The 25 Best Salon and Beauty Franchises of 2022 (Updated Rankings) (2023)

This annual list of the best salon and beauty franchises was revised and updated on January 1, 2022.

The salon and beauty industry is a large and incredibly varied one, providing a host of different ways that people can change their bodies to improve how they look. While hair salons are the most widespread and widely used, the industry also includes businesses dedicated to lashes, nails, waxing, cosmetics, and combinations of these. This range of activities is reflected in our list of top franchises.

Cutting hair at home has become a fringe activity, with almost everyone in the US going to a hairdresser. As a result, hair and beauty is a huge industry, employing 706,000 people in 2019, over 76% of them as hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists. This was a small fall from the previous year, when it employed 721,000 people, but still represented a strong industry.

That strength was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a staggering short- and medium-term impact on the hair and beauty industry. Public health restrictions forced shops to close, customers became more reticent to come to salons, and the economic impact meant that people had less money to spend on looking good, as well as less need to do so when they weren’t going out. The industry fell from a value of $66 billion in 2019, to $39.7 billion in 2020, as revenues plummeted and many businesses were forced to shut. Some commentators expected a strong, fast bounce back, but the industry only reached $42.8 billion in 2021, nearly a third down from its pre-pandemic height.

These figures have called into question the “Lipstick Effect”: the idea that, even in tough times, people indulge in smaller expenditures such as cosmetics that make them feel good about themselves. Whether or not there’s truth in this effect, it hasn’t significantly benefited the salon sector. Instead of being among the quickest industries to bounce back, both from COVID restrictions and from the economic downturn that the disease triggered, the salon and beauty sector remains a shadow of its former self.

Hair salons were considered by many to be largely immune to economic downturns because so few people cut their own hair anymore, even when money is tight. But the duration of the pandemic meant that it changed long-term habits, and that many existing salons ran out of money and were forced to shut before any bounce-back could come.

Ironically, this damage to the industry as a whole might provide an opportunity for franchises. A large proportion of the businesses that have shut down were sole proprietors, who lacked the funds to ride out the storm or the brand profile to fuel a fast recovery. This has left gaps in the coverage of the salon industry, which big brands have the finances, the profile, and the knowledge to exploit. By teaming up with one through a franchise agreement, you might be able to fill one of those gaps.

Right now, that’s a big gamble, with a potentially big long-term payoff. If consumer habits around beauty have significantly changed, if the Lipstick Effect turns out to be an illusion, or if the pandemic and economic turmoil keep pummeling the industry, then you might face a lack of business and a quick path to failure. On the other hand, if the Lipstick Effect is strong and old beauty habits remain, then even a stunted economic recovery won’t hold the industry back. You could be stepping into a desperately wanted niche in a local market and see customers come flooding in, setting up your business for great long-term success.

Big gamble. Big pay-off.

If you do decide to enter this industry, then there are several long-term trends to bear in mind.

The pandemic has accelerated an existing shift toward more online work for the beauty segment. This might sound counter-intuitive for an industry that has always been about in-person interactions, but people still care about their appearance while meeting over Zoom, and had already started finding and purchasing beauty products online. Some beauty businesses managed to grow during the pandemic through online consultations, sales, and marketing, and those remain important revenue streams, catering to people without the time or inclination to visit a salon in person.

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Online marketing, particularly through visually-oriented social networks like Instagram, is now a huge part of how salons attract customers. A strong, easily identifiable brand is invaluable in that sort of marketing and is therefore one of the big assets of a franchise. The power of known brands in online marketing is likely to lead to a growth in franchising over the coming years, where strong brand recognition will give you an advantage over the surviving independent stores.

Hair salons have become increasingly varied over the past twenty years. The standout brands, with impressive marketing and a focus on making the most of your appearance and experience, used to be women’s hairdressers, and many of these are still strong. But men’s salons have grown in strength and developed distinctive identities, using a range of strategies to draw customers in. These include hip hairdressers for a young, cosmopolitan crowd; ostentatiously old-fashioned barbers for the traditionalist; and sports-oriented salons for those who want to feel extra manly while they have their hair cut.

Despite this, businesses oriented toward men represent only 3.5% of the hair care industry, leaving women to dominate. Specialist kids’ salons are also increasingly popular, as the entertainment they provide removes much of the pain in taking children for a haircut.

