Beauty salon for cats: what services are provided + the process of registering an individual entrepreneur + renting a room for a salon + buying equipment + searching for masters + advertising campaign for a beauty salon for cats + calculating the return of the project.
A cat grooming salon, at first glance, may seem like a dysfunctional business.
After all, in the city, where at least 100 thousand people live, there are 100-120 families with purebred cats. They need special care that pet owners cannot always provide at home.
Let’s take a closer look at how to build your business in this narrow area – caring for the beauty of animals.
Services for cats
First of all, we list all the services provided to cats in beauty salons:
- Trimming is the removal of dead hair from a cat.
- Laying, haircut.
- Treatment of cat hair from parasites such as fleas and ticks.
- Anal cleansing.
- Manicure, i.e. cut nails, apply anti-scratch silicone, paint with varnish.
You can set prices depending on the breed of the cat or create a general price list for all listed animals.
*An example of the price list of one of the Moscow salons (prices in rubles)
In addition to decorating cats, you can buy clothing catalogs, give fashion tips to pet owners.
Also, when using an additional OKVED code when registering a business (see below), you can sell cat accessories, food, combs, shampoos, clothes, etc. In this way, even those pet owners who are skeptical about the need for cosmetic services can be attracted and persuaded to visit the procedure with a cat.
Choosing a legal form for opening a beauty salon for cats
Today in our country there are two main options for starting a business for start-up entrepreneurs – these are individual entrepreneurs and LLCs. In the case that we are considering, it is enough to become an individual entrepreneur and provide a small list of services for cats.
What documents will the tax inspector request when registering an individual entrepreneur:
- Copy of passport and TIN.
- Application Form No. Р21001.
- Application for the transition to a single system of tax payment.
- Receipt of payment of state duty (800 rubles).
You can accept payment from customers in cash or purchase a later terminal. The purchase and registration of a cash register and a terminal for paying with a card will cost about 50,000 rubles.
Think about what services you will provide in a beauty salon. If only haircut and grooming, then this is a code from the general classifier. If you want to exchange accessories, then this is a completely different economic activity code.
Some salons offer veterinary services, but be aware that a veterinary academy diploma may be required in consultation with you as a business owner.
For a beauty salon whose purpose is cats, OKVED code 93.05 “Provision of other household services” is suitable. If you also want to engage in trade in the future, additionally enter code 52.48 “Other retail sale in specialized stores”.
Do not forget about departments such as the SES and the Fire Inspectorate, which will carefully check the preparations for the opening. You must have disinfectants and sanitizers, a fire escape plan, an installed fire alarm system, and all documentation from the supplier supplying you with cat hygiene products.
Renting a room for a salon
The beauty salon, the example of which we are considering in this text, is for cats only. They are less aggressive and in most cases react positively to their own kind.
However, make an appointment by appointment so as not to create queues and not to force the cats to fight each other during the busiest hours.
What rooms should the cat care salon be divided into:
- A beauty salon with mirrors next to each master’s chair and a tub for washing. You can put partitions and divide the rooms between the owners.
- Lobby for guests, where the administrator will hold a reception.
- Bathroom for visitors (cat owners) and staff.
- A separate room will not hurt, where teachers can have a bite to eat and relax a bit between classes.
- Wardrobe, which should have a washing machine, vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment.
A beauty salon for cats is not a veterinary clinic, it can be opened in a residential building on the ground floor or in the basement. The estimated price for one month of renting a room with an area of 60 m2 is 50,000 rubles.
If the room already has water, electricity, gas, ventilation, all that remains is to carry out additional cosmetic repairs. This will require at least 100,000 rubles. One-time, but a big expense, so consider these costs when developing a business plan.
Don’t forget to pay monthly utility bills. The average bill for this item of expenditure is 15,000 rubles per month.
Purchase of equipment for a beauty salon for cats
We will buy equipment for 2 teachers. If the number of visitors increases, you can hire another person and buy the necessary equipment.
Also in our list of equipment costs, we have included an item on the arrangement of the waiting room. Below in the table you will see what tools are needed to work in a beauty salon, what is their approximate cost on the market.
|a.||Bathtub for washing cats||two||60 000|
|3.||Set of scissors (thinning, straight, curved)||two||2800|
|eight.||Cat comb set||two||1000|
|fifteen.||Shampoos and other hygiene products for cats||From 10 000|
|twenty one||Additional costs for stationery and cleaning products||From 5000|
How to find a zoo hairdresser for a salon?
