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mariem mariem is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Hairdressers please read!!!

hi im marie. im 23 and live in birmingham with my two young sons. i dont have a business at the moment but am now doing as much homework as possible with the intention of opening a hair salon in the near future.

Anybody who has experience owning or managing a salon or as a mobile hairdresser i would be extremely grateful for any advice!!!
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conneldinho conneldinho is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Telford
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Hi miriem,

I ain't a hair dresser, but I am a mobile massage therapist and personal trainer. Slightly different trade but same area of lifestyle.
If I was to start again, I would not spend anywhere near as much as I have, and would get as many leaflets as I could distributed, get some advertising on my car, and try to get as many friends and family under your belt of clients....

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gemma1977 gemma1977 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Suffolk, UK
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my ex has a salon, which I helped him to start up... not that i'm a hairdresser, but in my experience it was rather pricey to start up a working salon, employing staff (which were always a nightmare), paying the rent and rates etc... whilst you're only just establishing a client base.

If its an option and you're happy to work that way, I'd stay on the mobile hairdressing side for as long as possible - there is some really good money to be made from that - without all the overheads. Then maybe move into launching a salon, if you keep it local, at least you'll have a good potential client base already built up.

My sister in law now is also a hairdresser - she works mobile and has to turn business down now she's soooo busy.

I would advise very basic leaflet drop to your local area to get you off to a good start.

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