The strategies used by different salons vary in other ways. Some make a merit out of convenience, with walk-in appointments or online booking. Others use low pricing and discounts. At the opposite end of the scale, there are businesses that provide a premium, pampered experience, and where the higher price tag is a sign of status. Catering to different market sectors based on skin or hair type is common, whether explicitly stated or implied through the way a salon is presented. Understanding your local market, always important to a franchise’s success, is even more critical when working with hair and beauty.

While skilled staff are a crucial part of a salon business, the costs for such staff are often lower than in more technically oriented franchises: the average salary for a beauty salon employee is $27,000 per year, below the US average. But it’s the friendly, trusting relationships between customers and staff that keep customers loyal to a salon, and so keeping staff happy and steady in their jobs is important to a franchise’s success.

These salons don’t just rely on the services provided in store for revenue. Sales of related products such as shampoo and makeup also contribute to a large and growing industry. This allows you to expand your business beyond what happens in-store, into shopping baskets, and so into customers’ homes, which in turn helps to remind them of why they use your store. It’s sales and marketing reinforcing each other.

Salons help people to feel good about themselves, and that’s a service that’s always going to be in demand. Right now, the market for salons is uncertain. We may be about to see a dramatic resurgence, as COVID passes and the Lipstick Effect takes hold, or we may be looking at an industry unable to recover from its economic mauling.

One future means huge opportunities for those establishing franchised salons now, the other means they’re wasting their time. When the dust settles, some commentators are bound to point at their predictions and say that they were right all along, but right now, we simply can’t be sure.

The Top Salon and Beauty Franchises of 2022

1. Great Clips

Great Clips offers customers haircuts seven days a week with no appointments needed. This chain dominates the hair salon segment not by being fancy but by sticking to the basics – they don’t even offer hair coloring services. But they’ve also kept up with the times with Online Check-In, which allows customers to add their name to the waitlist before arriving, and Clip Notes, a system for stylists to take notes about each customer accessible from any location.

Founded by Steve Lemmon and David Rubenzer near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis in 1982 and franchising since 1983, the number of locations has risen steadily for many years but most recently has leveled off to the current total of 4,472 (down by one from the previously reported total of 4,473), of which none are company-owned and 156 are located outside the US.

2. Supercuts

Supercuts is trying hard to catch up to Great Clips but it has a long way to go. This chain of no-appointment-required salons offers a broader range of services beyond haircuts, including color services, waxing, and tea tree oil scalp massages. Any haircut can end with a Hot Towel Refresher.

Supercuts recently rolled out a funny ad campaign featuring a bald man frustrated by people who take their hair for granted. The company has also launched a new Opensalon mobile app and Google feature allowing customers to directly book appointments and check in at locations. The chain is a subsidiary of Regis Corporation, which owns 27 different salon brands.

Founded by Geoffrey M. Rappaport and Frank E. Emmett in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1975 and franchising since 1979, the number of locations has fallen in recent years from a peak of 2,883 in 2019 to the current total of 2,505 (down from the previously reported total of 2,814), of which 27 are company-owned and 104 are located outside the US.

3. Sport Clips

Sport Clips was created for guys who don’t want to go to hair salons that feel more like they’re for women than men, but would also be more engaging than a standard barber shop. Each store features many televisions playing sports, and is decorated with a sports theme. Like the other big hair-salon chains, Sport Clips has rolled out an online check-in platform so customers can get in line virtually before they arrive.

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Founded by Gordon Logan in 1993 and franchising since 1995, the number of locations has grown steadily and rapidly in recent years from 794 in 2011 to the current total of 1,889 (up from the previously reported total of 1,879), of which 71 are company-owned and 41 are located outside the US.

4. Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman Cosmetics develops, manufactures, and distributes its own full line of skin care and cosmetics products sold through independently owned and operated Merle Norman Cosmetics Studios. Its products and ingredients are never tested on animals, nor does it engage in third-party animal testing, relying instead on human volunteers for testing.

Founded by Merle Norman in 1931 and franchising since 1973, the number of locations has been steadily declining in recent years from 1,386 in 2012 to the current total of 1,007 (down from the previously reported total of 1,050), of which none are company-owned and 52 are located outside the US.

