Growth in the beauty industry has been fuels over the last year by cosmetics and skin care. Lotions and Bath Oils have proven to have seen accelerated growth. One standout is Lush which focuses on the idea to go green and give back with products like sea salts or bath bombs. Things like body treatments, bubble bath, hair care and facial care have shown huge growth. High quality and organic lines have particularly shown growth and increased consumer demand over the last year.
All most 20% of salons have gone to the booth renting business model. Retail sales drive profits. The average retail ticket this year is just under $20 per transaction. Retail sales average from 20% to 30% in the more successful salons. Client visits dropped from an average of 4 times a year last year to 3 times this year. A salon must be in the 15% to 20% average to be profitable. Check out Salon Today for more industry data.