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janineaa
03-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Hi,

My mother has a hair salon that is located on a main road so there is a lot of traffic. Next to the salon is a vacant space for lease and she is planning to get it but she doesn't have an idea what is good to set up there. Any suggestions? She isn't sure if she wants to do food or just a normal retail store. Hoping for more ideas :) Thanks!

Taru
03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
I'm more in favor of the food idea than the retail store, to be honest. I think food might get a wider audience and it would be great to have a cafe or a boutique store that sells unique / imported sweets and desserts for people to lounge in as they wait for their turn in the salon. Also, sometimes the salon customer might bring someone along and that person might just be tagging along and will probably have nothing to do other than play on their smartphone, so at least this way he or she could just drop by next door and either hang out there or buy a cup of coffee or iced coffee drink to sip on as he or she waits. That's just my opinion on it, though, as it still probably depends a lot on the location and the type of traffic.

MStory
03-06-2014, 07:04 AM
I think it totally depends on the demographic of the customers going to the hair salon, and other establishments in the area. For example, some areas of my city cater to mostly seniors, so a business, such as a nice cafe, would probably work well. Another area of the city caters to young families, so perhaps something more child-oriented would be appropriate next to the salon. Perhaps talking to some other business owners in the area might be beneficial? It would be a great networking opportunity, and foster excellent business community relations.

fredkawig
03-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Maybe some related business which is similar to a hair salon like maybe a fashion store or those that sell clothes which are designed for those who love the glamorous life. It would be easier too since you can brand the store with the same name as the salon.

cpefley
03-06-2014, 05:37 PM
I think the obvious one would be a nail salon, unless the hair salon offers those services. Also, a tanning salon would be a great store to have next to a hair salon. Anything that has to do with pampering, maybe even a boutique.

Gmac9100
03-06-2014, 06:05 PM
I think a Nail salon would be the best business that you can put beside a Hair salon, because women generally get their hair, and nails done at the same time. A nail salon would be best because women could walk out of the hair salon, and walk into into the nail salon. It would be easy business.

the_jamal
03-09-2014, 10:31 PM
What other businesses are in the area? Is there a lacking of food places? Perhaps a coffee place of sorts?

A sort of "beauty" store might be a good idea as well as people could kill 2 birds with one stone. But I would look more into what other sort of businesses are in the area and what might fill a need for the area you are looking to move into.

angelicagapit
03-10-2014, 01:14 AM
First think about who you market is for your hair salon. Girls. Now think of a business that can cater to that certain market. It could be a fashion boutique, a cute store that sells nice women's shoes and heels, or as others had already mentioned, a nice old-fashioned nail salon.

All these businesses indirectly compliment the hair salon. Maybe you could think out of the box and merge your hair salon and nail salon in one commercial space instead of taking up two. Do everything you can to utilize your space, money, time and effort.

Good luck!

CeliVega
03-10-2014, 03:38 AM
First think about who you market is for your hair salon. Girls. Now think of a business that can cater to that certain market. It could be a fashion boutique, a cute store that sells nice women's shoes and heels, or as others had already mentioned, a nice old-fashioned nail salon.

All these businesses indirectly compliment the hair salon. Maybe you could think out of the box and merge your hair salon and nail salon in one commercial space instead of taking up two. Do everything you can to utilize your space, money, time and effort.

Good luck!

I agree with this. It's better if you have a target audience in mind and try to have products or services that pander to their needs. So they got out from a salon, already feeling pretty. Perhaps they will be attracted by something else that make them even "prettier"? Clothing? Make-ups? Shoes? Head accessories? Perhaps you could run a secret survey in your mother's salon to find out what the customers like more. Just try to start with a casual conversation like "How would you feel if there's this and that next door?" and try to gather their opinions.

crimsonghost747
03-10-2014, 07:47 AM
It really depends on the area and the people living there. I would never start a XYZ business here just because there is a hair dresser next to it.
However when you asked food or retail, I immediately thought retail. Like others have said, especially if you are mostly dealing with female customers, quite a few of them might want to shop for some accessories afterwards. Shoes, handbags, blaablaablaa.

It might work. But like I said, I'd rather base the idea on the general people in the area, not just those visiting the hair salon.

delusional
03-13-2014, 04:55 AM
If your mom is motivated, start a coffee bar. Sell some cake, sell coffee, ... It takes a lot of work but you could tell the hairdresser customers to have a drink next door if they have to wait.

alec
03-13-2014, 05:10 AM
Probably something related to beauty products would work well next to that hair salon. Like a store selling makeup or clothes, anything girls like to buy often really. But this depends on a lot of factors. Is the hair salon the only business in the area that caters to women? If there are more that's great. If the hair salon is the only one, retail is a good idea also. Sure, sometimes it's good to place a certain business near another but most times it doesn't matter. Look around a lot and see what types of people make up the demographic of the area, then decide.

