Cosmetology Student Booth & Salon Suite Rental Facts
What motivates recent beauty school grads to choose self employment? Understand the cosmetology student booth & salon suite rental facts in our statistics report.
Inexperienced, independently minded, hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists have come to us, looking for new work opportunities.
In 2022-2023 we received thousands of new suite and booth rental salon, spa and barbershop requests from new graduates, across the US and Canada.
In this report on cosmetology student booth & salon suite rental facts, you will learn what newer beauty pros are looking for, and how they identify their needs concerning self-employment.
The following rental data was gleaned from US & Canadian hair stylists, barbers, nail techs, estheticians and massage therapists who were actively seeking booth rental salons, spas and barber shops- not jobs in salons. These newer independent pros want to be happy- they clarified their wants, needs and preferences in salon, spa and barber owners in order to find a great, long term fit.
Why are Recent Cosmetology Graduates Seeking Booth Rental?
From the glamorization of self-employment on social media to a lack of understanding of what it takes to be a successful booth renter, more and more recent cosmetology graduates are seeking out independent contractor roles instead of jobs in salons, spas and barbershops.
In more rural areas, booth rental may be the only option for employment in salons. Older graduates of beauty school may also have an established network of potential customers and want to skip past traditional salon employment.
For most of our students, they have set their sights on salon suites or booth rental, early on in their education. This works well for some, but most newer hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists who get into booth rental too early in their careers, fail.
What is Included in Our Statistics
This specific report includes all student and new graduate, booth rental seeking professionals- hair, esthetics, nail and massage pros.
If you would like specific data on pros who want hybrid, commission salons, salon owners preferences or other student data, visit our main salon industry statistics page.
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Utilize our salon booth rental hiring facts to understand how your business fits in. Find out how you can set yourself apart to attract & hire more booth or suite renters.
You can get a glimpse into what the full statistics reports contain on our comprehensive non-employee based owners statistics page.
Facts on newer booth renters and organic salon products
When asked about how new cosmetology graduates who are seeking independent roles in salons feel about eco-conscious practices, this is the overall data that was provided.
Over 70% of new cosmetologists seeking booth rental have indicated a preference toward lower tox salon products.
In comparison to the data on experienced booth rental salon pros, this statistic is much higher for newer professionals.
Since the demographic for new cosmetologists averages at the age of 22, youth plays a significant role in the decisions to use more organic salon products.
Cosmetology Student Booth & Salon Suite Rental Facts on Criminal Records
When asked about the criminal record our booth & salon suite new grads have, this is the overall data that was provided.
Being an independent salon contractor means more responsibility than in a traditional job.
The cosmetology student booth & salon suite rental facts demonstrate a higher level of accountability when it comes to keeping criminal records clean.
This data shifts over time, as we see in experienced booth rent salon professionals statistics on crime.
Newer Cosmetologists Getting into Salon Suites
When asked if students who opt for salon suites and booth rental need assistance in building a client base, this is the overall data that was provided.
Herein lies the problem with new cosmetologists and booth & salon suite rental.
While the data tells us, some booth and salon suite owners do help build a salon client base, generally speaking, most booth renters need to wrangle new customers on their own.
Over 64% of new cosmetologists seeking booth rental come into rental with the expectation of being fed new clients.
This may be due to the fact that schools do not properly educate students on self employment or a general oversight on the student’s part in understanding the role of being in a salon suite or renting a booth in a salon.
New Booth Rent Cosmetologists Don’t Want to Compete
When asked about how independent student cosmetologists feel about competitions and contests at work, this is the overall data that was provided.
Students seeking salon suite or both rental clearly are not concerned with being in competitions or participating in contests.
This coincides well with the lack of competitions in booth and salon suite owner statistics.
Student Cosmetologists Seeking Booth Rental Prefer a Hands Off Salon Leader
When asked about the type of leadership student cosmetologists seeking booth rental want, this is the overall data that was provided.
Inexperience in the salon industry lends itself to not knowing exactly what is needed to thrive in a career.
Our student cosmetologists seeking independent contractor roles have indicated they want a more hands off leadership approach.
This may be due to past jobs where students have been micromanaged or potentially a strong sense of independence lives in these newer beauty professionals.
Not knowing the difference between a great leader and micromanagement may also play a role in these statistics.
Facts on Booth & Salon Suite Rental Students and Corporate Ownership
When asked what type of ownership our new graduates seeking booth & salon suite are looking for, this is the overall data that was provided.
Most corporate owned booth rental business models are suites such as Phenix or Image Salon Studios.
These cosmetology student booth & salon suite rental facts show a general lukewarm attitude towards franchises.
It is also possible given the lack of experience of new hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists, these new pros may not know the difference, (or care), about a corporate owned booth rental business.
The salon, spa and barber data does not stop here!
This report is just a fraction of the statistics we gathered.
Our data is the most comprehensive, impartial employee based, hybrid and booth & suite rental statistics, available. Understanding what is going on in the salon industry promotes long term employment in salons and helps you be in the know of what is happening in the salon, spa and barber industries.
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