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Beauty Salon Management Professional

About the Beauty Salon Management Professional Course

Have you always wanted to own a beauty salon, but don’t know how to get started? Our online qualification has been designed with the support of industry experts and salon managers. Develop the essential skills you need to start your own business and run a successful company day-to-day.

The average person in the UK spends over £4500 a year on taking care of their appearance. With the popularity of beauty and spa days increasing, it’s a booming sector. A beauty salon management course will set you apart from the competition and give you the tools to start building a customer base.

This distance learning programme explores topics including how to market beauty services, understand financial terms and lead a team. You’ll develop the confidence to put together a business plan and grow your company.

Benefit from the advice of an experienced personal tutor throughout your studies. You’ll receive guidance on how to apply theory to your own company and detailed feedback on your assignments.

Who should study this course?

Are you interested in starting a beauty salon business, or do you already run a company, but want to increase your profits? Taking a beauty course through home study is the convenient way to train. No experience is needed to begin this syllabus.

What happens after the course?

This qualification is the ideal next step for anyone who has a range of skills in beauty, but wants to boost their earning potential. The Beauty Salon Management Professional Course will develop your ability to use resources and form customer relationships.

Once you have finished your beauty course, you can become a beauty salon manager in an existing business, or rent your own premises. You may decide to carry out treatments yourself, or take on a team of staff.

Further study will give you the opportunity to widen the variety of treatments that you offer. You could even go on to work towards a degree in beauty therapy management and apply for high-level roles in the industry.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Unit 1 – Effective Salon Management, business ideas and health & safety

Topics

1.1  Understanding the Salon Management Role and Responsibilities

1.2 Starting your own Salon or working as an employee in a Salon

1.3 Health and Safety procedures and Insurance

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main duties and responsibilities of an effective Salon Manager
  • Be able to identify the key competences for a Salon Managers role
  • Identify key steps for starting out a business and check out likely success (sfedi BD1)
  • Gain information for resources to help setting up as self-employed
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in beauty salons, potential risks and procedures to comply with legislation (adapt HABIA/ G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations)

Unit 2 – Customer Focus and Marketing (stage 1)

Topics

1.1 Understand what marketing is and key principles of marketing

1.2 Market information and customer segmentation

1.3 Marketing strategy and introduction to the marketing mix

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define marketing and the difference between a marketing led company and a product led company
  • Understand the basic principles of market segmentation and how it helps your marketing effectiveness
  • Be able to find out about the market and your competitors
  • Review different marketing strategy options to help develop Salon marketing plans
  • List the elements that make up a Salon Marketing mix

Unit 3 – Customer Marketing and Managing the business (Stage 2)

Topics

1.1 Managing the marketing mix in a Service Business and Salon

1.2 Introduction to managing key marketing decisions on: product, branding, people as part of the service product, pricing, location, processes and marketing communication tools

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the principles of product related decisions such as branding, retailing and product/treatment choices to fit your target customers
  • Be aware that people are part of the salon product and understand how to measure customer service  in a salon business
  • Gain knowledge on to setting prices to balance competitive pricing and making a profit margin
  • Assess the options for location and premises for a salon business
  • Be aware of the process needs of a salon business: routine duties, records and procedures
  • Be able to assess a range of marketing communication tools to help promote the salon

Unit 4 – Finance for Salon Management – Planning and Use of Resources

Topics:

1.1 Reason for Business planning and having a business mission

1.2 Business plan format and contents

1.3 Understanding key financial terms

1.4 Awareness of managing Salon resources as part of financial management

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to write a business plan and why it is important to plan
  • Understand the key financial terms: income, expenditure, fixed costs and variable costs and why it is important to control them
  • Identify the resources that you control in a Salon and how they affect financial performance (nos GU11)

Unit 5 – Finance for Salon Management: Financial control and cash flow

Topics:

1.1 Day to day financial controls and record keeping for a salon business

1.2 Budgets and VAT

1.3 Simple budget and cash flow management (sfedi MN4) applied to salon business

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is involved in managing day to day finances and cash in a salon
  • Understand records you need to keep, budgets and VAT
  • Understand the principle of simple cash flow analysis
  • Be able a complete a cash flow for a salon given input assumptions such as sales
  • Understand why it is important to do a cash flow and manage your budgets
  • Be aware of where to get professional resources to help

