Nail salon environment Statistics

It’s become a little lonely for nail techs these days. School enrollment is down, nail techs are harder to find and retain, and more salons than ever are staffed by just one technician. In 2006, more than half of all salons had just a single nail tech. The nails-only salon is becoming a thing of the past, with more and more salons adding services and offering clients more options. While not all salons are considered “full service,” few salons offer only nail care these days. The booth renter salon arrangement is still the dominant setup, with 34% of all salons operating that way.

 

How would you describe your nail salon?

  • Full-service salon……… 41.7%
  • Nails-only salon……….. 23.4%
  • Day spa……………………. 12.7%
  • Home-based salon…….. 11.6%
  • Mobile salon/spa……….. 5.3%
  • Nails and tanning salon 4.8%
  • School………………………. 3.3%
  • Resort/hotel salon or spa 0.5%
  • Destination spa…………… 0.3%
  • Health club………………… 0.3%

 

How many nail technicians work in this salon?

How many nail technicians work in this salonA: Just me – 54.2%

B: 2 nail techs – 19.1%

C: 3 techs – 9.7%

D: 4 techs – 6.1%

E: 5 techs – 3.2%

F: 6 techs – 2.3%

G: 7+ techs – 5.4%

 

 

Does your salon have a dress code or require a uniform?

Yes: 38% – No: 62%

 

BOOTH RENTERS ONLY

BOOTH RENTERS ONLY

 

How much is your monthly booth rental?

$304.01 (average)

$150 or less ……….. 22.6%
$151-$200 ……….. 11.0%
$201-$250 ……….. 8.2%
$251-$300 ……….. 16.2%
$301-$350 ……….. 7.8%
$351-$400 ……….. 12.5%
$401-$450 ……….. 4.1%
$451-$500 ……….. 8.8%
More than $500 ……….. 8.8%