It is now 24 hours and counting.
As some of the nation’s school children prepare for their first day tomorrow, there is still a slice of students who have a few more days to relax. A few more days to spend the day at the pool, the late afternoon at the salon getting ready for those back to school pictures. In the districts where the high schools start the freshmen on the first day of the week, but give the upperclassmen one more day before starting, give these older students a gift of another 24 hours before their summer ends.
What those upperclassmen do with that last 24 hours varies, but there is a pretty good chance that some of the high schoolers are making salon appointments before their schedules move back into the fevered pitch of classes, club meetings, and after school practices. From manicures and pedicures to a simple back to school hair cut, beauty and hair salons may find their appointment schedules completely booked as teachers, parents, and students prepare to get themselves ready to make the difficult transition from summer to school.
When many Americans used to think of beauty salons they often thought of older women with lots of time on their hands. In today’s world, however, hair salon calendars are filled with full service appointments for men, women, and children. From making sure your nails and eye brows are looking their best to taking the time necessary to cover up those grays, today’s salons offer a full range of services to their customers, both those with appointments and those who just walk in off the street.
Consider these details about the spa and beauty services market in America:
- Looking good is the goal of the 58.99 million Americans who had four or more hair cuts in the year 2016.
- Over 75% of female respondents who frequent nail salons indicate that they remain there for at least 30 minutes, and many indicate that they remain at the salon for over an hour each visit.
- One very relaxing way to spend the last day of summer is getting an hour long massage at your local salon.
- Keeping your hair looking its best can take a lot of work and requires hair salon appointments every four to six weeks.
- Year totals from July 2014 to July 2015 indicate that 33% of massage consumers had a massage for relaxation and stress reduction during this time period.
- On average, hair grows .3 to .5 mm a day; 1.25 centimeters to half an inch a month; and 15 centimetres or six inches a year.
- Uing the last few hours or days of summer to get hair cuts, manicures, and other services scheduled can help students walk into the classroom with confidence.
- Research indicates that the salon industry dwarfs the cinema industry because it comprises approximately 360,000 locations in the U.S. and over $150 billion in worldwide sales. Nearly 50% of these salon locations are in the U.S.
- Beauty services can range from massages to manicures and from Botox treatments to body waxing. Although some salons allow walk in appointments, an increasing number require that their customers and clients schedule appointments ahead of time.
- Estimates show that 42% of women indicated they would have considered anti-aging injections or surgery. By the year 2015, more than 6.7 million Botox procedures were performed, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This number made Botox injections the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure.
- School hair cuts are a tradition in many families. Once the hectic school schedule begins, in fact, many older students have very little time to get in and schedule these appointments.
- The latest research shows that females make an increasing number of beauty salon visits. For instance, 69% of the total female respondents to one survey indicated that they frequented nail salons as well as hair salons. Additional research shows that 40% of women who frequent nail salons visit at least twice a month, but some return for visits as often as five or more times a month.
Whether you have one more day, one more week, or one more month to the beginning of the school year, make sure that you take your time LOOK YOUR BEST when you walk back into the classroom.