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The concept of a salon chair rental has changed a bit over the years, but the primary concept has remained the same. We will talk about how it all works, the advantages and disadvantages of it all, in this article by Hill Country Salon Suites, serving the Georgetown area with outstanding and affordable salon suite rental opportunities. Call us at 512-380-2500 for information about current pricing and availability.

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Several salon chair rental models to choose from.

Salon chair renting is not a new concept. Whether you were aware of it or not, it is basically how the traditional beauty salon has operated for over a century in the United States.  There have, however, been several significant tweaks to the traditional business model.

Traditionally, the owner of a beauty salon or hair salon will “rent out” a chair or workstation to an independent contractor.  In effect, those contractors will pay a monthly rent for that space.  Sometimes that contractor works under the beauty salon name; sometimes the contractor operates a mini business from that chair.  And sometimes the contractor is only paid a commission on the sales earned.

The new kid on the block is the business model you find at places like our own Hill Country Salon Suites, where you rent salon suites and operate your own business from that suite, completely separated by identity from Hill Country. It is not a franchise operation but rather many separate small businesses, all operating under one roof.  More about this business model lately.

Weighing the pros and cons.

The pros and cons of a salon chair rental depend upon which business model we are talking about, and the way you prefer to do business.  Do you want to own a salon?  Or do you want to simply be a worker in a salon owned by someone else? Do you want to “man” one chair, or do you want your own salon suite and the privacy and autonomy it provides?  Are you comfortable “going it alone,” without a safety net, as a business owner, or do you prefer the security in working “for someone else?”

Which is right for you?

These are questions we cannot answer for you.  Only you know your psychological makeup, what you are comfortable with, what your goals are, etc.  There is a certain amount of pressure in owning a business, and perhaps you do not want that pressure. On the other hand, some people flourish under pressure, and the thought of being in charge and making all the decisions is their bread and butter. In this last case, a salon chair rental, salon booth rental, or salon suite rental, will be perfect for them.

The opportunities are many, so all that remains is for you to call around and find the best opportunity for you. This is about your future and not the future someone else envisions.

A final word about Hill Country Salon Suites.

Hill Country Salon Suites is locally owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team who believe in helping the next generation of Georgetown entrepreneurs. Call us today and ask us about the long list of salon suite amenities included in our rental fee, including free utilities, free WiFi, free laundry facilities, and much more.