If you’re a nail artist interested in starting your own business you’re likely weighing your options between booth rental, salon suite rental, or opening a traditional brick and mortar nail salon. However, booth rental is becoming less popular and opening a traditional salon can be incredibly expensive. Running a business with many moving parts also involves managing other artists and staff, managing profitability, and taking on risk.
Salon suites are a popular choice as they provide the independence of being a business owner without the stress and risk of managing employees. In the past decade over 2,000 salon suite locations have opened across the country to meet the growing demand for turnkey beauty suites.
When choosing a salon suite as a nail artist it’s important to select one that aligns with your level of expertise and experience. IMAGE Studios is the top choice for beauty professionals and hair stylists as it offers several benefits, including:
Cost savings: Renting a salon suite can be more cost-effective than renting a retail space in a strip mall or retail center, as you only pay for your own space instead of a larger rent payment. This is especially appealing for new businesses or those just starting out.
Flexibility: Salon suites typically offer shorter lease terms and IMAGE Studios also allows you to share a studio with another professional for added flexibility.
Building your brand: As a salon suite owner, you have complete control over your schedule, pricing, and services offered, allowing you to build a unique brand and clientele.
Business growth opportunities: IMAGE Studios offers a diverse mix of beauty professionals, including estheticians, nail and lash artists, makeup artists, massage therapists, eyebrow threaders, and more. This allows for networking and cross-referral opportunities for your business.
Access to amenities: Many salon suites come equipped with basic amenities like chairs and mirrors, and some may even offer additional amenities like a reception area or private bathroom for convenience.
A salon suite can be a great option for aspiring nail artists. It offers cost savings, flexibility, and the opportunity to build your own brand, as well as access to helpful amenities.
To find an IMAGE Studios near you, visit our locations page.