Unit 6 – People Management

Topics:

1.1 Recruitment and selection

1.2 Rights and obligations at work

1.3 Paying wages and contacts

1.4 Appraisals and measuring performance

Learning outcomes:

  • Carry out recruitment and selection of employees using good practice knowledge
  • Gain update on rights and obligations at work
  • Understand the basics knowledge on how to pay wages
  • Understand how to measuring performance and develop salon employees
  • Access resources and support to help

Unit 7 – People Management

Topics

1.1 Motivation theory and practice in the workplace

1.2 Motivation tools for performance improvement

1.3 Effective team working

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance and role of motivation in theory and in the work place to achieve good performance
  • Gain motivation tools to help managers motivate their staff and teams
  • Understand the principles of how to get teams to work together effectively and why it is especially important for a salon business

Unit 8 – Customer Focus and Marketing & Customer Management - Winning and Keeping Customers

Topics

1.1  Understanding the importance of managing customers for your Salon

1.2  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

1.3  Relationship selling in the Salon

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the evidence that justifies customer management focus
  • Relate segmentation and customer service topics leant from Marketing units 2 and 3 to help develop plans to help effective customer management
  • Define CRM , understand the drivers behind CRM, understand and apply selected key CRM  principles :
    - Customer relationship ladder
    - Customer lifetime value
    - Customer data
  • Define relationship selling and  the key steps in a relationship selling transaction

Unit 9 – Salon Retail Management and Customer Satisfaction

Topics

1.1 UK Retail and Health and Beauty Market

1.2 Retail Marketing Mix

1.3 Visual Merchandising and Display

1.4 Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key trends in the UK retail and beauty retail market
  • Identify the retail marketing mix and how it applies to a Salon
  • Gain insights into how visual merchandising works
  • Understand the basics of customer satisfaction measurement tools

Unit 10 – Putting it all together – Business Plan and final assessment

Topics

1.1 Salon Management and Planning

1.2 Final assessment – planning in practice

1.3 A final word: Tomorrows Managers

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why a Salon Manager needs to create or contribute to a Business Plan
  • Link learning across the course Units in a business plan context
  • Utilise a template for a ‘best practice’ salon business plan
  • Complete the course final assignment

Useful resources and reading list – at the end of each unit

  • List and links to Industry associations
  • Free resources to help your salon business
  • Reading list – industry and introduction to management books

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams required

After each lesson there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Beauty Salon Management Professional.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beauty salon management is about the skills and knowledge you need to run a successful salon business in the UK. It covers everything from financial management and staff recruitment to marketing and client care, equipping you to turn a passion for beauty into a thriving business.
Beauty salon manager jobs can be a perfect fit for those who love the beauty world and want to make a real impact. Your daily focus will on guiding a creative team, building a loyal clientele, and shaping the salon's atmosphere – you'll wear many hats, but the rewards of a thriving business and a happy team are truly fulfilling.
To create a thriving beauty salon, focus on three key areas: First, know your niche - identify your ideal client and tailor services and atmosphere to their desires. Second, prioritise client experience - provide exceptional service, a welcoming environment, and build trust through top-notch staff. Finally, master the business side - manage finances, stay on top of trends, and leverage social media to build a strong online presence. All of this and more is covered in this online Beauty Salon Management Professional professional course.
UK salon manager salaries can range from £23,750 for beginners to £33,167 for experienced managers according to Talent.com. To climb the salary ladder, focus on building a strong reputation that attracts high-end clients and boosts salon revenue. Keep an eye on beauty trends and hire team members offering the most in-demand services, and explore opportunities in larger, busier salons or chains offering competitive salaries.
This online Beauty Salon Management Professional course equips you with the skills to run a successful salon in the UK. The course covers everything from business planning and marketing to managing finances and staff. You'll learn about customer service, how to price treatments, and the legalities of running a salon. By the end, you'll be prepared to create a business plan and hit the ground running in your new career.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June

Beauty Salon Management Professional

About the Beauty Salon Management Professional Course

Have you always wanted to own a beauty salon, but don’t know how to get started? Our online qualification has been designed with the support of industry experts and salon managers. Develop the essential skills you need to start your own business and run a successful company day-to-day.

