Salon millionaires can make as much as $100,000 per year and the vast majority of them earn the money by selling hair services and haircuts.
But a growing number of them are also making money through the sale of products.
That’s because, according to a new report by beauty salon experts, many salon owners are simply buying up products and reselling them, even if they’re not selling them on the street.
“There’s no question that the salon is a thriving business, and the money that they are making is a lot more than just their actual sales,” said Lisa Osterberg, owner of Beauty Salon Salon World, a New York-based salon that focuses on selling natural products and services.
“They’re making a lot of money, but what’s interesting is that they’re actually selling it on the web.”
Beauty salon owners can earn as much, if not more, than $100 million per year if they make sales through their website, according the study.
And the average salon owner earns $3,000 a month, which is higher than the average hourly wage of an American full-time worker.
Osterburg and her colleagues looked at more than 1,200 beauty salons in 15 states to determine the number of salon owners and the number who made more than $1 million in sales.
The salons that made the most money, according on average, were also the ones that made sure to promote themselves on social media, advertise on beauty blogs, and have Instagram accounts, which are designed to showcase the salon’s products.
“When people go to a salon, they want to get something that’s good for them and they want a good look,” said Osterberg, who was one of the study’s authors.
“We don’t want people to just come in and just buy a product and go.”
She added that beauty salon owners often have an incentive to sell more than they’re worth.
“It’s a great way to make money,” Osterborg said.
“And it’s also a great opportunity to expand.”
The study also looked at the number and size of beauty saloons across the country.
It found that the average number of salons had about 20 employees and that there were at least 50 beauty saloning clubs across the United States.
Some of those clubs, such as the one in Florida where Osterbers husband is the president, are so popular that they’ve even been featured on the television show “The Big Bang Theory.”
But many beauty saloned clubs don’t meet that standard, the study found.
It also found that only about 15 percent of saloons were registered with the National Association of Beauty and Barbering Associations.
The study noted that there are some salons with more than 100 employees that aren’t listed with an association.
“You can find a lot to like about a lot.
You can find people who are passionate about what they do,” Ostersberg said.
A number of the salons Osterbeg owns have even started their own websites, with their own social media accounts.
She said she recently had a discussion with one salon owner who has about 40 employees and had been using the social media platform to advertise her salon’s product lines.
“He was so proud of what he’s doing.
I told him that we should have a Facebook page and Instagram page,” Ostenberg said, adding that he laughed.
“But we’re just selling products on the internet.”
Osterbunds owners are also starting their own Instagram accounts.
One of the more popular, Beauty Salon World Instagram, has more than 8,000 followers.
But, according a spokeswoman for the salon, Osterbiebs account is “not being used by the salon,” and the owner has deleted it.
“The Instagram page was created to advertise products that the owner did not sell to customers,” said spokeswoman Jennifer Tewksbury.
“Any information posted on this page is not intended to be a sales contact for any other beauty saloon.
Any sales contact should contact us directly.”
Ostenberg said she has no problem with her salon selling its products on Instagram, but that she worries about her salon being inundated with the photos of products she sells.
“My concern is that if I have a huge Instagram following, I’m inundated by people looking for products and I have to sell to keep up with that,” she said.
Some salon owners have even launched Facebook pages and other social media outlets, but those aren’t aimed at selling products.
One owner in California, for example, started a Facebook Page called Beauty Salon: The Official Facebook Page for a new salon.
She has more that 10,000 fans, but Tewbsbury said the page has been taken down.
“She’s creating a platform where people can share their ideas, but they have to actually pay for that, and she’s not really trying to do that,” Ostberg added.