How to open a franchised beauty center (with 5 ideas with the best franchisors)
Wellness , beauty , aesthetics are common words for many people, men and women. This is why opening a franchised beauty center is an excellent business opportunity. If you already work as a beautician and you know the industry, you certainly take the lead, otherwise do not worry, there is plenty of time to learn.
The offer in the aesthetic sector is very varied, with wellness centers and beauty centers specialized in specific treatment or dedicated to aesthetics in general. The demand from customers in this sector does not know crises, whether they are inexpensive or more important treatments. This premise to tell you that if you are thinking of opening a franchised beauty center , you may have had a good idea. Let’s find out more in detail what a beauty center looks like and how to open your new center.
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Aesthetic center: more services for wellness and beauty
When we talk about beauty center we usually refer to a place where it is possible to make different treatments , which have as their common goal the aesthetic care of the person. As I told you a few lines ago, today the beauty centers are aimed at men and women of all ages, with treatments such as hair removal, massage, nail care, skin care, manicure, pedicure, makeup or sale of specific products.
In reality, those I have listed are just some of the treatments that can be performed in beauty centers; more and more often this type of activity crosses its competences with those of the wellness centers.
Some centers carry out more treatments, others prefer to specialize in one instead. An example are the beauty centers specializing in laser hair removal or even those that are dedicated exclusively to nail care . Whatever your idea of beauty center (if you already have one) I suggest you first of all evaluate the franchisors that are closer to your preferences or your previous experiences.
However, the experience factor should not alarm you if you do not have it yet; in fact, keep in mind that many franchisors offer specific training courses for the activity and therefore also address those who have no experience or only have a minimal part of it. Also keep in mind that depending on the size of your beauty salon franchise, you could avail of the collaboration of one or more people, perhaps already specialized in one of the treatments that you intend to offer.
What to do to open a beauty center
The first step that you must complete to open a beauty salon is to the search of the local commercial right for your business. In case you decide to collaborate with one of the indicated franchisors, please refer to the requests for the size of the space. Depending on the type of treatments offered you will have to deal with more or less extensive spaces, but many franchisors require even minimal spaces. This aspect should not be overlooked and will have a major impact on the expense you will have to bear.
Some franchisors offer support in finding the business premises. I suggest you to choose it in a very inhabited place or a strong passage , even pedestrian, with the possibility of parking and possibly with one or more windows on the road.
From the point of view of the bureaucracy, however, a franchised aesthetic center is in all respects a commercial activity, and as such you will have to follow the bureaucratic process that includes:
Opening of a VAT number
Registration at the Chamber of Commerce
Sending the single communication for the beginning of the activity to the Municipality where the beauty center is located
Registration for INPS and INAIL (to be carried out also for any employees or collaborators, depending on the chosen collaboration contract)
Consider also that depending on the services offered you may need some health permits , issued by the local health authority after checking the suitability of the premises. The specific permits depend on the type of treatment. I suggest you to inform yourself before setting up the shop and asking for information about franchisors, who usually know how to give correct and specific information for each type of treatment.