Salon owners are often fully qualified, experience hair stylists who are looking for a new challenge. Leading a team, managing finances and dealing with clients and product companies all form part of the salon owner's role.
As a salon owner you will be expected to create a unique identity for the salon and build a distinctive brand around it whilst running a business. You may choose to offer clients additional services such as beauty treatments and nail services.
To become a hairdresser, you will need to have customer service and 'people' skills. You'll need creativity and an awareness of fashion. You'll also need a willingness to learn new techniques and methods.
You can train as a hairdresser either full-time or part-time at a college. You could also work as a trainee, where you would learn on the job and go to college on day release.