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Salon Manager Careers

If you’ve always wanted to be your own boss…and let your hard work take you as far as it can, then you might want to manage or own your own salon in the future. You can achieve the income, flexibility and other benefits that you deserve.

With more than 400,000 salons in the U.S., opportunities for salon and spa managers abound. From chain and franchise salons to boutiques and day spas, there has never been a better time to enter the field. If you're interested in a salon management position as a cosmetologist, look for a school that offers:

  • Business & marketing skills
  • Retail sales techniques
  • Relevant management courses

There are cosmetology schools that offer business and marketing programs to train students for a well-rounded background, preparing them for a career as a manager. Many hairdressers start out working in the field to gain industry experience and confidence before moving into a managerial or ownership role.

Love what you do

“My uncle was very client driven. And that taught me such humility with clients and how to give really good customer service. That is the key to what we do in the salon. The service that they get and the personality that you have, that’s what makes clients come back over and over. It’s loyalty you wouldn’t believe.”

Kelly Hopkins

Salon Owner, Platform Artist - Grand Prize Winner of Masters of Beauty Contest