The average person in the UK spends over £4500 a year on taking care of their appearance. With the popularity of beauty and spa days increasing, it’s a booming sector. A beauty salon management course will set you apart from the competition and give you the tools to start building a customer base.

This distance learning programme explores topics including how to market beauty services, understand financial terms and lead a team. You’ll develop the confidence to put together a business plan and grow your company.

Benefit from the advice of an experienced personal tutor throughout your studies. You’ll receive guidance on how to apply theory to your own company and detailed feedback on your assignments.

Who should study this course?

Are you interested in starting a beauty salon business, or do you already run a company, but want to increase your profits? Taking a beauty course through home study is the convenient way to train. No experience is needed to begin this syllabus.

What happens after the course?

This qualification is the ideal next step for anyone who has a range of skills in beauty, but wants to boost their earning potential. The Beauty Salon Management Professional Course will develop your ability to use resources and form customer relationships.

Once you have finished your beauty course, you can become a beauty salon manager in an existing business, or rent your own premises. You may decide to carry out treatments yourself, or take on a team of staff.

Further study will give you the opportunity to widen the variety of treatments that you offer. You could even go on to work towards a degree in beauty therapy management and apply for high-level roles in the industry.

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Unit 1 – Effective Salon Management, business ideas and health & safety

Topics

1.1  Understanding the Salon Management Role and Responsibilities

1.2 Starting your own Salon or working as an employee in a Salon

1.3 Health and Safety procedures and Insurance

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main duties and responsibilities of an effective Salon Manager
  • Be able to identify the key competences for a Salon Managers role
  • Identify key steps for starting out a business and check out likely success (sfedi BD1)
  • Gain information for resources to help setting up as self-employed
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in beauty salons, potential risks and procedures to comply with legislation (adapt HABIA/ G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations)

Unit 2 – Customer Focus and Marketing (stage 1)

Topics

1.1 Understand what marketing is and key principles of marketing

1.2 Market information and customer segmentation

1.3 Marketing strategy and introduction to the marketing mix

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define marketing and the difference between a marketing led company and a product led company
  • Understand the basic principles of market segmentation and how it helps your marketing effectiveness
  • Be able to find out about the market and your competitors
  • Review different marketing strategy options to help develop Salon marketing plans
  • List the elements that make up a Salon Marketing mix

Unit 3 – Customer Marketing and Managing the business (Stage 2)

Topics

1.1 Managing the marketing mix in a Service Business and Salon

1.2 Introduction to managing key marketing decisions on: product, branding, people as part of the service product, pricing, location, processes and marketing communication tools

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the principles of product related decisions such as branding, retailing and product/treatment choices to fit your target customers
  • Be aware that people are part of the salon product and understand how to measure customer service  in a salon business
  • Gain knowledge on to setting prices to balance competitive pricing and making a profit margin
  • Assess the options for location and premises for a salon business
  • Be aware of the process needs of a salon business: routine duties, records and procedures
  • Be able to assess a range of marketing communication tools to help promote the salon

Unit 4 – Finance for Salon Management – Planning and Use of Resources

Topics:

1.1 Reason for Business planning and having a business mission

1.2 Business plan format and contents

1.3 Understanding key financial terms

1.4 Awareness of managing Salon resources as part of financial management

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to write a business plan and why it is important to plan
  • Understand the key financial terms: income, expenditure, fixed costs and variable costs and why it is important to control them
  • Identify the resources that you control in a Salon and how they affect financial performance (nos GU11)

Unit 5 – Finance for Salon Management: Financial control and cash flow

Topics:

1.1 Day to day financial controls and record keeping for a salon business

1.2 Budgets and VAT

1.3 Simple budget and cash flow management (sfedi MN4) applied to salon business

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is involved in managing day to day finances and cash in a salon
  • Understand records you need to keep, budgets and VAT
  • Understand the principle of simple cash flow analysis
  • Be able a complete a cash flow for a salon given input assumptions such as sales
  • Understand why it is important to do a cash flow and manage your budgets
  • Be aware of where to get professional resources to help

