As a salon owner, there are lots of creative things you can do to increase your business's revenue, even after normal business hours. As rent and other expenses continue to rise, it's important to think about adding additional revenue streams to your business to bring in more money. Here are a few ways you can make money with your salon after business hours.
1. Host trunk shows and pop-up shops.
Trunk shows and pop-up shops are an easy way to generate more revenue for your salon after hours. These are exclusive, temporary sales events that you can hold at your salon to sell your salon retail products. Or, you can also invite other local business owners to sell their own products at your show. You can charge them to use your salon space and salon equipment for the show, and drum up interest in your business at the same time. If your salon is big enough, consider inviting multiple vendors to exhibit at your show. The more people you can get into your salon, the more money you can make!
2. Host classes and workshops.
One of the best ways to earn money in your salon after hours is to host workshops and classes for clients and their friends. You can ask your stylists if anyone would be interested in teaching a class, or do the teaching yourself. Once you put your curriculum together, you can hold your classes and workshops after your salon closes for the night, or at times when clients won't be scheduling appointments. If you have the room, you could even hold your classes during regular salon hours too. You can also reach out to local beauty schools and offer to come in to give a presentation for their students. Beauty school students are always eager to learn, and working with people who are passionate about their craft can be an extremely rewarding experience.
3. Host camps for kids.
Hosting salon camps for kids can be extremely profitable. Kids love experimenting with hair and trying on mom's makeup, and a camp just for them where they can learn fun and easy styling techniques is sure to attract a crowd. You can also expand into other related areas, like nail art, skin care, and more. Hosting salon camps for kids can be done relatively inexpensively since you already have the salon equipment and supplies, and you might be surprised at how much you can charge for attendance.
These are just a few of the ways you can make money in your salon during non-business hours. With a little creativity and imagination, there's no telling what other ways you'll discover to increase your salon's revenue.