Evolution Of The Salon And Spa Trade Approach

With the explosion of the multi-billion dollar beauty industry there seems to be a trend developing. Businesses are starting to blur the lines between a salon and spa.

What once was only available in a salon is starting to appear in spas all over the world. Businesses who once specialized, now find themselves offering a wide array of beauty services giving the consumer a one stop beauty experience.

Some of the beauty product retailers have full hair salons and nail salons inside their stores. I’m sure it won’t be long before they start to add the spa services as well. It reminds me a lot of what happened in the automotive maintenance industry.

In order to survive in this economy, the ever present 30 minute oil change business model has changed to include auto repair at these locations. This happened out of necessity due to the very slim profit margins on oil.

The beauty industry is following along the same lines. Simple nail salons have started to realize that as both the cost of living and the cost of running a business go up they need more revenue.

The logical choice is to expand in other areas of the beauty industry. These businesses have eliminated the distinction between a salon and spa. Spas today offer traditional salon service and salons have added traditional spa services. Soon we will have mega-beauty complexes where you can get your hair, nails, massages, facials, makeup, tanning, waxing and any other beauty service you can think of.

I don’t think we’ll go as far as offering drive through services at these mega centers, but who knows! And some of the smaller beauty shop businesses will have to start diversifying into certain niches to survive, because most of these smaller outfits are the owner-operator types of stores.

These are the small business owners who love what they do and the services they provide, and would rather not have to worry with growing a larger business from what has worked well for them so far. Definately there will be smaller shops filling certain niches in the future that the big stores can’t.

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