What were your initial fears about opening your own at-home salon?
I was scared that guests and myself would miss the big bustling salon environment and wouldn’t feel comfortable.
Did you find anything surprising about working with state board?
They were so helpful in coming over preconstruction, middle and at the end. I asked them to look over my architects plans to make sure everything was legitimate to save on mistakes that would have to be fixed later on. I asked them questions and they were very helpful.
3 pieces of advice you would give someone wanting to open an at-home salon?
Make sure you check with your city zoning to see if you can have a home salon this is different than state board.
Ask state board to look at the space you are converting and get help with planning.
Make sure everything you do is legal. Have insurance and measures to protect your investment including a start and end date with your contractor.
Is there a fee for State Board to come and look over build-out?
It is Free in the state of Nevada (check with your state about fee’s)
Did you ever feel in-over-your-head throughout the whole experience?
Construction messes are pretty tiresome. It always takes at least an extra month to finish the job. Getting used to the new flow of where things are is a learning process.
How do you feel your relationship with State Board is after your experience?
I respect and thanked the State Board Agent that helped me and it’s always a pleasant interaction.