Errebey
03-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Everybody can tell you what is the best thing to open next to the hair salon but here nobody will actually go to your salon.
What you need to do is talk to the hair salon customers, try and figure out what THEY would like to see beside the hair salon. If you manage to find a need with your existing customers and fix it... boom you have a winning formula.

Hope this helps

Limpie
03-19-2014, 02:23 AM
I agree with the nail saloon. There can be more options like jewellery shop, boutique shop, ladies accessories, something related to saloon you know. Or else a small cute cafe would be fine too. People coming to have a cup of coffee might hit with the thought of cutting their hair going to the saloon next. There are so many. Good luck to your mom Janinea. :)

crimsonghost747
03-19-2014, 04:22 AM
Everybody can tell you what is the best thing to open next to the hair salon but here nobody will actually go to your salon.
What you need to do is talk to the hair salon customers, try and figure out what THEY would like to see beside the hair salon. If you manage to find a need with your existing customers and fix it... boom you have a winning formula.

Hope this helps

This is actually the best idea ever. Often in a hair salon you already spend a lot of time talking with the customer, so might as well get their input.

lizzief79
03-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Think about the type of customers that would be using a salon- usually women. This is important in recognizing the people who will be in the area. My thoughts are that a nail bar, accessories shop or something selling beauty products would be good. Another idea is a cafe as if a woman has an afternoon free for a hair appointment she may want to make the most of the day and grab a coffee. Therefore, some type of coffee shop or cafe might be a possibility.

bingaguilar
03-25-2014, 05:34 AM
I think it will depend on your location, your traffic and the other business establishments near your mother's hair salon. Actually, the last one I think is the most crucial. Scope out the competition. You shouldn't put up a cafe if there are already two of them within the area. If most of your mother's customers are women, then a nail salon or a boutique would be the most logical complement to your mother's hair salon, unless there are already shops offering the same just around the corner ;)

nevermore777
03-31-2014, 11:37 AM
Next door to my local saloon, there's a little shop that sells cakes and beverages. I have to tell you, they're really making a killing. As customers wait for their turn, they usually get a snack from the shop and sometimes, groups of women would hangout over coffee after getting their hair done.

cmiller
04-01-2014, 03:25 AM
I think food would be a good idea. I say this because of the fact women spend a lot of time in the salon and often times get hungry. And when they get hungry they are most likely going to go to the closest place to them. And it would be real good since it would be in walking distance. Also the people that work there get hungry as well and will most likely go there. I think both of them being there will bring a lot of business to each other.

tunguyen
07-15-2014, 03:36 PM
My vote goes to a coffee shop with free wifi.

Amit Sen
07-16-2014, 11:44 AM
A shop that retails cosmetic beauty products at discounted rates could go down very well next to a hair salon because the target demographics that visits a salon would be ripe for buying skin, hair and other body care products. Otherwise a cafe could also be a good idea.

farmerjohn1324
10-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Nail salon! Pet grooming!

Do you really anyone in this day and age is going to open a coffee shop when there are 1000 Starbucks within 10 miles?

andrewclarkson
10-21-2016, 11:05 AM
Coffee, coffee, coffee - it might differ for some areas, but generally after sitting in a chair for an hour or more, caffeine is key.

jaydencallum
12-12-2016, 09:43 AM
I think the obvious one would be a nail salon, unless the hair salon offers those services. Also, a tanning salon would be a great store to have next to a hair salon. Anything that has to do with pampering, maybe even a boutique.

yes its a great option :arrow:

luffy268
12-19-2016, 09:57 PM
I think food would be a good idea. I say this because of the fact women spend a lot of time in the salon and often times get hungry. And when they get hungry they are most likely going to go to the closest place to them. And it would be real good since it would be in walking distance. Also the people that work there get hungry as well and will most likely go there. I think both of them being there will bring a lot of business to each other.

What a great idea :)

smartkpis
01-21-2017, 03:49 AM
I think a pastry or coffee shop would be perfect next to a hair salon. Since most women spend an average of 2 hours or more in hair salons, they would be thirsty and hungry by the time they get out of the salon. I think it would be strategic if you create a cafe or coffee shop to sell food and drinks to your regular customers from your hair salon.

Good luck,

IIXIIXII
01-28-2017, 12:47 PM
It all depends on the demographics...Location is key (high traffic). First idea that comes to my mind is a beauty supply store, in my location theres is a few franchise options for these and apperantly they do really well.

Jackchina
03-04-2017, 12:45 AM
Hello,

We are a hair company from China, can offer most of the products. Just let me know if there is anything needed.

pridesculling
03-16-2017, 01:50 AM
I'll suggest a cosmetic shop too can go hand in hand with a beauty parlor.

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joesimen
01-24-2019, 04:40 AM
hair coloring and body spa

ludacriss
10-31-2019, 01:48 PM
I think you should open one more hair salon, but with different options and type of hairstyles, you can offer to women. Because they loves to compare you know.

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10-31-2019, 04:47 PM
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