However, the manufacturers of tanning equipment have come a long way in terms of offering enough models to satisfy nearly every budget.
Salon owners should project expenses and income before they even begin, hereby avoiding the possibility of unwelcome surprises later.
The plans take at least three weeks to do correctly if the designer does not already have a backlog.
The fixtures can take up to six or eight weeks to come in, so order early.
The following is an example of an outright purchase of eight tanning beds, based on a slightly higher than average cost of a medium priced bed, along with many of the necessary start-up costs.
Below it, the chart showing approximate income is based on operating 12 hours a day, 25 days a month and 300 days a year.
They must consider their enterprise against the face of competition and the market demands for their tanning services.
The picture for determining profits for retailing is a little different.
The simple picture presented above is made more complex by the addition of retail products to the salon business.
A new level of expenses and profits must be factored into the calculations.