Bonus: Better quality of life
And lastly, because we always like to end on a positive note, having a home salon can vastly improve your quality of life. From getting more sleep in the morning, to utilising the hours you would otherwise spend in commute to make some more cash. And, in between clients (read as: when you’ve received a last minute cancellation), you are able to relax in your home, rather than wait in a salon-cupboard for your next appointment.
Without the time on the road, waiting between appointments, cost of transit, or time away from your family, you just might create a work/life balance that actually…works!
A Backyarder is often said with a sneer, and in our (humble) opinion, it’s misplaced. Home Salons can be incredibly lucrative, as they provide targeted, low-fuss options to clients who prefer it. Plus, the quality of work could even be better than in a big beauty salon, since you are working to a more relaxed schedule.
Both options have their pros and cons, and it truly depends on your specific needs, goals, and strengths. Most importantly, home salons CAN work, if you put in the work!