Hey, all you beautiful California dreamers! Looking to make a move to the Golden West in your very own IMAGE Studios salon? Ready to unleash your creativity, embrace freedom and find #success as a makeup artist, lash tech or balayage hair stylist?
The IMAGE Salon Suites at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California, could be the golden ticket to achieving your beauty career dreams!
Image Studios doesn’t follow the traditional business model you might see in other San Ramon salons. You know the one: Talented beauty professionals stuck on the rental-chair treadmill, forced to limit their rates and services then fork over a portion of their earnings every week to someone else who owns the salon. Our founder, Jason Olsen, upended that model back in 2009 when he dreamed up a better way.
His vision focused on a community of independent mini-salon owners working together in a beautifully designed space to provide high-end, luxury services to clients in a bustling area that bursts with potential. He also had the foresight to know that this new way of doing things required day-to-day support for these entrepreneurs that would foster ongoing professional growth and lead to long-term success.
The first iteration of his vision became reality in Draper, Utah — and we’ve never looked back! You can now find thriving IMAGE Studios Salon Suites locations across the country from Portland, Oregon, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Waukesha, Wisconsin, to Boca Raton, Florida. Whether you want to open a new balayage hair salon in your own hometown or you’re looking to relocate closer to the beach, the mountains, or a cosmopolitan mecca, there’s an IMAGE Studios near you that can help you discover all the benefits of being your own boss.
Ready to stop tamping down your uniqueness to fit into someone else’s idea of professionalism? You’ve found your tribe, Gorgeous!
As an IMAGE Studios salon owner, you have control over creating your ideal workspace. Love doing hair amid vibrant colors and eye-catching artwork? Work better when you’re surrounded by lush live greenery? Want to give your clients a glam feel with sumptuous furniture and luxe décor? Your San Ramon salon is a clean slate where you can unleash your creativity and build your brand image however you like. In fact, the sheer inventiveness of our salon suite owners inspired our annual Studio Design Awards that reward the most impressive decorative efforts with regional and national recognition.
But your IMAGE Studios balayage hair salon is completely set up for you to start servicing clients before you even begin to decorate. Each salon suite comes equipped with:
All this fabulousness is housed in a secure facility that features breathtaking European design with curved glass walls, open ceilings and luxurious, high-end fixtures. You’ll also enjoy more benefits of renting a salon suite in San Ramon from us, including:
If you’ve done the planning and prep for opening your own salon by checking into the costs involved in renting and renovating hair salons in San Ramon, CA, to include all those amenities, you already know how valuable this kind of support is. And we don’t stop there!
We’ll set you up with professionally designed marketing materials, like grand opening mailers and business cards. You’ll hit the ground running with your own personalized website and GlossGenius, the app that impressed us with its seamless appointment booking and payment processing. Then you’ll feel the day-to-day love as our IMAGE Pro 360 business program helps your entrepreneurial skills grow through live Zoom workshops designed to take your success to the next level. You’ll develop skills and strategies in foundational business practices, like goal setting, honing your social media game and understanding the client experience.
Can you see how starting a salon business with support from IMAGE Studios is the smartest move for balayage hair stylists and other beauty professionals in San Ramon, California? Great! Now you’re ready to dive into the natural beauty, historical drama, world-class culture and family-friendly community that surrounds our San Ramon salons.
Looking for the perfect place to realize all your California dreams? Got a community wish list that includes great schools, affordable housing, loads of outdoor activities, cultural diversity, excellent dining options and easy access to sunny beaches, historical landmarks, wine country and a world-class international airport? Then Image Studios San Ramon salons should def be on your radar. It just might be the perfect place to put down roots and make your mark as an IMAGE Studios balayage hair stylist.
This Bay Area bedroom community packs a lot into just over 18 square miles — including some 3,500 acres of open green space! That amount of area with a population of just under 80,000 people means you’ll have plenty of room to grow your family and your business here without the packed-in feeling of more densely populated California cities.
The first residents of this verdant valley in Contra Costa County were Native Americans, followed by Spanish missionaries who found its lush land perfect for grazing animals. Early settlers from the eastern colonies set up farms here in the 1850s, and the arrival of railroads solidified the village of San Roman in the mid-1860s. Various immigrant groups referred to the town by a variety of names until 1891 when the Southern Pacific Railroad removed ambiguity by sending in its San Ramon Branch Line. The moniker pays homage to the valley’s Hispanic origins, taken from a local creek that was named for a vaquero known as Ramon with the common Spanish honorific “san” added out of respect and custom.
IMAGE Studios salon suites are located in Bishop Ranch, arguably the heart of San Ramon for over 130 years. A lawyer named Thomas Bishop received 960 acres of sprawling farmland for his services in 1891. Generations of the Bishop family raised walnuts, pear trees and herds of sheep on the land while surrounding ranches and townships grew. Even in those early days, San Ramon’s City Hall was a hub for the wider region, hosting dances, plays and school programs for nearby families.
After the I-680 freeway opened in the mid-1960s, Western Electric bought the Bishop Ranch and sparked the valley’s transformation from agricultural powerhouse to suburban paradise. San Ramon incorporated itself as a new city in the 1980s, and the newly reimagined Bishop Ranch continued to thrive as a home for international corporations, like Chevron and Pacific Bell. The 21st century brought renewed vigor to town with the debut of San Ramon’s modern City Hall and City Center Bishop Ranch — a vibrant mixed-use destination inspired by Old World public squares.
Your San Ramon salon at Bishop Ranch connects to world-class dining, shopping and entertainment for every taste and sensibility by way of pedestrian-friendly streets, lush parkways and accessible trails along the shores of nearby Annabel Lake. Caffeine up at Philz Coffee, become the hero of virtual universes at SandBoxVR, pamper your pooch with high-end pet accessories from George, or toast your latest #hairsuccess with friends at Social Affair wine bar and lounge.
This high-traffic area hosts thousands of visitors and commuters every day, making it an ideal spot to build your clientele and create brand identity as a beauty professional. And when you’re ready for a break from your busy day of beautifying others, San Ramon offers nearly limitless opportunities for relaxation and adventure.
Take a swing on the greens of the Bridges Golf Club or take a dance class at the Dougherty Station Community Center. Walk your dog at the Athan Downs community park or walk through history at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Find lakeside beaches within 5 miles for a day of swimming, fishing or boating — and find nearly every West Coast gem within a two-hour drive, from Napa Valley’s wine country to San Francisco’s Bay Bridge to San Jose’s Silicon Valley. In fact, the Oakland International Airport is only a 30-minute drive from San Ramon, bringing the entire globe right to your doorstep.
Ready to make your next entrepreneurial move to the IMAGE Studios San Ramon salons? Catch our vibe in a virtual tour — then reach out by phone or online to schedule an in-person tour. Your brilliant future starts in our San Ramon hair salons, nail salons and balayage hair salons!