Set Up a Beauty Salon in Switzerland

Set Up a Beauty Salon in Switzerland

Updated on Tuesday 21st February 2023

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Set-Up-a-Beauty-Salon-in-Switzerland.jpgBeauty and personal care are of high importance for most of the women across the world, and beauty companies are trying to meet the consumer demands by creating high quality products. Besides shopping for beauty products, women also enjoy the treatments provided by beauty salons and this is why businessmen can start companies in this sector. 
It is important to know that in Switzerland, Geneva and Zurich stand out as some of the top destinations of beauty salon businesses. Our team of Swiss lawyers can advise on the business permits required for a beauty salon, depending on the types of activities the company will have (hairdressing services, massages, cosmetic treatments and others). 
If you intend to settle and launch a business, get in touch with our law firm in Switzerland. We can help with the preparation and filing of the required documentation. It is significant to remember that the registration process must be finished in the canton where the firm will be located. Please get in touch if you need assistance.

Services of a Swiss beauty salon 

One of the main advantages of starting a business as a beauty salon in Switzerland is that the company’s representatives may enter multiple types of activities, provided that they have the necessary space and the employees who are authorized to perform certain activities. However, such services are usually differentiated and a beauty salon will have as a main business activity one of the following: 
  • hairdressing services – it includes hairstyling services of all kinds – dye services, super cuts, washing hair and others;
  • cosmetic treatments for the face and the body and such businesses can also provide anti-ageing solutions;
  • make-up services, beauty treatments, manicure and pedicure services;
  • spa centers, which can include a wide range of services – massages and aromatherapy, for example. 

If you want to open a Swiss company, it is recommended to complete a market study first. This way, you can ensure the success of your business during the first year of activity. You can rely on our lawyers if you want to set up an enterprise and need specialized support. Do not hesitate to contact us and find out how we can help you.

Things to consider when starting a Swiss beauty salon 

In order to be attractive on the local market, a beauty salon should first have high quality services. The design of the salon is also important, as well as the concept of the business. More importantly, the location of the beauty salon is a crucial aspect and our team of lawyers in Switzerland can assist in choosing a suitable business address
In order to have a clear image on the above mentioned aspects, it will be necessary to establish a business plan and verify if the business will need additional funding. Furthermore, it will be important to invest in marketing and to set up a website (although this is not compulsory, it is highly recommended); we invite you to contact our law firm in Switzerland for more details regarding the registration of a beauty salon.
Foreigners can open bank accounts in Switzerland with the assistance of our knowledgeable staff. Both citizens and non-residents can use these, however each group of Swiss banks' customers has distinct requirements for documentation. Please get in touch with us if you need assistance choosing the best service provider for your needs.