5. Fantastic Sams Cut and Color

Fantastic Sams Cut and Color gives a full-service salon experience that is accessible to everyone because of its affordable pricing. As a discount haircut chain, each location offers cuts, coloring, styling, and shampoo treatments. In 2011, Fantastic Sams was purchased by Dessange International, a French company that owns several brands of personal care products and services.

Founded by Sam Ross in Memphis, Tennessee in 1974 and franchising since 1976, the number of locations has declined steadily during recent years from 1,221 in 2011 to the last known reported total of 1,002 in 2018, of which two were company-owned and five were located outside the US.

6. Cost Cutters Family Hair Care

Cost Cutters Family Hair Care provides affordable, no-frills haircuts in a family-friendly environment without requiring appointments. Quite a few of its salons are located inside Walmart stores. The menu of services includes haircuts, coloring, waxing, texturizing, and tanning. The chain is part of the Regis Corporation family of salon brands.

Founded by Joe Francis in 1982 and franchising since then, the number of locations has been steadily declining in recent years from 784 in 2011 to the current total of 646 (down from the previously reported total of 676), of which 129 are company-owned and all are located in the US.

7. First Choice Haircutters

First Choice Haircutters is a Canadian hair salon chain catering to value-conscious families with its walk-in model and salons that are often located in strip malls. It also offers a seven-day guarantee on all its products and services. The chain’s full-service offerings include haircuts, trims, coloring, deep conditioning, and waxing. First Choice Haircutters is part of the Regis Corporation family of 27 different salon brands.

Founded by Bud Cowan in Ontario, Canada in 1980 and franchising since then, the number of locations has declined in recent years from a high of 452 in 2011 to the current total of 338 (down from the previously reported total of 362), of which none are company-owned and all are located outside the US (in Canada).

8. Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio offers eyelash extensions to its customers. The lashes are semi-permanent, lightweight, and come in four different basic styles. They’re attached to existing lashes using a pharmaceutical-grade adhesive about 1 mm from the eyelid and won’t come off except when your natural lashes fall out. The process takes 1.5-2 hours for first-timers, with follow-up refill visits lasting 45-60 minutes.

Founded by Jessica and Edward Le in 2010 and franchising since 2013, the number of locations has expanded rapidly to the current total of 258 (up from the previous year’s total of 249), of which none are company-owned and all are located in the US.

9. SEVA Beauty

SEVA Beauty, with its motto of “beauty to the people,” positions itself as a fast-casual spa with one-stop-shop convenience at affordable prices. Its menu of spa-like services includes brow shaping by threading and waxing, brow tinting, eyelash extensions, makeup applications, hair removal, and facials. The SEVA express format is small (150-475 square feet) and can be located within other stores, such as Walmart and other chains, while the SEVA Spa format is bigger.

Founded by Vas Maniatis in 2008 and franchising since 2010, the number of locations has dropped in the last couple of years from 182 in 2016 to the last known reported total of 142 in 2019, none of which were company-owned and all of which were located in the US.

10. Drybar

Drybar offers wash-and-dry blowout stylings in a bar-themed environment where women sit facing a U-shaped bar with their backs to the mirrors. The names of the different stylings are also bar-themed, such as Dirty Martini, Cosmo, Mai Tai, and so on. And the company’s gift cards are designed like coasters.

Founded by Alli Webb in Brentwood, California in 2010 and franchising since 2012, the number of locations expanded rapidly from 39 in 2014 to a high of 143 in 2020 but has since declined to the current total of 139, of which none are company-owned and all are located in the US.

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11. Waxing the City

Waxing the City provides waxing services to women without having to go to an expensive spa. All licensed estheticians complete an extensive training course to become “Cerologist” technicians for the company. Franchising is accomplished through a partnership with Self Esteem Brands, parent company of the world’s largest co-ed fitness franchise, Anytime Fitness.

Founded by Summer Hartshorn Vasilas, Marilyn Hartshorn, Robin Schoh, and Alex Arlotta in Denver, Colorado in 2003 and franchising since 2010, the number of locations climbed rapidly from six in 2012 to 119 in 2020 but has dropped slightly to the current total of 115, of which seven are company-owned and all are located in the US.

