If you are working in a traditional salon environment, it is likely that you have thought about taking the leap and becoming an independent hair stylist. With revenue splits with the salon owner, inflexible scheduling, and other limitations, there’s no reason why well-established hair styling professionals should not pursue an independent career.

There are a variety of benefits to being an independent hair stylist, such as being your own boss. However, it can be challenging for those in the traditional salon environments to determine when it’s the right time to make the leap. In this blog, we’ll share three signs that you are ready to leave the traditional setting and become your own boss.

1. You Are Constantly Thinking About It

As a hairstylist, it is one thing to want to open your own salon business when you are bored or frustrated at your current job in a traditional setting. It’s another thing when your passion to run your own business keep you up at night trying to figure out the steps to take to get there. If you are constantly thinking about making the move, it’s a sign that the time is right.

2. You Have A Plan

It’s risky to make this type of move without taking the time to put together a well thought out plan. We’re not saying this needs to be an in-depth plan with every detail, but it should have details such as services, pricing, and other important numbers. If you have already begun working on a plan, chances are you are almost, if not already, ready.

3. You Know Your Market

In order to make it as an independent beauty professional, you need to know who your market is. You need to know how to stand out in the marketplace and how to attract potential customers. Having a full book of clients, or close to it, is a good start to identifying your market.

These are just a few signs that indicate you are ready to become your own boss as an independent hair stylist. At, Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa, we support independent stylists and beauty professionals by offering luxury salon suites for rent. If you want to learn more about our salon suite rentals, contact us today!