Hey there, beautiful cheeseheads! If you’re a hairstylist, barber, esthetician, massage therapist, MedSpa professional, nail technician, microblading artist, lash technician or makeup artist in Wisconsin, an IMAGE Studios salon in Waukesha could be your golden opportunity for #beautysuccess!
We make it our business to empower entrepreneurs in the beauty business, so you can finally experience all the benefits of being your own boss without the hassle and expense of going it alone. IMAGE salon suites in Waukesha Wisconsin are ready and waiting to take your beauty skills to the next level with the high-end look you deserve and the resources you need to make your dazzling future a gorgeous reality.
At our core, IMAGE Studios is a community of beauty professionals realizing their dreams and supporting each other’s growth. When Jason Olsen founded this company in 2009, he had seen far too many talented beauty pros stuck in a rental-chair rut — you know the one, where your fees and services are limited, your schedule is determined by someone else, and every month you fork over a portion of your earnings to the same someone.
He saw a better way, one that helped entrepreneurs become independent salon owners who work together in a high-end facility in an area bursting with potential, providing luxury services to an ever-growing clientele while sharing insights, tips and resources with like-minded professionals. Then he upped the ante by providing educational support through the IMAGE Pro Success program that delivers structured training on crucial business and marketing practices that grow your professional skills and ensure both professional and personal success.
We’re proud of our community, which now includes hundreds of locations across the country where thousands of talented, committed, and creative beauty pros are living the dream of owning a business and driving their own futures.
Our mission at IMAGE is to help you start a salon with business support that’s more than just lip service. Each IMAGE Studios salon comes fully equipped with everything you need to begin serving clients on Day One. Your space includes:
All these amenities are housed in a gorgeous facility that features contemporary European design with curved glass walls, modern open ceilings and luxurious fixtures. A facility manager takes mundane tasks off your plate, like making sure the building is secure and the large, onsite restrooms are kept clean. Your benefits as an IMAGE Studios salon suite owner also include:
If you tried to buy, renovate and open a salon in Waukesha like this on your own, the costs would be overwhelming. But these are all included benefits of renting a salon suite with IMAGE — and there’s more!
Our Waukesha salons are the clean slate on which you can create your brand or express your unique vision of an ideal workspace. Fill your Waukesha salon with vibrant colors, lush greenery, unique artwork or sumptuous furnishings. We love seeing our entrepreneurs unleash their creativity so much that we reward the most impressive designs with our annual Studio Design Awards. It’s our way of recognizing your artistic efforts, inspiring the newcomers to our beauty collective and demonstrating that we’re committed to helping you every step of the way!
An IMAGE salon Waukesha location puts you in the heart of Wisconsin’s Lake Country — and in the proverbial catbird’s seat for family-friendly suburban living with easy access to urban amenities and international travel.
Whether you’re a Dairy State native or a beauty pro looking to relocate to the lush Great Lakes Region, Waukesha is worth a top spot on your list. This affluent suburb of Milwaukee and the seat of Waukesha County merges a rich history with a vibrant future in its charming and walkable downtown. It’s surrounded by green spaces yet less than a half-hour’s drive from the bustling metropolis of Milwaukee.
The Dairy State has a lot more to offer than cheese – but if you go weak in the knees for a good hand-crafted cheddar or muenster, know that your hair salon in Waukesha WI is within a 2-hour drive of six historic Wisconsin cheese shops.
Here are three reasons why a hair, lash, makeup or nail salon in Waukesha makes good sense for your future as your own boss:
Even though nearly 73,000 people live in Waukesha, its 25 square miles include over 1,100 acres of parkland that covers some 50 individual parks. The Fox River runs directly through downtown, and both visitors and locals make good use of it! A lovely 3-mile paved path allows walkers, bikers, roller skaters and joggers to follow its shores amid gorgeous landscaping. More adventurous types can paddle the river in kayaks or canoes. Frame Park sits on the river’s west bank and offers a full day of family-friendly fun with playground equipment, restrooms, a fenced baseball diamond, picnic areas, formal gardens to stroll and a boat ramp.
Mixed into these green spaces is a vibrant downtown and well-developed network of suburban neighborhoods. Downtown Waukesha features beautifully preserved historic architecture, including the Putney Block from the High Victorian era, the New Putney Block in splendid Queen Anne style and the Masonic Temple in a stately Classic Revival design. Many historic buildings along Main and South streets were built with distinctive Waukesha limestone.
Stroll the pleasant streets to find a wide array of murals and other public art — like huge guitar sculptures that pay homage to Gibson legend and favorite native son, Les Paul — while you shop for anything from balloons and chocolate to fair-trade clothes and jewelry to artisanal hot sauces and whimsical whoopee cushions. Choose from over 48 craft beer selections on tap at Magellan’s on Main street or tap into your inner Pinball Wizard while sipping an alcohol-infused slushie at BrewCade Pub. When your appetite calls, dine in high style, casual comfort or something in between at more than two dozen downtown Waukesha eateries.
Outside the city, more green space beckons. A mere 15 minutes north lies Pewaukee Lake and a wealth of opportunities for wet and wild water fun! If you’re into fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving or splashing through a beautiful Midwest summer, you’ll find it all here.
Waukesha County is home to one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Wisconsin. Plus, the city of Waukesha boasts a 92.8% high school graduation rate and low cost of living amid a temperate Midwest climate — and it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the region.
Major national employers in Waukesha County include GE Healthcare, Milwaukee Tool, Kohl’s Corp. retail headquarters and SafWay Group manufacturing. Regional powerhouses in the area like Carroll University, VJS Construction and Bradley Corporation also help ensure a steady stream of potential to build your clientele and create brand identity here.
As for culture, Waukesha is positively brimming with art, music, theater and more creativity. From cooking classes to tribute bands, community theater productions to Christmas Caroling for a Cause, there’s always something entertaining going on in this region. Take your summer lunch breaks at the Waukesha County Airport where Food Truck Fridays deliver a close-up look at aircraft mixed with live music and fundraising for local nonprofits. Join an Art Crawl on the first Saturday of March, May, August, October and December to get an eyeful of unique artwork, purchase something special and support the local artist community.
Situated in Wisconsin’s southwest corner, Waukesha lets you put down roots in a safe and friendly suburban community while giving you easy access to major urban centers. In your free time away from your IMAGE Studios salon, you can hop in your car and drive:
Ready to find your freedom, unleash your creativity and step into your success in your very own salon? Waukesha studios are leasing now — so catch our vibe in a virtual tour, then take the leap before this opportunity slips away! If you’re in Wisconsin or planning to visit, reach out to us to get all the benefits of touring IMAGE Studios Waukesha salons in person. We can’t wait to see what you can do!