About Village Salon Studios
Our business is of two salons (with a third one opening this spring) providing hair, nail, skin, lashes, barbering, and other cosmetology services. The professionals lease the studios. They are independent business owners with the autonomy to make their own hours, set their own rates, accept payments directly, do much of their own marketing, and determine what services they will offer.
This is the future of the beauty care industry.
We're already there.
In the spring of 2012, Dan and I decided to open a salon. We knew that we didn’t want to be anyone’s boss. We wanted a place where salon professionals could go to work without worrying about leaving their tools and supplies out in a large open salon, a place where they could have privacy and one-on-one time with their clients.
So Salon Studios of Corrales came into being.
Now, eight years later, it is time to open our 3rd salon. Again, we like our location better than anything out there, so we are staying in the Las Tiendas Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Alameda and Corrales Road.
We have the best landlords ever, and they are very supportive of our business.
Our first space was 1,500 square feet. We created 9 studios, two of which are doubles. We opened our doors on November 1, 2012. By February 1, 2013, we had 16 people on a waiting list for available studios.
We looked around town for a suitable space for our 2nd location. We couldn’t find anything that we liked better than where we were. We have great parking, a central location, and a well-known shopping center.
So we decided to stay where we are and opened Salon Studios2, this time with 3,500 square feet that holds 25 studios--eight of which are doubles. Salon 2 opened on November 1, 2013.
As part of opening our 3rd location, we will be changing our name to "Village Salon Studios." We also created a retro (colonial village) decor.
We feel that we are truly a village, a community of salon professionals.