12. The Lash Lounge

The Lash Lounge approaches lash extensions with PASSION, an acronym that stands for Professional, Appreciation, Service-oriented, Servant leadership, Integrity, Ownership, and Never-give-up-attitude. Founded by Anna Phillips in 2006 and franchising since 2010, the number of locations has risen to 113 (from the previous year’s total of 108), of which four are company-owned and all are located in the US.

13. Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids eases the all-too-painful experience of haircuts for kids. Locations feature in-store playgrounds, touchscreen play units in waiting areas, televisions, video games, and fantasy chairs on the cutting floor that are like little vehicles for the kids to sit in while getting a haircut. Families with multiple children get discounts after the first haircut at regular price.

Founded by Larry and Cookie Shelton in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1994 and franchising since 1996, the number of locations has jumped in recent years from 24 in 2014 to the current total of 112 (up from the previously reported total of 110), of which two are company-owned and three are located outside the US.

14. Deka Lash

Deka Lash prides itself on several innovations, including a professional training program developed over five years; its proprietary studio design featuring custom-designed beds, chairs, and work areas; a highly-personalized customer experience with a unique check-in system; and a membership program.

Founded by Jennifer Blair and her husband Mike in 2013 and franchising since 2016, the number of locations now stands at 104 (up from the previously reported total of 85), of which four are company-owned and one is located outside the US.

15. Roosters Men’s Grooming Centers

Roosters Men’s Grooming Centers brings back the classic American barbershop for men who want an updated version of the traditional men’s haircut shop. Other services include facial shaves, head shaves, coloring to blend away gray, beard trims, neck shaves, and men’s facials. Roosters is part of the Regis Corporation family of 27 salon brands.

Founded by Joe Grondin in Lapeer, Michigan in 1999 and franchising since 2002, the number of locations has grown in recent years from 33 in 2011 to the current total of 91 (up from the previously reported total of 90), of which three are company-owned and two are located outside the US.

16. Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar calls itself “the original blow dry bar” where the main service is “wash, blo and go,” although many locations also offer makeup application, nails, waxing, and bridal hairstyling. In 2014, the chain received a big boost when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her own hairdresser, David Babaii, became partners.

Founded in 2007 and franchising since 2009, the number of locations rose rapidly from 34 in 2014 to a peak of 98 in 2020 but has since dropped back to the current total of 91, of which none are company-owned and 19 are located outside the US.

17. Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is a little different from other kid salons because it serves youth in addition to young children. For the youngest kids, it has toy-car vehicle chairs where kids can watch their favorite cartoons. Older kids can play Xbox or Playstation on 40-inch screens during their haircuts. There are special lounges just for tweens and teenage girls for glam styling and painting nails. The chain also offers “Glamour Girl” birthday parties.

Founded in 2001 and franchising since 2004, the number of locations has marched steadily upwards from 33 in 2012 to the current total of 88 (up from the previously reported total of 75), of which only one is company-owned and two are located outside the US.

18. Pigtails and Crewcuts

Pigtails and Crewcuts is another hair salon chain for kids. It features kid-centric vehicle-shaped chairs for the littlest customers, the latest books, videos, toys, a wooden train table, and a treasure chest stocked with surprises for after the trim. Stores also have a party room that can be booked for birthday celebrations.

Founded in 2002 and franchising since 2004, the number of locations had been expanding from 31 in 2011 to a high of 66 in 2020 but has since declined to the current total of 60, of which only one is company-owned and all are located in the US.

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19. Snip-Its

Snip-Its is a salon concept for kids that makes getting a haircut fun and entertaining. The chain has its own cartoon characters in various games and stories, the Magic Box that dispenses a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair at the end of a visit, and its own all-natural line of haircare products specially formulated just for kids. Locations also host birthday parties that include hairstyling and dress-up costumes.

Founded by Joanna Meiseles in 1995 and franchising since 2003, the number of locations has declined in recent years from a peak of 67 in 2015 to the last known reported total of 58 in 2019, of which three were company-owned and all were located in the US.

20. V’s Barbershop

V’s Barbershop bills itself as a traditional, upscale, authentic barbershop that offers men’s haircuts and hairstyling, hot-lather straight-razor shaves, facials, facial and neck massages, free neck shaves for regular customers, and even shoeshines in many of its locations. Founded by Jim Valenzuela in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999 and franchising since 2005, the number of locations now stands at 53 (up from the previously reported total of 47), of which none are company-owned and all are located in the US.

