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The real pros (& cons) of renting a Salon Suite

Updated: May 29

A salon suite is the perfect middle ground between renting a booth and managing a multi-chair salon team. It's a private, micro-salon where you can run your business independently.

Renting a salon suite is a thrilling move for beauty professionals who crave independence and control over their careers. But it's not without its challenges.

In this blog post, we’re diving into the pros and cons of renting a salon suite, so you can make a smart, informed decision. Ready to see if this path is right for you? Let’s go!

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Having your own suite provides:


  • Privacy

  • Control over your environment

  • Control over your selection of products

  • The choice to sell retail items

Flexibility in your:

  • schedule

  • prices

  • clientele

  • services

and the financial benefits of

  • higher profit margins

  • available tax deductions

  • maintenance and utilities being taken care of for you

Salon Suites offer a more personalized environment that you may be seeking outside of your current salon space and you have the luxuries of taking time off without requesting it and setting a schedule that works for you.

But with all of this benefit of autonomy, also comes a lot of responsibility:

The potential drawbacks will look like:

Self-Management and operational responsibilities:

  • Spending more time scheduling and communicating with clients directly

  • Restocking products and equipment

  • Marketing for yourself to bring in new leads

  • Maintaining Salon licensures, entities, and insurances

Financial responsibility:

  • Start-up costs

  • Fixed-Rent with no paid time off

  • Paying your taxes (& don't forget sales tax)

or even personal things like the isolation of working solo and preferring an open salon environment.

Renting a salon suite is a game-changer for beauty professionals ready to take the reins of their careers. It's your chance to create a personalized, profitable business on your terms. But let's be real: it's not all rainbows and sunshine. It demands significant responsibility and effort. Weighing the pros and cons is crucial to determine if this path aligns with your professional goals and personal circumstances. With the right planning and dedication, a salon suite can transform into a rewarding and successful venture!

So, are you ready to step up and make it happen?


About the blog

Hi, I'm Juli! Stylist, Salon Suite co. Owner, and your personal guide to getting your suite right the first time.

 I'm here to bring ease into your journey of salon ownership by sharing my 10+ years of lessons learned.

Interested in working together? I'm launching a new program for Suite renters designed to give you a triple-threat advantage and help grow your business.

Learn more about The 3-Step Framework and get notified when my books open!

Go get 'em,

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