Unit 6 – People Management

Topics:

1.1 Recruitment and selection

1.2 Rights and obligations at work

1.3 Paying wages and contacts

1.4 Appraisals and measuring performance

Learning outcomes:

  • Carry out recruitment and selection of employees using good practice knowledge
  • Gain update on rights and obligations at work
  • Understand the basics knowledge on how to pay wages
  • Understand how to measuring performance and develop salon employees
  • Access resources and support to help

Unit 7 – People Management

Topics

1.1 Motivation theory and practice in the workplace

1.2 Motivation tools for performance improvement

1.3 Effective team working

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance and role of motivation in theory and in the work place to achieve good performance
  • Gain motivation tools to help managers motivate their staff and teams
  • Understand the principles of how to get teams to work together effectively and why it is especially important for a salon business

Unit 8 – Customer Focus and Marketing & Customer Management - Winning and Keeping Customers

Topics

1.1  Understanding the importance of managing customers for your Salon

1.2  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

1.3  Relationship selling in the Salon

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the evidence that justifies customer management focus
  • Relate segmentation and customer service topics leant from Marketing units 2 and 3 to help develop plans to help effective customer management
  • Define CRM , understand the drivers behind CRM, understand and apply selected key CRM  principles :
    - Customer relationship ladder
    - Customer lifetime value
    - Customer data
  • Define relationship selling and  the key steps in a relationship selling transaction

Unit 9 – Salon Retail Management and Customer Satisfaction

Topics

1.1 UK Retail and Health and Beauty Market

1.2 Retail Marketing Mix

1.3 Visual Merchandising and Display

1.4 Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key trends in the UK retail and beauty retail market
  • Identify the retail marketing mix and how it applies to a Salon
  • Gain insights into how visual merchandising works
  • Understand the basics of customer satisfaction measurement tools

Unit 10 – Putting it all together – Business Plan and final assessment

Topics

1.1 Salon Management and Planning

1.2 Final assessment – planning in practice

1.3 A final word: Tomorrows Managers

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why a Salon Manager needs to create or contribute to a Business Plan
  • Link learning across the course Units in a business plan context
  • Utilise a template for a ‘best practice’ salon business plan
  • Complete the course final assignment

Useful resources and reading list – at the end of each unit

  • List and links to Industry associations
  • Free resources to help your salon business
  • Reading list – industry and introduction to management books

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams required

After each lesson there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Beauty Salon Management Professional.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beauty salon management is about the skills and knowledge you need to run a successful salon business in the UK. It covers everything from financial management and staff recruitment to marketing and client care, equipping you to turn a passion for beauty into a thriving business.
Beauty salon manager jobs can be a perfect fit for those who love the beauty world and want to make a real impact. Your daily focus will on guiding a creative team, building a loyal clientele, and shaping the salon's atmosphere – you'll wear many hats, but the rewards of a thriving business and a happy team are truly fulfilling.
To create a thriving beauty salon, focus on three key areas: First, know your niche - identify your ideal client and tailor services and atmosphere to their desires. Second, prioritise client experience - provide exceptional service, a welcoming environment, and build trust through top-notch staff. Finally, master the business side - manage finances, stay on top of trends, and leverage social media to build a strong online presence. All of this and more is covered in this online Beauty Salon Management Professional professional course.
UK salon manager salaries can range from £23,750 for beginners to £33,167 for experienced managers according to Talent.com. To climb the salary ladder, focus on building a strong reputation that attracts high-end clients and boosts salon revenue. Keep an eye on beauty trends and hire team members offering the most in-demand services, and explore opportunities in larger, busier salons or chains offering competitive salaries.
This online Beauty Salon Management Professional course equips you with the skills to run a successful salon in the UK. The course covers everything from business planning and marketing to managing finances and staff. You'll learn about customer service, how to price treatments, and the legalities of running a salon. By the end, you'll be prepared to create a business plan and hit the ground running in your new career.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
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