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Salon businesses in India are on the boom. Now start a Hair salon business in India with zolvit! Easy salon shop registration in just 5 steps!

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Here’s What You’ll Need

Want to open a salon in India? Then Zolvit is the right choice. To guarantee that your documents are always secure, Zolvit implements the best security protocols available in the market.

  • Registration of ownership (LLP, Private Limited Company, Partnership, etc.)

  • MSME registration (if you want to avail the benefits of Startup India Scheme)

  • License from Shops and Establishments Act

  • Registration with PAN

  • Registering for GST

  • From the Municipal Corporation: a trade permit

  • Professional license in tax

  • The brand name is secured through trademark registration,

  • Additional licenses, a fire safety certificate.

    Why Should I Use Zolvit for Salon Shop Registration in India?

    • We Register a New Company Every 9 Minutes

      New Company

      We Register a New Company Every 9 Minutes

    • Businesses Served by Zolvit


      Businesses Served by Zolvit

    • All Financial Services in One Place

      Financial Services

      All Financial Services in One Place

    • Nominal rates, great turnaround time

      Quick & Affordable

      Nominal rates, great turnaround time

    • 100% satisfaction guaranteed


      100% satisfaction guaranteed

    Start your salon business in India with Zolvit! That too in the easiest and transparent way!

    Did you know

    Did you know?

    Martha Matilda Harper was the first woman to start a beauty salon. Canadian-born Martha, a homemaker who served as a maid for 25 years. Gained a lot of knowledge about the usage of herbs for face and skin care during this time. In Rochester, New York, she established her own beauty parlour in 1888 to capitalise on her skills.

      TCustomers would receive the ‘Harper Method’—a complex, two-hour procedure that included head and shoulder massages, facials, and techniques dubbed ‘saddle manoeuvre’, ‘strapping action’, and ‘checking motion’—all of which were supposed to increase blood flow and encourage hair growth.


      Can I open a salon in the garage if I own my home?


      Is a report to the environmental control board required for operating a Salon?


      Are Salons covered by MSME?


      Does GST apply to salons?


      What is a haircut tax?


      Is the Indian salon industry profitable?


      Is the beauty parlour a profession or a business?


      An Overview on Salon Guide

      There are a number of arrangements and formalities that must be made when starting a new business, such as opening a salon. Starting a new salon in India definitely should comply with all the legal aspects. You must apply for and get all necessary licenses and permits in addition to receiving training and developing the necessary skills for starting and operating the business.

      The fundamental prerequisites include a rent/lease agreement or sale deed for the property where the salon will be physically located, business license and registration, as well as obligatory audit and tax compliances.

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          Opening a Salon Checklist

          Before opening a salon, you should think crosscheck this checklist

          • Select a practical business structure
          • Create a comprehensive business plan
          • Decide on a place and begin setting up
          • Purchase furniture, cosmetics, and other items
          • Begin hiring personnel
          • Apply for a license and insurance.
          • Grand opening ceremony

          Detailed Registration Process

          • Step 1: The registration under Shops and Establishment Act

            According to this act, a license must be obtained within 30 days of the business's launch. One must register under the Shops and Establishments Act before operating any shop or establishment, conducting business, or hiring staff. This legislation outlines the standards that the employer must adhere to with regard to opening and closing times, working hours, overtime rules, leave policies, how work is distributed, how notices are displayed, etc. You can reach out to experts at Zolvit to complete your registration asap.

          • Step 2: Signing up for PAN and TAN

            Each and every company is required to register in its own name for a PAN (Permanent Account Number) and TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number). However, in the event of a sole proprietorship, the PAN and TAN can both be obtained in the name of the owner. Both are ten-digit, alphanumeric, and one-of-a-kind numbers provided by the Income Tax Department. A PAN is required in order to make payments of ₹50,000 or more, and a TAN is required in order to deduct TDS.

          • Step 3: Registration of GSTIN

            If a company's yearly turnover exceeds ₹10 lakh in special category and north eastern states, and ₹20 lakh in all other states, it must pay GST. Your company needs a GSTIN registration if the boutique's revenue meets this requirement.

          • Step 4: Trade Permit

            It is required to obtain a trade license from the local administration before starting the firm. Only after verifying that the trade is both legal and in accordance with public policy is this license granted. The following documents are included with the trade license application: the company/firm registration paper, the property tax document, the fire NOC, the ID proof, the address proof, etc.

          • Step 5: Registration for Tax Professionals

            The local government, whether it be a municipality or corporation, imposes the professional tax. This tax is different in each state. You must register yourself for professional tax registration in accordance with the legislation that governs in your state.

          • Step 6 : Fire NOC

            A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Chief Fire Officer is required when opening a salon, depending on the locale, the type of business (online/offline), and the work being done. As an illustration, if you are running an offline business where consumers will visit your shop and employees will be needed to run the business, you must obtain the fire NOC.

            This is essential to secure your own safety as well as the safety of your boutique's clients and staff. Along with the application, the following additional documents must be shared in order to obtain the NOC: the construction schedule, the building model, and an architect's certification.

          • Step 7: Employment Registration

            Registration with Employees State Insurance (ESI) is required if you hire 20 or more people on a pay basis. Each employee who earns under ₹21,000 per month is qualified to get benefits under this scheme.

          • Step 8: Pollution Control Board Approval

            According to the Pollution Control Board, if you dye hair in your store and treat clothing materials with chemicals and other things, it is considered an industry. The PCB will grant you a license after checking the provided documentation and, if necessary, doing an on-site inspection of your facilities.

          • Step 9 : Tax Compliance and Auditing

            The GST rate may apply to salon services depending on the type of services one is receiving. The act requires the salon registered under the GST guidelines to submit a GST return. The proprietors of salons must also have annual and legal audits carried out in accordance with the applicable regulations.

          Choosing the Ownership Structure

          • A sole proprietorship: It is one of the most popular ownership models for salons. This is due to the fact that the majority of beauty salons are modest, family-run enterprises that serve a specific region and typically do not have any aspirations for growth. A sole proprietorship is exempt from registering with the government. Let's examine several models and appropriate structures.
          • Individual salon: An individual business owner or group of business owners runs a facility in a neighbourhood as an independent beauty salon. This approach is well-liked because it just requires a little initial investment and ongoing operating costs. But big chains with superior advertising resources are now fiercely competing with these parlours. For an independent parlour,a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or a One Person Company (OPC) is the best legal form.
          • Franchise: According to this concept, the salon runs like a branch of a major chain. The franchisor provides assistance with opening the business, running it, hiring workers, advertising, etc. However, compared to an independent establishment, this strategy requires a larger investment. Furthermore, the majority of franchisors levies a franchise fee based on the revenue generated by the salon. You could set up a franchise as an LLP or a private limited company to make sure that the franchise and franchisee rights are transferred to another person or entity.
          • chain's franchisee: You will require a sizable amount of funding, vendor alliances, and branding if you intend to launch a chain of salons. Get trademark registration for the brand name because it will be the most valuable intangible asset you have.

          Necessary Registrations

          The following registrations must be made in order for a beauty salon to operate legally:

          • Registration of ownership (LLP, Private Limited Company, Partnership, etc.)
          • Registration of MSME (if you want to avail the benefits of Startup India Scheme)
          • license for Shops and Establishments Act with PAN registration
          • GST registration, municipal corporation trade license, and professional tax license
          • The brand name is secured through trademark registration, preventing unauthorised use
          • Additional licenses, including a music license and a fire safety certificate

          To avoid last-minute headaches, apply for the necessary permits and licenses well in advance. For professional advice on LLP, OPC, and other ownership structures for your salon, contact Zolvit.