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Spa Resorts and Day Spas

SIC 7991 | NAICS 812199

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Health Spa Resorts  (view report)
Health and Wellness Spas  (view report)
Day Spa & Nail Salon Franchises  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

International Spa Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

The U.S. Spa Industry - Fast Facts
Summary statistical overview of the spa industry. Available free online.

Spa Industry Study
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Study provides a current profile of the spa industry in North America by addressing essential components such as size, rate of growth, key trends, medical services, and retail, and includes information on the number of spas in Canada and the United States, industry revenues, space utilization, employment, and spa visits.

Consumer Trends Report
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Report covers significant consumer trends and how they affect the spa industry, and describes how consumers changing lifestyles are driving current and future spa behavior and identifies significant future consumer trends in the U.S. spa industry.

Spa-Goer Study
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Study looks at the profile and habits of spa users at day spas, resort/hotel spas and destination spas, and addresses key questions such as: when and why people are going to spas, frequency, services rendered, payment, and which products are purchased during the visit.

First Research

Spa Services
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Day Spa Association
Resource Library
Resource library includes articles, fact sheets, research reports, and other publications which cover various aspects of the spa industry, with topics covered including business operations and trends, industry statistics and reports, marketing strategies, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Professional Beauty Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

National Industry Profile
Profile provides an overview of the industry based on federal government statistics covering hair salons, spas, nail salons, and barber shops, and includes data on the number of establishments, sales volume, employment, weekly hours, and more.

National Salon / Spa Industry Tracking Survey
Quarterly tracking survey provides information on sales trends and outlook, customer traffic flow, pricing and costs, staffing levels, capital spending, and more, with survey results broken out by annual sales volume. Survey can be viewed free online.

Salon / Spa Section Survey Report
Report presents a detailed overview of salons and spas, including typical costs for salon services, employee benefits offered, technology use, owner profiles, and more.

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Hair Salon & Day Spa
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Spas  Search for "812112"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

International Spa Association
Financial Trends & Operating Report
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Survey provides comparative information on departmental revenue, payroll expenses, non-payroll expenses, retail operations, and other initiatives.

Compensation Surveys

International Spa Association
Online Spa Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey
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Online resource offers Web-based compensation and benefits survey information. Survey is applicable to all resort/hotel, destination, mineral springs, medical, cruise ship, club, and day spas. The 30 positions included in the survey cover titles such as fitness director/manager, spa director, massage therapist, cosmetologist, and spa attendant. Data is reported for base hourly or salaried rate, commission amounts, and pay per treatment or service and can be compared on a national, regional, state, and local market level.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Day Spas and Salons

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.