If you’re a beauty professional in Grand Rapids, MI — or a beauty industry entrepreneur with an eye on relocating to the Mitten State— your golden opportunity is here!
An IMAGE Studios salon just might be your ticket to being your own boss and taking control of your success. Read on to see how Hair Stylists, Barbers, Estheticians, Massage Therapists, MedSpa Professionals, Nail Technicians, Microblading Artists, Lash Technicians, Makeup Artists, and others all over the nation are launching their dreams with a little help from IMAGE Studios Salon Suites.
IMAGE Studios is upending the traditional beauty industry paradigm. You know the one — renting a chair in someone else’s salon, giving up control over your prices and the services you can provide, then forking over a portion of your earnings every month.
If you’re tired of feeling frustrated and isolated from your peers on this seemingly endless treadmill, an IMAGE Studios salon suite could be your answer. We’re building communities of mini-salon owners working together in luxury salon suites for rent at reasonable rates in areas across the country that are bursting with potential.
Then we get your back by making sure you have opportunities to move forward with educational opportunities and day-to-day support that paves the way for personal and professional expansion.
At IMAGE Studios, you’re not just another employee or freelancer — you’re the owner of your own independent business, making choices and meeting challenges with efficiency, professionalism and style.
Are you ready to unleash your creativity? Have you been dreaming of the freedom to create a workspace that reflects your brand? Is #success at the top of your vision board?
IMAGE salon suites are the blank canvas on which you are free to express your creativity. We supply everything you need to get started servicing clients right away in a jaw-droppingly modern space with European design, curved glass walls, open ceilings, and luxurious fixtures. Your Grand Rapids salon comes equipped with:
You supply the design inspiration! Go crazy with vibrant paint colors, eye-catching wallpaper, bespoke artwork, lush greenery or sumptuous furnishings. We love seeing all the ways our beauty pros make these spaces their own — and we reward the most inspiring decorative efforts with national and regional Studio Design Awards every year.
Each IMAGE Studios Salon Suites location also features large, onsite restrooms that are maintained by a housekeeping service, as well as building security. As a Grand Rapids salon owner, you’ll also enjoy:
Without the up-front hassles and costs you would normally incur if you opened a traditional salon on your own, IMAGE Studios Grand Rapids makes it easy for you to transition into owning and running your own business. Plus, you’ll hit the ground running with strikingly designed business cards, appointment reminders and other professional marketing materials. We’ll get you set up with your free IMAGE website profile and GlossGenius, the app that impressed us with seamless appointment booking and payment processing. And our support continues with the IMAGE Pro Business Program which brings you live Zoom workshops and educational programs that hone your entrepreneurial skills.
Motu Viget is the motto for Grand Rapids. This saying is latin for “Strength in Activity” and this city strength is ever-increasing. The growing City of Grand Rapids is the second largest in the state of Michigan. It is located in west central Michigan and less than 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. It has been voted as a Top U.S. Travel Destination, as well as one of the best places to live in Michigan. It has deep historic routes, including being home to the nation’s 38th U.S. President.
Grand Rapids is home to one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S. with booming businesses in Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health Sciences. It is home to Steelcase, Herman Miller, Spectrum Health, and the state’s first Meijer location and headquarters. This thriving business community has numerous programs and organizations to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses!
If you are a food lover (Foodie) at heart, Grand Rapids not only holds the title as Beer City USA for its many craft beer locations, but it also has been voted as a Top 20 U.S. Foodie City given the numerous local, casual, and fine dining experiences available to choose from! The many mouth-watering selections range from ethnic foods featuring flavors from all corners of the world to local comfort food reminding you of eating at your Grandmother’s house as a child. There is always something new to try for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper, or yes, even elevenses. The many local coffee shops boast some of the best brews and baristas you will ever experience!
Grand Rapids is a place for entertainment with the 12,000 seat, multi-purpose Van Andel Arena located in downtown Grand Rapids. There are several other venues including The Intersection, GLC Live at 20 Monroe, and DeVos Performance Hall to name a few. Grand Rapids is home to professional opera, symphony, and ballet companies too. And if you are a sports fan, Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, a minor league hockey team. The West Michigan Whitecaps minor league baseball team plays at Fifth Third Ballpark ten minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids. There are many local community festivals and events, including LaughFest, Festival of the Arts, and ArtPrize®.
For your own personal recreation, you don’t have to go far! Grand Rapids has more than 1,800 acres of parkland at more than 120 locations throughout the city, as well as organized recreational sports teams. Within the area are numerous local gyms as well for those that enjoy indoor exercise both in good weather or bad weather. For a taste of the outdoors, you can take a stroll through the John Ball Zoo; take a hike at the Blandford Nature Center with 143 acres of woods, streams, and meadows; or visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, which hosts over 750,000 visitors annually.
Your Grand Rapids IMAGE Studios salon suite is located just south of East Grand Rapids in the Breton South Village Shopping Center, which was voted as a “Best City to Live in” by USA Today. It is a family friendly area that is well trafficked and attractive for the opening of your stunning salon business!
Still craving the professional and personal freedom of taking your creativity off-leash and being your own boss? Catch our vibe in a virtual tour and get the insider scoop in testimonials from other beauty pros who took the leap into being their own boss in an IMAGE Studios salon.
Then seize this opportunity to embrace your potential! We can’t wait to see you thriving and beautifying the world in your very own uniquely lavish salon in Grand Rapids, MI.