When thinking about how to grow your salon business, don’t overlook salon associations. These organizations for beauty professionals offer valuable resources that can accelerate your businesses’ growth. Salon associations offer opportunities for networking and education. Some even have annual conventions with speakers or classes covering new techniques or business trends. Whether you have a single chair or an entire enterprise, it’s smart to belong to a salon association. But which one(s)?
There are about as many salon organizations as there are ways to cut hair, but as part of Women’s History Month, we’re going to focus on groups that are particularly beneficial for women. Most of these associations were founded by women and/or are women-operated. Given that the beauty industry is more than 90% women, they’re well-positioned to be in tune with what your business needs.
Before you join anything, think about what you want most out of your membership: education, networking, business advice, job leads? Once you know that, start your search. Here’s a list of some of the best salon associations for women: