FAQs

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I already work for a Salon and make great money, why should I choose to rent a suite at Salon Suites Of America?

Answer

At a traditional Salon, if you generate $5,000 a month, and sell another $1,000 of product, you typically earn $2,500 and $100 respectively, for a total of $2,600 in your pocket.

At Salon Suites Of America, if you generate the same exact totals from your clientele, and make 50% profit on products you would make $5,500 per month, minus your rent, for simplicity lets say it is $250/week. This means, after all is said and done, you would bring home a total of $4,500, or nearly two times what you make at a traditional Salon.

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How would you compare the convenience of Salon Suites of America to a traditional Salon?

 

Answer

At a traditional Salon, you work the hours your boss sets forth, you come in, sit around if you do not have any clients on the books, and waste a lot of time. You are at the beck and call of the owner, and typically have no say over what hours you work.

At Salon Suites Of America, you work your own hours, you set your schedule and are free to come and go as you please. If you would prefer to pack your entire weeks clientele into 3 days, and have 4 days off, that is your choice. You work when you want to, and do not have to stay if you have no clients on the books.

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What are the advantages of leasing a space at Salon Suites Of America versus simply opening up my own Salon?

Answer

This question needs to be addressed in 3 parts.

  1. Cost
    When opening up a traditional Salon you are responsible for building out your desired floor plan, purchasing equipment, supplies, etc. You are also responsible for paying the utilities, a substantially higher rent, an accountant, etc. By leasing a space from us, you get all the advantages of owning your own Salon, without any of the tremendous costs involved.
  2. Risk
    In a traditional Salon you typically sign a 5 year lease, and take loans against your home, or other assets. If anything goes wrong you could be financially destroyed. At Salon Suites Of America you are only responsible for a 1 year lease, and do not need to incur any of the up front costs, therefore do not need to take a loan.
  3. Ease
    If you own a typical Salon you need to be at the location all the time, you are responsible for payroll, paying all your other bills besides your rent, negotiating commissions with hairstylists, etc. At Salon Suites Of America, you work only when you want to work, and are only responsible for paying your rent, leaving you with more time for yourself, and more money in your pocket.
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Will I be allowed to paint the room, Build custom cabinetry, change flooring etc?
Answer

You may personalize your suite anyway you please but painting. adding Cabinetry and changing flooring in the suite would have to be approved by management.

Question
Can I have a friend work in my salon on the days I don’t?
Answer

It is your salon. If you honor the terms of the lease with SSofA then it doesn’t really matter to us how you run your business.

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What kind of equipment does SSofA provide?
Answer

SSofA provides a styling station, styling chair, hooded dryer, shampoo bowl and chair. Each suite has a telephone and CAT5e ethernet jack, as well as cable hookup. Each room has a different colored ensemble. Common areas include a sitting area for your clients as well as a laundry area for you the professional. We also provide an automatic locking front door for your safety, with the ability for your clients to let you know they are there if you have an after hours appointment.

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What do I need to start my own salon?
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You need two licensees from the State of Georgia, a professional beauty (Cosmetology, Aesthetician etc.) license and a salon license. Federal Tax Identification number from the IRS. You will also need a general and professional liability insurance. SSofA will help you with the necessary forms.

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What is the Square footage of the suite?
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Although it is impossible to specify every single configuration for all of our suites, we prefer to keep our room sizes at a bare minimum of 7’x10′ giving you, even in our smallest rooms, ample space to conduct your business.

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What do I do if I have a question not answered here?
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Please call us at 770-962-1202 or feel free to email us by clicking here.