Nail salons, with low up-front costs, are an excellent option for first-time entrepreneurs in any economy. A nail salon is the perfect business for someone who is passionate about nails and spa salons, fashion and incorporating art into the work of beautification. A great way to express yourself and set your business apart is by decorating your nail salon in a way that presents a professional appearance to reassure customers but is creative enough to draw them in. Decorating the salon while keeping a low budget will help your new business to be successful.
Visit your local hardware stores and search through the bulk paints that have been mixed with the wrong color. Keep a watch on these paint sections at multiple hardware stores until you find a color of paint that will put your customers in a relaxed frame of mind, and still communicate a fresh and stylish store appearance. Apply the paint to the walls using smooth, even brushstrokes. Add joint compound to the paint to give it a textured appearance.
Search through liquidation sales and business closeout sales for equipment from other nail salons that have gone out of business and purchase any relevant equipment of pedicure chair. School closings and office closings are also useful for finding desk chairs, desks and organization equipment. Refurbish the equipment in such a way that it has an overall theme, by refinishing it with stain or painting it.
Find vintage floor lamps, desk lamps and additional lighting from thrift stores and business closings. Replace the bulbs with attractive, mellow filament bulbs to provide a soft lighting environment.
As business continues, use the by-products of the business to create attractive decorations and furnishings to decorate it. Examples of this include creating objects out of clear nail polish bottles such as chandeliers or other lamps for your spa salon.