviews from the customers. To avoid this scenario, the salon owner should thoroughly examine the candidates' skills and knowledge at the time of the interviews.    

  1.    Not Emphasizing On Quality While Initiating The Salon

The cost of establishing the salon is moderate and hence, anyone can initiate the business by recruiting skilled employees as well as purchasing furniture. In the beginning, many salon owners refrain splurging money on luxury items and advanced equipment. Buying business requisites for the salon business is not sufficient; the salon needs to look classy as well.

Embellishing the interior and utilizing advanced equipment increases the standard of the salon. It draws a good impact on the outsiders and thus, increases footfall. Furthermore, the salon owners should buy top-notch skincare, hair care and hair styling products. Implementing these products would give better results to the customers and draw likings for the product as well as the salon.

  1.    Not Forming A Distinct Brand Image And Name

The beauty and wellness industry embraces small as well as large salons; therefore, the competition is tough. To keep the business afloat, the salon needs to work on various elements, from business outline to creating a distinct name. In the market, the brand’s image really matters and thus, the salon owner needs to decide out logo designs, brand name and so on.

While deciding on the name, the salon owner should pay heed to minute details such as selecting an easy brand name, creating a modern logo design and emphasizing on the marketing. These things ultimately entice customers and increase footfall in the dawning period.

Try avoiding the above-mentioned mistakes in the salon business.  

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