Importance of being centrally located: Before the owner decides to set up a salon, it would be advisable to carry out a thorough research of the market. The purpose being is to find itself in a good position within the market. For instance being located near a bunch of schools or a housing scheme can do wonders for the salon in the short run. In this way the salon gets to increase its customer base and gain profit. This can prove to be a successful marketing strategy on part of the owner. Both customers and salon get to benefit from this strategy particularly for those parents who do not have time to take their kid for a haircut. What they could simply do is pick up their child from school and take him or her to a salon literally nearby.
Automating some parts of the salon: Asides from focusing on the location of the salon, the owner should figure out ways to cut down the cost of running the salon. This can be done by automating the booking of appointments. Rather than rely on telephonic calls to book an appointment both the salon and customer can simply use a common online platform to book appointments. This would save time, cost and effort for both the parties concerned. The online platform can particularly benefit customers who are hard of hearing and cannot book an appointment through any sort of video or voice calls. Another way a salon can integrate automation in its current structure is to make use of robots that cleans the floor. Robots cleaning machines can prove to be handy keeping in mind the salon is expected to have a growing customer base.
The fear of being replaced: The staff could fear they could be replaced when the salon decides to automate its functionality. This simply should not be the case as in online appointments a parent would select the barber who would cut their child’s hair and the barber gets notified instantly. Similarly by enabling robots to clean the floor barbers will be able to focus on other tasks without a worry and of course the robot has to be guided by one of the staff.