SALON MANAGEMENT - IDAHO

Salon Management
IN
Idaho

Are you looking for a career path that will enable you to move up in the beauty industry into a position of greater influence and responsibility? If you are a hard-working, ambitious individual who loves the business of hair, skin, and nails, but who would like to take their career to the next level, consider a career in spa or salon management in Idaho.

Spa and salon management mean you are in charge of running the business – the day-to-day operations, the long-term planning – all aspects ultimately rest upon your shoulders. If this sounds like an intriguing challenge, it might be right for you. If you love variety in your work life – a day filled with varied and different activities, where no two days are ever the same, consider managing a spa or salon in Idaho.

State License Requirements
N/A

You do not need a specific license to manage a spa or salon, but most managers are already licensed in their area of the beauty field. This can be important if you are needed to provide direct services to clients if a staff member is absent. Most programs run about six to twelve months and give you between 15 and 30 credits. It is also possible that some community colleges may offer programs in spa and salon management, leading to a two year associate’s degree.

Education Details

Spa and salon management programs are typically offered in schools of cosmetology, and most people who enroll in them are credentialed in some area of the beauty industry, be in hairstyling, skin care, or some other specialty. They have usually been working in the beauty industry for some time, offering their services to individual clients, and developing an understanding of what goes in to running a successful beauty business. In spa and salon management programs, the main emphasis is on teaching you the business end of the beauty business. Courses will focus on topics such as finance, marketing and advertising, hiring and managing personnel, customer service, staff leadership, and safety and sanitation compliance, among others.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
N/A
License Renewal Period

It can be relieving to realize you do not need to follow a formal license or renewal process to become a salon manager in Idaho. However, to be the best candidate for this position, you should start with comparing cosmetology programs for a variety of reasons. You should have a deep understanding of all types of salon work to hire the best people, and make sure they deliver the highest quality of service to their clients. If you pursue your cosmetology license in Idaho, you will need to renew it every other year by your date of birth. There is a $20 fee due with your application.

Careers
$29,800
Salary
29.9%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, as a group, in Idaho, earned an average salary of $19,200 in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to O*Net. As a manager, you can expect that your yearly salary would be higher than that of an individual beauty practitioner, although you will not be able to rely on tips as a significant portion of your income. Spas and salons are always in need of competent, trained managers who know the beauty industry, so the outlook for those graduating from a spa and salon management program should be quite good.

Working as a Salon Manager

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, as a group, in Idaho, earned an average salary of $19,200 in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to O*Net. As a manager, you can expect that your yearly salary would be higher than that of an individual beauty practitioner, although you will not be able to rely on tips as a significant portion of your income. Spas and salons are always in need of competent, trained managers who know the beauty industry, so the outlook for those graduating from a spa and salon management program should be quite good.

State board Contact Information

Idaho Board of Cosmetology - Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-334-3233
Fax Number: 208-334-3945
E-mail Address: ibol@ibol.idaho.gov

The Idaho State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and can answer additional questions about obtaining an Idaho state cosmetology license.

The rise of beauty professionals in Idaho comes from a dedicated network
of businesses seeing small gains over the years. Some have gone on to even
own their own shops with success. Salon management helps a great deal
to that end, and most utilize these resources.

Idaho Board of Cosmetology
SalonSpa Professional Trade Association
Professional Beauty Federation