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How to Setup Beauty Saloon Business in India

Beauty Saloon Business

How to setup Beauty Saloon Business in India?

Beauty Saloon Business An establishment that provides beauty services like professional haircut and style manicures and pedicures, and often cosmetics, makeup and makeovers and a number of cosmetic treatments to the male and female both. With the passage of time the demand of saloon is enlarged.

Number of factors need to consider before establishing a saloon like;

  • Funding
  • Licensing
  • Type Of Salon
  • Fixtures
  • Quality Of Salon
  • Improvements In Leaseholds
  • Opening Inventory
  • Utility and Rent Deposits
  • Equipment Being Used

Market Dynamics of Saloon Business

Owing to increase demand of saloon in the societies, the growth of salon business is fixed.

What is the license required to Commence Beauty Salon Business?

A cosmetologist license is the most inclusive license. Cosmetologists can work on both male and female hair, skin and nails. It covers all the aspects of beauty enrichment. However, the required training time varies from state to state. A license that required is as follows:-

Barber License

Like other professions involving the health, fitness and beauty industry, barbers also required to be licensed because their work is directly related to public health. What is the average annual salary for Barber? How much does a Barber make? The median annual Barber salary is Rs. 20, 23,747 /- only as of January 30, 2018; however this may vary depending upon a number of factors.

Aesthetician License

Unlike a cosmetologist, an aesthetician focuses only on skincare. Aestheticians specialize in areas such as microdermabrasion, permanent makeup, massage, and reflexology.

Electrologist License

An electrologist license[1] holder is a person who has achieved the training to remove hair at the root by use of electricity.  This can include removing hair on the legs, armpits, upper lip and back.

Manicurist License

A manicurist license holder focuses on taking care of nails, including manicures, pedicures, artificial nails and hand and foot massage and reflexology.

What are the permits and licenses required for initiating Beauty Saloon Business?


The first and foremost step is to get it registered in the form of an artificial legal entity like proprietorship under the Shop and Establishment Act, limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 or company registered under the Companies Act, 2013


Every business carrying out a taxable supply of goods or services and whose turnover exceeds the threshold limit is required to get GST registration and obtain GST number.


To ensure the good quality of services and to build the customer trust it is required to obtain ISO 9000-2015 Certification.


If the size of a beauty salon business is such a large that it has more than 20 employees, then it is obligatory upon the establishment to obtain EPF registration.


For all Businesses, it is mandatory in India to obtain Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) registration if they employ 10 or more employees.


To make the business renowned and famed it is suggestable to get a trademark registration in the name of the business for its services in order to maintain the uniqueness of its services.

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