21. LunchboxWax

LunchboxWax offers speed-waxing services with a cheeky hipster vibe for customers who don’t need or want a lengthier spa experience. The chain serves both women and men with no fewer than 33 different waxing services, each of which is focused on a different and very specific part of the body. Founded by Debi Lane in Boise, Idaho in 2010 and franchising since 2013, the number of locations now stands at 52 (up from the previously reported total of 47), of which two are company-owned and all are located in the US.

22. Lemon Tree Family Salons

Lemon Tree Family Salons is a family-oriented, full-service, value-priced salon offering haircuts and styling, beard and mustache trimming, up-dos, body waves, highlighting, coloring, and permanents. Founded by Joan M. Cable in Bethpage, New York in 1974 and franchising since 1976, there are currently 42 locations (down from the previously reported total of 43), of which nine are company-owned and all are located in the US.

23. Scissors & Scotch

Scissors & Scotch is another recent entry into the rapidly grown men’s grooming segment of hair salons. The company website describes the model as a place “…where traditional barbering and modern spa services meet your favorite watering hole. Sit back, relax, get groomed – then enjoy a cocktail, coffee, or cold one in our private lounge.”

The company also offers a membership model in which customers can pick and choose the services they want and how often they want them. Membership perks include guest passes for free services, free upkeeps, discounts on products and drinks, and priority access to networking events.

Founded by Erik Anderson in Omaha, Nebraska in 2015 and franchising since 2017, there are now 14 locations (up from the previously reported total of 10), of which two are company-owned and all are located in the US.

24. Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Cherry Blow Dry Bar brings a membership option to the blowout styling concept. The Signature Membership includes two blowouts per month and the Trendsetter includes four blowouts per month, with any unused blowouts automatically rolling over to the next month. Customers can also pre-pay for 12 blowouts and use them any time they want. Additional services on the menu at each location include hair extensions (HotHead tape-in extensions), makeup services, lash extensions, hair treatments, braiding, and scalp massages.

Founded in 2008 and franchising since then, the company website currently lists 14 locations (down from when it was listing 21 locations), all of which are located in the US.

25. Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails – Grooming Shop for Guys is like a cross between a barbershop and a spa just for men. It offers traditional haircuts and shaving services, but its core focus is foot and hand grooming. It’s essentially the ultimate man cave for manicures and pedicures. Each customer gets their own TV and remote, noise cancelling headphones, no bright lights, a complimentary beverage (beer, spirits, soda, water), custom-crafted barber chairs for haircuts and shaves, and overstuffed leather chairs for mani/pedi services.

Founded by Michael Elliot in 2013 and franchising since 2015, there are now 13 locations (up from the previously reported total of 11), of which none are company-owned and all are located in the US.

An Important Note About Our Methodology

The franchises on this list were ranked according to the number of units in the franchise system. If you are a prospective franchisee searching for franchise opportunities that meet or exceed certain performance benchmarks for sales, profits, and return on investment, please check out this list of America’s Most Lucrative Franchises.

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The 25 Best Salon and Beauty Franchises of 2022 (Updated Rankings) (6)


How does Great Clips make money? ›

Once a salon is set up, the main fees are a continuing franchise fee of 6% of gross sales and a contribution to the ad fund of 5% of sales, both payable biweekly (Item 6, FDD 2021).

What is the most popular salon in the world? ›

World's Best Beauty Salon 2020 Nominees
  • Beauty Connection Spa, Dubai (UAE)
  • Carita The House of Beauty - Paris (France)
  • John Barrett New York (United States)
  • Maison de Joelle Jumeirah Dubai (UAE)
  • MISS FOX Melbourne (Australia)
  • Truelase Beauty Clinic, Dubai (UAE)

Which is the best salon brand? ›

Here are the top 10 salon franchises in India
  • STUDIO11 Salon & Spa. Founded in: 2012. ...
  • Shahnaz Husain. Founded in: 1970. ...
  • Lakmé Salon. Founded in: 1952. ...
  • Green Trends. Founded in: 2002. ...
  • Looks Salon. Founded in: 1989. ...
  • Naturals. Founded in: 2000. ...
  • NEELDAVID'S INTERNATIONAL SALON. Founded in: 2006. ...
  • Strands Salons. Founded in: 2005.

What is the largest salon brand? ›

Franchising since 1983, Great Clips, Inc. has grown to a massive 4,400 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand.

How much money can I make with Great Clips? ›

How much does a Great Clips Franchise make? As of Feb 15, 2023, the average annual pay for a Great Clips Franchise in the United States is $43,786 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.05 an hour.

How much should you tip a hairdresser at Great Clips? ›

Remember the golden rule: "You should tip 20 percent on the entire service cost, not per individual," says Schweitzer. So if your haircut and blow-dry cost $40 total, and your color was $60, your total service cost comes to $100. That means you should tip $20 divided between the colorist and stylist.

Who is the highest paid hairdresser in the world? ›

Rossano Ferretti is known as the most exclusive and expensive hair dresser in the world. He is famously known for the 'Method' haircut technique, which is also known as the 'Invisible Haircut'.

What is the biggest salon chain in the world? ›

Regis Corporation is an American operator of hair salons. As of August 2021, it has 5,563 franchised and 276 company-owned salons.

Who is the highest paid hair stylist in the world? ›

Here are some of the richest hair stylists of Hollywood who earn big bucks by doing the hair of several celebrities.
  • 7 Chris Appleton.
  • 6 Jen Atkin.
  • 5 Adir Abergel.
  • 4 Chris McMillan.
  • 3 Lacy Redway.
  • 2 Kim Kimble.
  • 1 Ted Gibson.
Aug 22, 2021

What is the number 1 hair care line? ›

Olaplex is #1, followed by GHD and Babyliss in Cosmetify's 'Most Popular Hair Brands.

What is the #1 premium hair care line? ›

As the #1 premium haircare brand in the world, MONAT offers the opportunity to be a part of a community that can change lives – both for yourself and for others.

What is the best chain hair salon? ›

The Top Salon and Beauty Franchises of 2023
  1. Great Clips. Great Clips offers customers haircuts seven days a week with no appointments needed. ...
  2. Supercuts. ...
  3. Sport Clips. ...
  4. Merle Norman Cosmetics. ...
  5. Fantastic Sams Cut and Color. ...
  6. Cost Cutters Family Hair Care. ...
  7. First Choice Haircutters. ...
  8. Amazing Lash Studio.
Dec 7, 2017

What is the largest expense in operating a salon? ›

Payroll: 50% of Salon Expenses. Typically the most considerable expense for any small business, payroll tops 50% of all expenditures. Receptions, assistants, service providers, and other employees are necessary to run a successful salon or spa.

What state has the most hair stylist? ›

In fact, our research shows that West Virginia is the best state for hairstylist/cosmetologists in America. The best city in America for hairstylist/cosmetologists with the highest pay is San Francisco, CA.
1. West Virginia.
Total Hairstylist/Cosmetologist Jobs:73
Highest 10 Percent Earn:$63,000
3 more rows
Apr 6, 2021

What state has the most hair salons? ›

Which States have the highest number of businesses in the Hair Salons industry in the United States? California (8,471 businesses), New York (7,770 businesses) and Florida (7,453 businesses) are the States with the most number of Hair Salons businesses in the US.

What franchise is the most profitable? ›

Most Profitable Franchises
  1. Anytime Fitness. Anytime Fitness is a popular gym brand with a low-cost investment and high revenue potential. ...
  2. McDonald's. McDonald's franchise program is one of the most established in the fast food industry. ...
  3. UPS Store. ...
  4. Jersey Mike's Subs. ...
  5. Dunkin' ...
  6. Sport Clips. ...
  7. 7-Eleven. ...
  8. Papa John's.
Nov 1, 2022

Is 10 dollar haircut a good tip? ›

It's a nice gesture to tip for a free bang trim—anywhere from $5 to $10 is good, but of course, there's no set rule on tipping for free services.

How much does a Supercuts franchise owner make? ›

The estimated total pay for a Owner at Supercuts is $101,876 per year.

How much do you tip for $200 hair color? ›

How much should you tip on a $200 hair service? You should start at a 20% tip as a fair baseline. And if the service and the result are exceptional, you should tip 25%.

What is a generous tip for a haircut? ›

Most of these experts suggest leaving 15% to 20%, depending on the service and your satisfaction. Going with 20% is nice for the stylist and you because that math is pretty simple. To find 20%, start by finding 10%, then double that amount.

