Tammy Taylor Nails

Starting Your Own Salon

 

 

Starting your own Salon...

Here are some general ideas about starting up your own Salon…

Starting with Tammy’s “PRO - Nail FAQ’s by Topic”:
Scroll to “Advertising - Building A Profitable Business”; this page is dedicated to helping Technicians and Salon owners advertise and Build their businesses quickly.

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Starting your own Salon...
Education and knowing where to get the information:

  • The best way to get started is to start with Tammy's videos. Which of Tammy's videos do you now have?

  • Have you visited Tammy’s “Nail FAQ’s by Topic”, on her “Professional” website, and viewed the Video

  • Library for all of the videos that Tammy has available?

  • Have you been reading Tammy's weekly emails?

  • Have you been to her Webolutionary page?

  • Have you viewed her Nail Party Episodes?

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Starting your own Salon...
Professional look:

  • Always have only products from one manufacturer showing on your Station. 

  • Liquid, Powder, Oils, Polish, Forms, Dappen Dish, Brushes, Towelette’s, Files; all from the same company

  • This will enhance your credibility as a knowledgeable Technician, that really knows what they are doing. 

Also see Tammy’s Nail Party Episode #6: “What Image Are You Projecting To Your Clients & Potential Clients?”

Note: All of Tammy’s “Nail Party Episodes” will help your Professional look, and help a future Salon owner understand more fully, the workings in a Salon, including how to solve problems before they become a real problem.

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Starting your own Salon...
Pricing:

  • Tammy never recommends that you discount your services.

  • Discounting to compete with discount Salons can cause Clients to look at your work as discount work. 

  • Discount work ethics is not the type of impression that you want.

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  • It would be better to practice the quality of your acrylic nails, until you are very good.

  • Build up your confidence enough to say to yourself “I am good”. 

  • When you first set your pricing or raise your prices, you may lose a few Clients.

  • The Clients you lose are probably always going to shop discount. 

  • Loyal Clients will truly realize your work is good

  • Loyal Clients will also realize they have to pay for better service and better quality.

Pricing examples of a typical Work Week at 1 hour per Client:

  • 20 Clients at $20 a fill = $400 for the week for 20 Hours

  • 15 Clients at $25 a fill = $375 for the week for 15 Hours - 5 hours less but only $25 less

  • 15 Clients at $30 a fill = $450 for the week for 15 Hours - 5 hours less but $50 MORE

  • 15 Clients at $35 a fill = $525 for the week for 15 Hours - 5 hours less but $125 MORE

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Starting your own Salon...
Location, Location, Location:

  • Direction of the Sun
    East - A lot of Light & Cool in the early morning hours
    West - Although a lot of Light, West can be very Hot in certain times of the Year
    South - Good Light source - During Winter months of October thru February,
       the Sun is lower in the sky, so the windows can let in a lot of warmth,
       and generally the Southernly sun is "not" too hot.
    North - Light is reflected, very little heat, great Lighting if you do "not" want Shadows

  • Western sun - Salon will need good air-conditioning if too many windows face West

  • Wind flow - Can you open your doors or windows?

  • Access to entry door - Any obstructions can encumber Clients

  • Parking - A must is most of your Clients come in their car

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