The most important worker is the zoo hairdresser. Finding a good teacher will not be easy. Place ads on all bulletin boards, go to veterinary clinics and pharmacies; maybe he will find a teacher among the veterinarians.
If you have not found an experienced hairdresser, pay for training courses for everyone who wants to try their hand at this craft.
Before financing the training of a novice master, conclude an agreement with him, according to which he will be obliged to work with you for 1-2 years or return the money for training.
What, in general, is required from staff in a cat care salon:
|No.||Job title||Quantity||Salary (rubles/month)|
|TOTAL:||48 000 rubles/month|
|a.||Master, zoo-hairdresser||two||40 000|
The owner of a beauty salon can keep accounts and deal with the affairs of the manager. If necessary, you can work with an accountant remotely or hire a person on a part-time basis.
The cleaner may be at work all day or only come at the end. Your salary will depend on the number of hours worked, so working part-time will save you some money.
Advertisement for a beauty salon for cats
As practice shows, the most difficult thing in business is not just opening it. It is much more difficult to find clients and make your business popular and in demand. Without advertising, we will not cope with this task.
How to tell the audience about yourself:
|No.||Type of advertising||Description||Price, rub.)|
|TOTAL:||37 000 rub|
|a.||Sign||Order a bright sign and stand in the window of a beauty salon. Briefly list all services provided, phone numbers for teachers or administrators, and hours of operation.||15,000|
|two.||Website||Buy a domain and hosting for a year, develop a website yourself or entrust it to specialists.On your page, you need to place all the information about the institution, take photos before and after the procedures, indicate the prices for services, “hang” master’s diplomas, etc.||From 4000|
|3.||Business letters||Be sure to order business cards for each teacher and administrator and hand them out to clients.||From 3000 rubles for 1000 pieces|
|Four.||Billboard||Order a billboard in the city center for 2-3 months so that as many people as possible know about the new cat salon.||From 15 000/month|
Check out a few more tips to promote your salon:
- On opening day, you can order a balloon arch over the doors.
- The first 10 buyers should receive a gift for their cats: delicious food, comb, shampoo, etc.
- Think about how best to develop a bonus system for regular customers. For example, you can write subscriptions for a month or even six months for cats that need frequent care.
- Ask clients what the salon is missing and how it can be improved.
- Create a group on social networks where people can freely ask a question, write a review, leave a complaint.
Positive online reviews are great advertising that won’t cost you anything. At the same time, almost all cat owners will definitely ask about the establishment and the level of service before going to a new salon, so the main marketing strategy is good work.
So do not skimp on the salary of the masters, purchase the best equipment and care products.
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Payback period of a beauty salon for cats
To calculate the payback of the project, you must first calculate how much money it will take to open a cat grooming salon.
|No.||Item of expenses||Quantity (rub.)|
|TOTAL:||479 520 rubles|
|a.||IP registration + cash register||50,000|
|two.||Purchase of equipment||180 020|
|5.||Hall rental + utilities||65 000|
Now consider what price to set for the most common zoogroomer procedures:
- Model haircut – from 1200 rubles.
- Bath – from 600 rubles.
- Anti-scratches (silicone false nails) – from 500 rubles.
- Comprehensive services (haircut + sauna + manicure) — 1700 rubles.
- Removal of parasites – from 800 rubles.
* Average prices are indicated, which will vary significantly depending on the region of location, the level of the cabin, the cost of consumables.
In the first month, there will be few visitors to the grooming salon, about 6-8 clients per day. If we take into account that each person will use at least one of the offered services, then the profit will be 8 thousand rubles. The beauty salon will work 6 days a week (day off – Sunday), for a month of work you can earn from 200,000 rubles.
Monthly expenses must be deducted from this amount: rent, utility bills, wages, purchase of cat care products, taxes. Net profit will be about 90 thousand rubles.
If the beauty salon for cats is really in demand by the townspeople, 6-8 people visit it every day, then the project will be fully restored in 7-8 months.
You can also earn money by selling accessories or pet care products. Offer your services at cat shows, make a portfolio with the work of educators for a beauty salon, go to clients at home.