What is a good tip for a $20 haircut? ›

Using 20% as a tipping baseline, here's what you'd expect to pay for the tip: $20 haircut - $4 tip. $25 haircut - $5 tip. $30 haircut - $6 tip.

Can a hair stylist make 6 figures? ›

Believe it or not, making six figures as a hairstylist is completely possible. While it is possible, it's going to take a lot of hard work, discipline, and determination. There are plenty of stylists out there making six figures who aren't celebrities or work in high-end shops.

Who Is World's Best hair Stylist? ›

Jen Atkin. The New York Times called Jen Atkin "the most influential hairstylist in the world" — and we're inclined to agree.

Who is the youngest hairstylist? ›

Neijae Graham-Henries, the World's Youngest Barber
  • Everyone has at least one talent while others may have two or more. ...
  • Waking up is what Neijae Graham-Henries, at age seven, did in becoming the world's youngest barber. ...
  • Neijae stated that she loves to see people's hair coiffed and not ragged.
Oct 14, 2022

What is the busiest day in a salon? ›

“The busiest days in the salon are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,” Nelson says. “These days are a mix of returning customers, new customers, walk-in customers and corrective color.” But, wait: it isn't that cut and dry. There are quite a few advantages to booking your appointment on these busy days.

How much do top salon owners make? ›

Salon Owner Salary
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$99,000$8,250
75th Percentile$55,000$4,583
25th Percentile$23,000$1,916

How many clients does a hair stylist have a day? ›

Have you ever wondered how many clients does a hairstylist have a day? The average number of clients is 12, however, most provide their services to 6-20 clients per day. The overall number of clients depends on several things. Let's find out what are those things and what you can do about it.

What is the highest paid beautician? ›

It's no secret that being a cosmetic surgeon is one of the highest-paid jobs in the world. As of 2021, Allied Physicians Salary Survey reported that cosmetic surgeons could earn $820,000 annually, depending on their specialty.

What are the top three industries that employ hair stylists? ›

Industry profile for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists:
IndustryEmployment (1)Percent of industry employment
Personal Care Services253,06038.88
General Merchandise Stores13,7900.45
Health and Personal Care Stores11,6901.16
Motion Picture and Video Industries9100.29
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What hair product does Oprah use? ›

Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Smooth-in-motion Shampoo. “This is my favorite shampoo,” Mangrum says. If you have curly or excessively curly hair then she recommends using it once a week.

What hair care does Jennifer Lopez use? ›

Jennifer Lopez's hairstylist revealed the spray used to achieve her infamous shiny hair. She uses the Color Wow Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray to perfect her glossy locks. The spray is available at Sephora and Amazon for $29.

What is a Type 1 hair? ›

Type 1 hair is hair that lies flat, or straight. Straight locks tend to be on the shinier side because the hair's natural oils are able to travel from root to tip. This hair category includes divisions 1A, 1B, and 1C. Type 1A is “stick” straight hair that has no hint of curl or wave.

What is Jennifer Aniston's hair care brand? ›

Jen founded LolaVie with a simple premise – that you shouldn't have to choose between products that perform well and those that are good for you.

What does a1 hair mean? ›

Type 1A hair is very straight and fine, with no hint of wave or curl. As it is so straight and fine, when the natural oils travel to the ends, it tends to cause it to look like oily hair. It is the rarest hair type and is common among women of Asian descent.

Where do hairdressers make the most money? ›

Highest-Paid Stylists By State
RankStateAverage Stylist Salary
3North Dakota$47,575
4West Virginia$46,340
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Aug 2, 2022

What level hair stylist is the best? ›

Master Level

With years of experience, extensive training, and many thousands of hours behind the salon chair, they are truly the best-of-the-best.

What are the 2 biggest expenses a business has? ›

Top 7 Small Business Expenses and How to Reduce Them
  • 1) Labor. Hands down, labor is the most expensive cost you'll shoulder. ...
  • 2) Business vehicles. Business vehicles cost a lot of money, as fuel, insurance, repairs and downtime all add up quickly. ...
  • 3) Supplies. ...
  • 4) Rent or mortgage costs. ...
  • 5) Utilities. ...
  • 6) Insurance. ...
  • 7) Taxes.

