Ann McNeice, formerly known as Ann McGuire, has been hairdressing for 25 years before eventually opening her own salon in 1992.
According to Ann, hairdressers are creative and artistic people first and are business people second. “We all dream of having our own salon and are usually encouraged to set up our own business by family and clients who see that we are very busy and building up a good clientele while working for someone else.”
Before you open your own business Ann has advised any would-be hairdressing entrepreneur of all the overheads including rent, rates, water rates, phone, electricity, salon equipment, stock, visa machine charges, bank charges, IMRO and PPI charges, heating, towels, washing and drying machine, maintenance of building, signage, bookkeeping fees, accountancy fees, wages, PRSI, tax and miscellaneous expenses like cleaning products, toiletries, tea and coffee, not to mention advertising, repairs and security.
According to Ann you learn a lot by making mistakes.
In order to further her business Ann has invested in courses from cutting (Vidal Sassoon, Lee Stafford ) and upstyles (Patrick Camron ) to colour master courses with Matrix in London as well as business courses with Matrix. However Ann’s advice to anyone starting off in business is to do a business course first. She also recommends the rent a chair within a salon scheme. This is the type of opportunity she is offering in her own salon, Lauranne’s, to any stylist with ambition and motivation and a good clientele.
Contact Ann or Lawrence on 096 75782 or call to Lauranne’s at the D/Mek Centre, Ballina.