Clean cut: Rising consumer confidence and disposable income will foster industry growth

The Hair Salon industry has managed to untangle its early postrecessionary knots. Rising consumer sentiment and per capita disposable income have boosted industry growth over the five years to 2017. This has also led to increased demand for ancillary services to standard haircuts, such as hair modification treatments (e.g. straightening procedures and perms), skin-care services and massages. In the coming years, the industry is forecast to exhibit continued growth. Per capita disposable income and consumer confidence will keep rising as the unemployment rate continues to decline, providing consumers with more discretionary income for luxury services at hair more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Companies have continued to enter the industry due to stable profit margins and low barriers to entry
  • Hair salons that exclusively offer blow-dry services have become more prevalent
  • US residents will spend more freely as declining unemployment boosts consumer confidence
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Hair Salons industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to grow at an annualized 1.9% in the 10 years to 2022. Over the same period, GDP is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 2.1%. Therefore, the industry is growing only marginally slower than the economy as a whole, which suggests that the industry is mature. Additionally, the industry exhibits characteristics of mature industries, such as stable long-term demand and minimum product innovation.Product innovation has grown at a relatively steady rate over the five years to 2017. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hair Salons Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hair Salons Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Employees must have a license
  • Accessibility to consumers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and National unemployment rate in the Hair Salons industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hair Salons Industry?

    This industry includes salons that primarily offer hair care services such as haircutting, hair coloring and hairstyling services. Additionally, these companies may provide facials and makeup applications (except permanent makeup) and retail beauty products. This industry does not include operators that primarily offer training in barbering or hairstyling.

    Industry Products
  • Haircutting and styling services
  • Hair coloring services
  • Other hair services
  • Resale of merchandise and cosmetic products
  • Skin care services
  • Industry Activities
  • Haircutting
  • Permanently modifying hair texture
  • Providing hairstyling services
  • Providing temporary makeup services
  • Providing facials and skin care services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • National unemployment rate
  • External competition for the Hair & Nail Salons industry
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64

  • Current Performance
  • Growth opportunities
  • The latest trends
  • Shifting attitudes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demanding services
  • Trends and ecofriendly products
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Hair Salons Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hair Salons Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wedding Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Haircutting and styling services
  • Hair coloring services
  • Resale of merchandise and cosmetic products
  • Other hair services
  • Skin care services
  • Chart: Hair Salons Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers age 35 to 44
  • Consumers age 45 to 54
  • Consumers age 25 to 34
  • Consumers age 55-64
  • Consumers over 65
  • Consumers under age 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hair Salons Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hair Salons

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hair Salons Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hair Salons Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hair Salons Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A beauty treatment for the face involving a variety of skincare products.
  • Keratin Treatment
  • Also known as the Brazilian Blowout. Product used to eliminate frizz, curls or waves from hair for three to four months.
  • Permanent Hair Texture Modification
  • Applying chemicals, heat or liquid that alters hair's internal structure to change its shape, such as straightening or curling it.
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