Tough as nails: Operators will continue increasing revenue and profit by offering more services

IBISWorld’s Personal Waxing & Nail Salons market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue gains have been led by a variety of product introductions, including matte nails, colored gel nails and threading
  • A variety of new product offerings at salons has aided revenue growth
  • Improving economic conditions will likely be the primary factor fueling industry growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Personal Waxing and Nails Salons industry is looking sharp. Revenue gains have been led by a variety of product introductions, including matte nails, colored gel nails and threading, which have generated high growth for the industry. Additionally, given the industry's discretionary nature, robustly rising disposable income over the past five years resulted in a greater number of consumers using industry services. In the coming years, declining unemployment and increased disposable income will be the primary drivers of the industry's growth, as a greater number of consumers will be able to afford nail care and waxing services...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Nail care services

    Nail care services make up the vast majority of industry revenue, accounting for over 90.0% in 2016. Manicure and pedicure services include cutting and shaping nails, removing cuticles and applying polish to the nails. About 48.3% of industry revenue is from manicure services, while 35.8% comes from pedicure services. Both of these service segments include revenue from manicures and pedicures with nail enhancement services (acrylic and gel extensions and fills). Other nail services make up about 10.2% of industry revenue and include polish change, callus treatment, broken nail repair, nail artwork, gel coating and buffing. Revenue from the nail service segments tends to fluctuate in line with general economic conditions consumers are facing. Whe..

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    Additional Insights for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry are

  • Business expertise of operators
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and National unemployment rate in the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry?

    This industry comprises salons that primarily offer nonsurgical hair removal through body waxing and nail care services. This industry does not include companies that primarily offer hairstyling or training in cosmetic arts, nor does it include electrolysis, permanent makeup or tanning services.

    Industry Products
    Pedicure services
    Manicure services
    Other nail services
    Waxing services
    Other services
    Resale of merchandise
    Industry Activities
    Providing manicure services
    Providing pedicure services
    Providing facial waxing services
    Providing body waxing services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
    Rising demandShiny and new: product introductions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Rising profit will attract companiesEnvironmental concerns
  • Table: Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wedding Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beauty, Cosmetics & Fragrance Stores
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Manicure services
  • Pedicure services
  • Other nail services
  • Waxing services
  • Other services
  • Resale of merchandise
  • Chart: Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women 46+
  • Women 36-45
  • Women 26-35
  • Women 21-25
  • Women 20 and under
  • Men
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation, marketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Waxing & Nail Salons

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Personal Waxing & Nail Salons Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64 (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Artificial nails that are glued and applied on top of natural fingernails.
  • Colored Gels
  • Type of nail polish that is more resistant to smudges and chipping and has a faster drying time.
  • Esthetician
  • Licensed skin care professionals, trained in cosmetic treatment of the skin.
  • Threading
  • Hair removal technique that uses a piece of thread to pull the hair by the follicle.
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