Beauty & Wellness

Stories, guides and how-tos for salons and spas

The Legality of The Massage Business In India

The wellness business in India has seen its fair share of police raids over the past few years. These raids often disrupt daily business and casts the entire industry in a bad light. However, being an owner of a massage parlour in India myself, I would like to debunk the shady reputation of the massage business. Read on to find out the true nature of the business and why it is actually more than worth it to start your own business in the massage industry in India. 1. What Is Illegal? These are the massage parlours that pretend to solely offer massage services but actually offer sexual services instead. You have to be careful to stir clear of this path as although it is lucrative, it is highly illegal and you may even get arrested for it. Provide clean services and the police will have no r...

How To Retain Your Lead Hairstylist

Are you a hairdressing business owner concerned about managing and retaining your hairstylists? Many salon owners often seem to struggle the most with employee management. Did you know that the lead hairstylist of your salon is among the most valuable assets of your business? In fact, they can help take care of employee management for you! Here is how to retain your lead hairstylist in just 6 simple steps: 1. Keep Your Hairstylist Happy and Motivated Almost every loss of an employee equates to a loss in clientele. Behind high turnover rates often lie unhappy employees. Identify the needs of your hairstylists and know what motivates them to work. Then, develop a personalised goal plan for your hairstylist. Tailor rewards, incentives, and your broader vision accordingly with the goal plan. F...

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spa Industry

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spa Industry Entering any new market is a journey of discovering the many niches and specialties of that industry. Having been in the spa market for more than a decade, I can confidently say that I have learnt most of the tricks of the trade by now. I want to share with you my knowledge about the spa market so that you won’t have to feel completely blind sighted on your new business venture. 4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spa Industry 1. It’s Time To Get Personal

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Nail Salon’s Profitability

How do you distinguish yourself from your competition? Who do you even consider your competition? More often than not unnecessary changes to pricing strategies are made by nail salons in order to get ahead of their competitors. In this article I will write about when it is necessary to pick up a fight and how to distinguish yourself in order to thrive in the nail salon industry. 1. Keep Your Costs Low As a nail salon owner myself, I recognise that most customers are unwilling to pay a hefty amount for a good manicure unless it is gel. And even with gel nails, the most they would be willing to pay is slightly above $50. How do we work around this problem without making significant losses for our business? Well, the answer is in keeping costs extremely low by keeping initial investments and ...

How To Set Up A Lucrative Spa In India 

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4 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Opening A Massage Parlour

Thinking of opening a massage parlour? It is not an easy decision and I’m sure you have pondered over this business venture for a very long time. Now that you are on the edge of making this decision, make sure to ask these 7 questions that I asked myself before beginning this journey. 1. Where Will You Conduct Your Services? There are many types of massage businesses. There are mobile massage businesses that are mainly home based and there are massage parlours that are rented out.   If you are planning to carry out your services at home, you need to inform the housing development in your country and even your insurance provider. You also need to work around your neighbours who might find the public crowd at your estate a problem. And what about your own personal life? How are you gonn...

How To Set Your Hair Salon Up For Success

There are tons of successful salon businesses out there catering to large demographics. How do you then plant yourself and your new salon amongst such intense competition? This article is a must-read for any aspiring salon owner that does not only want to survive but thrive in the salon industry. Read on how I set up my own business for success and how you can easily replicate that success. 1. Niche Your niche influences your location, pricing and branding strategy. If you want to cater to the higher class, locate yourself in an affluent neighbourhood and decorate your salon in a minimalistic and contemporary look. If you want to cater to the youth instead, portraying your business as convenient and hip may work better. Find an opening in the market by looking at all the niches that are al...

5 Simple Steps to Open Your Own Nail Parlour

Always wanted to set up your dream nail salon business but don’t know where to start? These 5 simple tips can help you do just that! 1. Start From The Bottom What better way to learn about the nail salon industry than working for a nail salon yourself? The best way is to start is as a nail technician. Learn from the ground itself how the boss handles her staff, her finances (if you manage to get a glimpse), as well as her customers. Your experience as a staff will give you some idea of how to run a nail salon and will make clear what you want to do differently as well. Things to note include:

Open A Spa Business in 4 Simple Steps

Nowadays, an increasing pool of people are looking for an escape from the immense stress of city life. Your spa can be that haven where they unwind and recharge for the week ahead. In order to be that sanctuary for the weary, it is vital to look at very aspect of your business. These are the 4 areas and subsequent steps that you as a spa owner has to take to create the ultimate oasis for your client. 1. Find Your Niche Study international spa trends and see if there are any openings in the market. For example, if your area has a lack of Thai spa parlours, it would be a good market to tap into.  Other trends include wellness spas, mental health spas as well as affordable spas. 2. Find The Right Balance With Your Location

Don’t Miss Out On These Essential Equipment For Your Salon! 

The equipment you get for your salon is likely to determine the success of your business as much as your customer service does. It is then no wonder that purchasing equipment is one of your biggest expenses as a salon owner. Clueless to what to spend on first? I was equally as confused when I started but gradually complied this personal list of essentials that I hope will help young salon owners!  HAIR 1. Salon Stations, Chairs and Mirrors Your customers will be spending long periods of time in your salon chairs – so make sure that you get durable ones that are comfortable to sit in. My personal favourite is the Icarus Mae Black Classic Hydraulic Styling Chair. It is very elegant and modern looking and would be able to fit into any salon.  The soft PVC vinyl upholstery material of th...

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