This point won’t apply to everyone, but it can affect most modestly-sized homes. It’s likely your home salon will be a lot smaller than a salon in a commercial space. Keep this in mind when weighing your options!
No Work-Home Separation
Some people want to separate their work-life from their home-life. If you’re one of those people, opening a home grooming salon may not be for you. You won’t have to commute to work, but you won’t be able to leave your workplace behind at the end of the day.
Your Clients Have Your Address
This one might be a major con for some people. All your clients will have your address and know your home. If you’re someone who needs a strong sense of safety, security, and privacy, a home salon may not be right for you.
Converting a Space Can Be Pricey
As mentioned, you’ll need to convert a space within your existing home for your grooming appointments. This will require purchasing equipment and products on top of insurance and a business license. Your salon should meet professional safety and sanitation standards. These are all major investments and require a lot of work on your part to make into a reality.
Which option is for you?
Weigh the pros and cons and think about your plan for the next few years. All three of these options are great, but it ultimately depends on how you live your life and how to want to live your life. Starting a business of any sort is a huge investment, so it’s important to consider all the pros and cons.
Can you think of any other pros or cons for any of these options? Leave a comment!