Even if you like where you’re working, it’s always good to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong that’s beyond your control. Salons are businesses, and businesses go out of business, or they’re sold to new owners who want to hire new staff or take the place in a different direction. Sometimes your current salon won’t let you perform the sorts of services you’re interested in, or provide the sort of client care that’s best for you and your customers. Sometimes, no matter how much you like working at a place, the cost of renting a chair there makes it difficult to keep enough of your own money to make a decent living at the end of the day.
All of the above scenarios could lead to the desire—or the need—to jump ship to another salon. Sometimes, no matter how much you enjoy your workplace, you need to leave it behind you. But if you find yourself in a similar situation to the above, don’t just move from one salon chair to another—consider moving to your very own mini salon suite.
Maybe you’ve never considered being your own boss and going into business for yourself, but there are many reasons to think about it when it comes time to make a change in your life. When you own your own mini salon suite, you have more control over your clients, the services you offer, and your income. There are many great salons in Lawton—you probably already work at one of them!—but until you open your own, you’ll always be at the mercy of others. When you own your own salon suite, however, you’ll be in charge.
For example, when you own your own salon suite, you’ll be able to charge your customers what you think your services are worth, and up-sell any additional services you provide instead of handing off coloring or brow waxing to another aesthetician. Not only that, but you can also sell product at a higher margin, meaning your motivation to cross-sell will be rewarded and reflected in your own bottom line.
And speaking of those products, you won’t be limited in what products you can sell when you run your own mini salon. You’ll decide what deals to put in place, what brand lines to offer your clientele. You’ll know best what they want, and you’ll sell those items at a price point that will tempt them.
Once you start thinking about owning your own mini salon in Lawton, you may find that you start thinking about lots of little things you would change about your current salon if you could. Maybe you think you’d do a better job managing than your current manager. Maybe you think you could set better hours of operation. Maybe you see ways you could be retaining more clients, or generating better word of mouth. Maybe you see ways you could provide better customer care, or don’t like the lack of unity among your coworkers. Or maybe you’re just sick of mandatory meetings! Whatever the case might be, a mini salon suite might well be the right place for you to move, when you’re ready to move.