Are you looking for a business that is both popular and profitable? Then, setting up a salon may be the right business for you. Besides being profitable, a salon business in Dubai attracts a multitude of customers, from UAE citizens to expatriates alike, as they strive to keep up with the latest beauty trends and popular styles.  



Salon business setup in Mainland Dubai 

A salon business is best established in Mainland Dubai via the Dubai Economy and Tourism department (DET) rather than a Free-zone in order to reach the highest number of customers. The next step is to decide whether you will be setting up a ladies’ salon or a men’s salon. This is important as DET makes a clear distinction between the activities for each type of salon as listed below: 

Men’s Salon: Includes firms engaged in hairdressing and other beauty treatment, involving, trimming and cutting, dyeing, waving, straightening, hair fixing, as well as cosmetic treatments, including skin cleansing, skin hair removal, facial aesthetic, foot care, supporting hair strength. 


Ladies’ Salon: Includes ladies’ salons involved in beautification and hair care, including, hair washing, trimming, setting, dyeing, waving, straightening, hair fixing, henna services, as well as cosmetic treatments, which involve the makeup, skin cleansing, skin hair removal, facial aesthetic, foot care, nail manicures and treatment, micro blading. 




Naturally, a wide range of factors can affect profitability. So before committing to a salon location, make sure to research desirable areas, product suppliers, and local market demand. For instance, in one location it might be best to open a ladies' salon, whereas in another it might be better to open a men's salon.


Requirements for company formation 

The process to register a salon in Mainland Dubai follows the same process detailed in our previous article.

Additional requirements in the setup of a salon include applying for a No Objection Permit for Health and Safety related Activities which requires a proposed interior design plan of the salon that is in line with Technical Guidelines for a salon. 

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