Trend Setters Hair Studio
Problem & Solution
Problem Worth Solving
There is a demand for high fashion haircuts, manicures, and pedicures at reasonable prices. Men and women should not need to sacrifice their essentials to get a treatment that makes them feel good about themselves.
Trend Setters is a full-service beauty salon dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at a reasonable price/value relationship. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.
Market Size & Segments
The market is our town, middle class, mostly women, so largely moms, working moms, and singles.
We’re not doing formal market research because we know this market pretty well and we’re comfortable with market prospects in our town. We’ve been in this business for decades now. If we execute right, our customers will come in as we bring in our beauticians and barbers.
We’re well aware of a lot of competition, existing salons, all over town. We are not going to try to compete with the expensive spa salons around, with visibly fancy locations; and we are going to look nicer and price above the less fashionable strip mall and in-home options.
We’re not pretending to be unique. We intend to bring in loyal customers because we are good people, easy to work with, good at what we do, friendly, and helpful.
Trend Setters wants to set itself apart from other beauty salons that may offer only one or two types of services. Having come from such a salon, Curley has realized, from talking with her clients, that they desire all of the services that we are proposing, but they remain frustrated because they must get their hair done at one place, and nails done at another. Although the focus of Trend Setters is hair services, we do wish to offer our clients the convenience of these other services in one location.
There are a number of salons like ours, but they are mainly in the very high-income parts of MyTown and surrounding areas. We do not intend to compete with these so-called "Day Spas." We wish to offer a middle ground for those clients who can’t quite afford those high-end luxury salons.
Our business atmosphere will be a relaxing one where clients can kick back and be pampered. Soft drinks will be offered to clients as they enter for service. Televisions will be located in the waiting and hair-drying area.
Keys to Success
Keys to Success
The keys to success in our business are:
- Location: providing an easily accessible location for customers.
- Environment: providing an environment conducive to giving relaxing and professional service.
- Convenience: offering clients a wide range of services in one setting, and extended business hours.
- Reputation: reputation of the owner and other "beauticians" as providing superior personal service.