The mobile salon is on the rise thanks to its client convenience and lack of rental costs. It’s no surprise many salon owners, beauticians and stylists head out on their own. If you’re thinking of doing the same, make sure you have everything you need to start out with our top advice:
What services to offer
What is your local area most interested in? Deciding on what services to provide relies on what’s popular in your local salons and what they don’t offer. You can also make your services desirable if you select specialist areas such as makeup artistry rather than be a jack-of-all-trades but master of none.
Qualify your skills
Becoming qualified will help clients trust you as a professional mobile salon. It isn’t just evening NVQ level 3 courses in hair styling or beauty therapy that will help though, as hygiene and customer service will give you that extra push to make it out on your own. You can then request a licence from your local authority for all the services you provide, allowing you to legally practice with style.
Do you have all the tools you need for your mobile salon? There’s the important salon quality hair and beauty equipment such as a range of scissors, straighteners and bleach resistant towels of course, but also their transportation such as through carry cases and portable trolleys. Don’t forget you’ll also need a solution to take your bookings as well as an EPOS system for payment!
Even when out on the road, a mobile salon will still need insurance! An important one is public liability insurance, which covers you against any compensation claim should you be blamed for any injuries. Cover against your tools is also a good idea in case they are damaged or stolen. For further details, why not read our blog article on salon insurance?
Volumise your services
Personal recommendations are good and all, but you’ll need something more to spread the message about your mobile salon. A search engine optimised website will not only help people find you on Google, but highlight pictures of previous work and how far you’re willing to travel. You can also set up a social media page to put you in contact with the community and build your online reputation.
Salon by Premier Software® is an essential solution for your mobile salon, complete with client scheduling, stock management and direct marketing functionality. For more, book a free webinar or presentation on +44 (0)1543 466580 or by visiting www.premiersoftware.uk/book-a-consultation