Whether you’ve been in the beauty industry for years or you’re just getting started, running your own in-home salon may have crossed your mind. You can have more flexibility with your hours, not have to commute to a salon, and other added benefits. However, before you open an in-home salon, there are several things you’ll need to consider.
At Beauty and Bodywork Insurance, we provide salon owners with salon and spa insurance, but we also offer professional advice. Today we’ll cover three specific things you need to consider when deciding whether or not to provide in-home salon services.
Be Aware of In-home Salon Requirements
One of the most important things to think about with an in-home salon is the requirements you’ll need to meet in order to open. This will vary depending on the state where the salon will be located. For example, New York requires in-home salon owners to have a separate bathroom for the salon, i.e. no one else except for salon guests can use this bathroom.
Because the requirements differ by state, you’ll have to do some research to see what is required for where you live. You can do this by contacting your cosmetology state board and asking them what in-home salon requirements need to be met so you can provide your. Take a look at this list to see the state board directory.
*Note: Keep in mind that on the business front of owning a salon, you will also need to file your salon’s taxes. Read through what documents you need to file your salon’s taxes to learn more.
Purchase Salon Insurance
If you’ve worked for a salon in the past and didn’t need individual insurance, this step may be new to you. If you own an in-home salon, you will need salon insurance. Beauty and Bodywork Insurance has partnered with Hiscox to get you top-notch salon insurance. You can request a quote today to see how much it will cost you. Having salon insurance can protect your business property, tools and equipment, and business assets in case an accident occurs. Insurance provides a financial safety net and helps you do what you love with peace of mind. Salon insurance is a necessity if you plan on running your own in-home salon.
Maintain a Clean Salon
When providing in-home salon services, you’ll be the one in charge of making sure the salon is always clean. When renting a booth at a salon or working at a salon, you likely have to clean up your booth, but when running your own salon, you will need to make sure the entire salon remains clean. This means you’ll need to sweep multiple times a day, clean the bathroom whenever needed, empty all the trash cans, etc.
Being in charge of keeping the salon clean—on top of taking care of your clients and making sure your schedule is full—can be a time-consuming task. Before starting your own in-home salon, make sure you can take on cleaning the salon by yourself. Take a look at this blog to learn how you can keep your salon clean.
We Wish You Success!
We hope you learned something new about starting your own in-home salon. Check with your cosmetology state board for local requirements, purchase salon insurance, and make sure you can keep your salon clean. For more tips on how to start a salon in your home, take a look at this article. We wish you the best of luck with your beauty career!
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