How Much Money Do I Need to Open a Nail Salon?

Running a nail salon and having a successful business can be a challenge at first. There are some key points that you should master if you wish to have a good and profitable run.

So, here’s how much money you’ll need if you wish to open a nail salon.

Location & facility

Find a good location that others will find appealing and that will gain exposure. Costs can vary and this will depend from city to city, as well as from street to street. Roughly, a retail site of 1,000 square feet (which is a typical size for a smaller salon) can cost around £50,000 – £100,000. This includes all the heavy-duty work & renovation.

Manicure station

Think about your equipment and list out all the things that you’ll need. A station will include a manicure table that holds all nail polishes, as well as brushes. You might need several of these depending on the number of your employees, and especially if your salon is pretty busy. You can expect to spend around £300 – 500 for these stations.

Pedicure chairs

Pedicures are highly asked-for at nail salons. A built-in foot bath will add a professional touch, and everyone will enjoy foot massages – therefore, invest in this chair! You could use two of these and they are around £400.

Nail polishes & racks

A nail polish rack along with 30+ different polishes is essential at your nail salon. Make sure that you can provide your clients with a huge variety of nail polishes & gel polishes. This investment will cost you around £700.

Nail lamps

Last, but not least, do not forget about nail lamps. Go for UV & LED lamps that can be used with any polish. These are not too expensive (only around £30) so make sure you get 3-4 of them all at once.

CPBA offers free employment, business start-up advice and guidance to their nail technician learners. They also offer free  nail courses and work placement

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