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Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tips to know BEFORE you buy a salon!!

Here are a list of things that come up over and over and over for salon owners looking to buy an existing salon or those who already did it. If you are lucky - you find this and read it BEFORE you buy!

Starting with the DON'Ts

1. DON'T fall in love with a decor! A salon that is dirty - can be cleaned. A salon with outdated decor - can be updated, usually fairly inexpensively.

Customers don't go to a salon for the decor - they go because they get the best performance for the best value at the greatest convenience.

You must analyze the "bones" of the business and make an unemotional, financially sound decision. All too often people come on here talking about how they bought the "nicest" salon - and then it turns out the equipment mix is bad or underperforming, the location is lousy, there are no customers and/or it isn't profitable, etc.

Decor should be about 10th on the list for the things you consider when choosing one salon over another, or buying a salon vs. not buying.
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