Hairdressing chair for rent in Salon Community: Financially Smart or Risky Investment?

Renting a barber chair in a salon community can be a wise financial decision for hairdressers who want to avoid the high start-up costs of owning their own salon. However, like any business model, it has both advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to consider these carefully, especially when it comes to the finances.

16. January 2024

Advantages of a Salon Community

Lower start-up costs: Renting a customer space in a salon community typically requires a smaller initial investment compared to paying your own salon, in cash.

Shared costs: In addition to the direct "rent", you can benefit from shared costs such as electricity, water and cleaning. This can help reduce your monthly expenses and free up funds for other business needs.

Existing Customer Flow: Salons with several customer spaces often have an established customer flow. By renting a space in such a community, you gain access to this existing customer base, which can help find new customers.

Disadvantages of a Salon Community

Limited Control: As a tenant, you have limited control over the operation and appearance of the salon. This can be a disadvantage if you have specific visions for your own salon style and brand identity.

Competition with colleagues: Although it can be rewarding to work in a community, you are also competing with other hairdressers for customers. Your customers may be able to spot a hairdresser who better delivers the style or treatment they have been looking for and today get from you.

Fixed "Rent": While it may be less than owning an entire salon, renting a barber chair still involves fixed monthly costs.

Rent vs. Funding: A salon community is most often started by financially conscious hairdressers, with the aim of making money from you renting a customer space. In most cases, it will be cheaper for you to finance an entire interior, compared to what you pay to have a place in an established salon community.

Closing Words

From an economic point of view, renting a hairdresser's chair/customer space is ideal for you who want to minimize start-up costs and commitment. However, it is important to consider the costs in relation to e.g. to finance the furniture itself.

You see it as investing in a house or living for rent. Buying a house is usually a better investment in the long term, but renting makes it easier for you to change your mind and move, but is a less good investment.


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Written by Rasmus Østergaard

Author at Just Add People

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