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Hair, Nail & Beauty Salons – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 7230  |  NAICS 812110

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Hair & Nail Care Salons  (view report)
Body Waxing & Nail Salons  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Bobit Business Media
Salon Today

Monthly trade journal provides news and information for salon owners and managers with a primary focus on business and technology topics, and features a team of industry experts that offer advice on a variety of business-related topics including salon design, leadership, marketing, social media, compensation, and personnel development. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Questex Media Group
American Salon Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for salon owners and managers, with topics covered in the business section of its website including career, management, marketing, retail, and decor/design and regular magazine features including the "Better Business" section  that provides readers with tips on how to improve salon sales and profitability and profiles successful operators.

NAILS Magazine
Resources available from this organization include:

NAILS Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for nail care professionals, with topics covered in its business section including business management, marketing and promotions, customer service, retail, money matters, and operator profiles, and with special features including the "The Big Book" supplement published in November that provides an in-depth statistical look at the nail care business.

The Big Book
Annual study provides an in-depth statistical look at the nail care business, with topics covered in the study including nail technician demographics, types of services offered, average service prices, best selling retail products, client demographics, number of clients served per week, and average income per week. Statistical sections from current and archived editions of the study are available free online.

Professional Beauty Association
Resources available from this trade association include:

National Salon/Spa Industry Profile
National profile provides an overview of the industry based on statistical data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, with data provided in the profile including number of firms, sales volume, employment, and weekly hours. State and U.S. Congressional district profiles are also available by state or district for all 50 states, 435 Congressional districts, and the District of Columbia.

National Salon/Spa Tracking Survey
Quarterly survey of salon/spa owners and managers provides detailed analysis of demographic and economic trends affecting the industry, with topics covered in the survey including service and retail sales, customer traffic flow, back bar costs, service pricing, employee staffing levels, hours worked, and capital spending, and with survey data broken out by sales volume and other selected criteria.

Salon/Spa Performance Index
Quarterly composite index based on responses to the national industry tracking survey discussed above measures the health of the industry in terms of both current conditions and expectations in relationship to a base level of 100, with an index value above 100 indicating a period of expansion for this sector and an index value below 100 representing a period of contraction for this sector.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Hair and Nail Salons, Beauty Salons, and Barber Shops  Search for "81211" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Hair and Nail Salons, Beauty Salons, and Barber Shops  Search for "81211" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Hair & Nail Care Salons
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Personal Care Services

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed in the personal care services sector that provide hair, nail, and skin care services, with data reported on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for the following job categories: barbers; hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists; manicurists and pedicurists; shampooers; and skin care specialists.

PayScale, Inc.
Hair and Beauty Salons

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this personal care sector such as salon manager, hairstylist, hairdresser, and cosmetologist, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Regis Corporation (d/b/a Regis, Supercuts, and SmartStyle), Fantastic Sams, Great Clips, Inc., Sports Clips, Inc., and Ratner Companies, LC.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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