Professional reconversion in hairdressing: how to go about it?

Are you in the process of retraining? Have you left your job for your passion? Welcome to the hair and beauty sector! You are right to make your work your passion :) Knowing that you want to open your own salon is one thing, now you have to give yourself all the tools to get there! For further and detailed instructions, we advise you to download the KoudeCizo white paper.

3 fundamental steps for your professional reconversion

1. Train as a hairdresser

To open your own hairdressing salon, several possibilities are available to you. Either you wish to be able to style your clients in your salon, and in this case you have to pass the training courses; or you only want to manage the salon and manage the teams.  

In the first case, it is necessary to pass your CAP, then you must pass either :

  • your professional hairdressing certificate (BP)
  • your professional master's degree (BM)
  • a diploma listed in the national professional certification directory (CQP) in a field directly related to hairdressing

In the second case, you can simply surround yourself with an employee who holds one of the 3 training courses mentioned above, or your spouse holds one of the courses. During your professional reconversion, you will have to do a compulsory 4-day installation preparation course (SPI). This course will give you an insight into setting up a craft business. It is dispensed if you have already been self-employed for 3 years or if you have already obtained a business management qualification that is at least at the same level as the SPI.

2. Develop your concept and write your business plan

There are more than 80,000 hairdressing salons in France! For your salon to work, you need to stand out from the competition. Instinctively, you will choose a salon that looks like you, and you're right! The job is very demanding, it is essential that you work in a place where you feel good, like at home.  

The business plan will enable you to put your ideas "on paper" and thus further develop your future exhibition. Following your market research, you will refine your concept.

3. Find your funding

Financing for your salon will depend on the size of your salon. A salon with 1, 2 or 3 seats may only require a personal contribution. However, a larger salon will require other financing solutions. If you wish to make a loan from your bank, your personal contribution must be equal to 30% of the total investment.

You can ask for financing from your family or close friends, always explaining the risks of this investment. We strongly advise you to have a written document signed by the parties involved to avoid unpleasant surprises! Disputes between friends happen more than you think.

There are also financial grants and subsidies, such as NACRE, ACRE and CAPE.

KoudeCizo, your referent for your development as a trade show entrepreneur!

KoudeCizo is a platform created especially for hair and beauty professionals. It gathers 6 topics to help you in your role as a business leader:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

On KoudeCizo, you can find a white paper on the opening of a hairdressing salon. It can be used as a guide throughout the preparation of the opening of your salon!  

Before opening your hairdressing salon, we also advise you to choose a digital system for the management and communication of your salon. Wavy is a very simple application to manage your appointments, your stocks, monitor your statistics, etc.

Wavy also creates for you a website in your own image, offers you the possibility of acquiring more customers by setting up online reservations, and many other solutions! Take the time to discover Wavy!

Ecrit par
Aurélie Pauker
Toujours attirée par le monde de la coiffure et de la beauté, je réponds aujourd'hui aux problématiques que vous pouvez avoir.‍

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