The time was when having your hair done was something only wealthy women did. Today there are salons for everyone, men as well as women, for a myriad of services. Salons and day spas for hair care, facials, manicures and pedicures, cosmetics, tanning, and whole body pampering. It is a burgeoning industry. Here is a list of links to FREE hosted hair salon and day spa sample business plans as well as other resources and products to help you get your business started.

Beauty Salon/Day Spa Business Plans

Looking for inspiration? Check out our FREE Beauty Salon and Day Spa sample business plans. See how others like you got started and turned their business idea into a reality. These plans can be read fully online.

Day Spa Business Plan (Full Plan Online)
Read how Pamperzhou Day Spa positioned itself as a high-end facial and body care spa complementing local hair salons.

Hair and Beauty Salon Business Plan (Full Plan Online)
This sample business plan shows how Trend Setters Hair Studio will position comprehensive beauty treatments as an affordable luxury.

Hair Salon Marketing Plan

Once you’ve decided on the type of business you want to start, you must also plan how you will reach your potential customer market and how you will convince them they want to do business with you. That’s what marketing is all about. Read this sample marketing plan and see how Cranium Filament Reductions targeted its ideal customer base.

Start a Business Resource Kit

Looking for more resources to help you start your hair salon, spa or beauty shop? This free online business planning toolkit includes a presentation by business planning guru Tim Berry, a set of business calculators, sample business plans and more. Launch the toolkit

Additional Sample Business Plans

These additional Hair Salon/Day Spa sample business plans are available in LivePlan.

Hair Replacement and Salon Business Plan
This sample business plan for Herr Haar details how an existing hair-replacement and coloring clinic will expand to a full-service salon in a more visible location.

Executive Summery (excerpt)
Herr Haar is a full service salon dedicated to providing quality services as well as taking care of the whole person. Herr Haar will be superior to other salons in Anytown because of its unique approach to taking care of the client. With the most innovative advancements in hair replacement and other salon services, Herr Haar will stand out from the rest. Currently, no other business in Anytown provides an adequate solution to hair loss problems. Herr Haar’s experienced cosmetologists are committed to filling this niche.

Hair Salon Business Plan
Cranium Filament Reductions is an example of a family hair salon which offers walk-in service at a low cost.

Executive summary (excerpt)
Cranium Filament Reductions is a hair salon that allows the entire family to have their hair needs satisfied in one convenient visit.

Men’s Salon Business Plan
Jonpaul’s business plan is an example of a startup, upscale barber shop which offers a gentlemen’s club ambiance for a premium price.

Executive summary (excerpt)
Jonpaul’s is an upscale old-world gentleman’s barber shop that offers today’s progressive gentlemen a haven where he can sit back, relax and experience the “World Class” art of grooming and services in a gentleman’s club atmosphere, which is masculine and therapeutic. Jonpaul’s is aimed at an exclusive market and a discerning customer base, and will add tremendous value to our community while offering a combination of “World Class Services” not currently being offered by any competitor in the area.

Tanning Salon Business Plan
Find out how experienced entrepreneurs address a dissatisfied market by opening Tropical Tan, a tanning salon focusing on customer service.

Executive summary (excerpt)
Tropical Tan is a start up company seeking financing. Tropical Tan has an experienced management team, excellent location, and sound business strategy. This business plan will highlight Tropical Tan’s needs, market, sales plan, and financial statements.

Hair Salon Start-up Kit

This informative business binder provides the essential knowledge you need to plan and start a hair salon or other beauty salon business. It covers such basics of the salon business as location considerations, facility requirements, personnel needs, legal requirements, finance, marketing, operations, and more. Also included in this start-up kit is a copy of LivePlan software, the world’s best-selling business planning software.

Beauty Shop Industry Research

Get valuable financial intelligence and industry trends for hair salons, and related businesses in a beauty shop industry research report. We provide detailed reports with five years of financials, business ratios, and more. Better yet, our beauty shop industry reports are available at the U.S. national, state, and even county level, so you can really understand the local competitive environment. Start your market research the easy way.

Select and purchase industry research reports for the Beauty Shop Industry, SIC code 7231

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