Salon Management

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Ready to move up to salon or spa management? If you are an experienced cosmetologist, why not find out what it takes to move to the next level. The questions below are a good intro to management programs. We cover topics that discuss the daily role of a salon manager, and what considerations you need to make before choosing this path. The courses in spa management cover several areas, and may include salon ownership as well. Before you go any further, look at these FAQ’s as your starting point.


Salon Management

01. About
Considering salon management?

For many licensed beauty professionals, the natural next step in your career may be salon, spa or barbershop management. If you love being involved in the beauty industry, but want to add managing people and day-to-day business to your resume, a management or ownership role may be for you. Beauty Schools Directory has compiled this information about management careers to help you take the next step in yours, including the curriculum you can expect in a manager training program

What does a salon or spa manager do?

A salon or spa manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the salon, spa, beauty bar or other beauty business. Day-to-day operations may include hiring and training employees and delegating tasks among them, ordering and selling supplies, managing paperwork, bills and payroll, handling public relations and advertising, and making sure everyone works well together so the business runs as smoothly as possible.

As part of the hiring process, the beauty salon or spa manager must be able to outline requirements for the job and the traits of the ideal candidate, and be able to observe and evaluate the salon audition or technical demonstration to choose employees.

02. Courses | Course Length
What will I learn in salon and spa management training?

Salon, spa or barbershop management training may include courses in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Basic accounting
  • Customer service
  • Retail sales
  • Advertising
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Business operations
  • Business building
  • Money management
  • Employee contracts and relations

This may occur in a cosmetology school setting, through a series of third-party advanced classes, or through an internal company program that helps groom employees for growing into leadership roles.


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