What are the top two expenses for most salons? ›

Here are some of the most common beauty salon costs to consider.
  • Rent. Paying for a space to run your beauty salon will be one of your most significant monthly expenses. ...
  • Equipment. ...
  • Licenses and Permits. ...
  • Supplies. ...
  • Insurance. ...
  • Utilities. ...
  • Credit Card Processing Fees.
Apr 9, 2020

What is the biggest monthly expense? ›

Average household expenses in the U.S.

The largest expense for most Americans is housing. At $1,050 per month, the cost of having a roof over our heads accounts for 21% of a household's monthly budget. Percentage of income is based on after-tax income.

Which state has the highest paid cosmetologists? ›

West Virginia

What is the hair capital of the United States? ›

Since the 1980s, Detroit hair designers have stretched the boundaries of what could be done with hair. Since the 1980s, Detroit stylists have designed larger than life hair creations to be shown off at the city's annual Hair Wars event.

What is the average age of a hair stylist? ›

40 years old

Where is the best place to work as a hairstylist? ›

We found that West Virginia is the best state in the nation for stylists, and people in Bellingham earn the most in the field. Cosmetology and business are the most common majors for people with jobs as stylists.
1. West Virginia.
Total Stylist Jobs:100
Lowest 10 Percent Earn:$34,000
Highest 10 Percent Earn:$63,000
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Apr 6, 2021

What makes the most money in the hair industry? ›

There are plenty of ways to make money in the hair industry. We've got the top three ways for you to make the most of your buck despite your avenue in the industry. The top three ways are being a hairstylist, selling hair care products, and selling hair extensions.

Is owning a hair salon profitable? ›

How Profitable Are Hair Salons? Profit margins at hair salons are surprisingly slim. According to the blog The Salon Business, the average profit is just $19,000 per year. The blog says the average salon profit is 8.2 percent but can range from just 2 percent to 17 percent, depending on how well you manage the salon.

How much is a Great Clips franchise worth? ›

What Does a Great Clips Hair Salon Franchise Cost? To buy a franchise with Great Clips Hair Salon, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $50,000 and a minimum net worth of $300,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $137,000 - $259,000.

How do you make money selling clips? ›

How to sell videos online in 2022
  1. Determine your target market. First, figure out who your target market is. ...
  2. Create a plan. Like anything else, you need a plan. ...
  3. Film your videos. ...
  4. Choose a video monetization platform. ...
  5. Promote your videos. ...
  6. Engage with your audience. ...
  7. Video tutorials. ...
  8. Online courses.
Dec 27, 2021

How much did you tip for a haircut? ›

We asked three etiquette experts, two salon professionals and a certified financial planner. Most of these experts suggest leaving 15% to 20%, depending on the service and your satisfaction. Going with 20% is nice for the stylist and you because that math is pretty simple.

What is the number 1 franchise in America? ›


What is the cheapest most profitable franchise to buy? ›

Here are some of the cheapest franchises to start:
  1. Cruise Planners. Franchise fee: $10,995. ...
  2. Jazzercise. Franchise fee: $1,250. ...
  3. Help-U-Sell Real Estate. Franchise fee: $15,000. ...
  4. United Country Real Estate. Franchise fee: $8,000 to $20,000. ...
  5. Stratus Building Solutions. ...
  6. Anago Cleaning Systems. ...
  7. JAN-PRO. ...
  8. Dream Vacations.
Feb 21, 2023

Do franchise owners get rich? ›

The bottom line is that while a franchise can make you independently wealthy, it isn't a guarantee. Choosing the right business in the right industry, and going in with preexisting entrepreneurial experience and/or existing wealth can help, but your income-generating potential may still be somewhat limited.

Do franchise owners pay royalties? ›

There's another fee you'll be paying as a franchisee. It's a royalty. Franchise royalties are usually collected by your franchisor on a monthly basis. Like marketing fees, these fees are based on a percentage of your revenue.

Who owns the biggest franchise? ›

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Where is the best place to sell videos? ›

Best Ecommerce Platform for Online Courses
PlatformStarting fromType of platform
Muvi$399Over-the-top (OTT)
3D Cart$19Hosted
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What is a good tip for a $100 haircut? ›

Here's a simple guide if quick math also isn't your strong suit: $25 service = $5 tip. $50 service = $10 tip. $100 service = $20 tip.


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