Ireland's top 10 lucrative salon locations revealed

The ten most lucrative Irish counties where you should run a salon or spa have been revealed.

According to research conducted by Phorest Salon Software, taken from a sample of 1,000 of Ireland's salons and spas, Monaghan, one of the country's largest cities, tops the chart with salons located there making an average of €481,534 in revenue over the last 12 months.

This is followed by Limerick, with salons there taking in an average of €466,659, followed by Dublin in third place with average revenues of €463,394. 

Completing the top 10 are Westmeath (€449,941), Cork (€418,415), Donegal (€401,095), Kerry (€399,340), Carlow (€392,680), Louth (€389,299) and Kildare (€374,268).

Most lucrative locations to run a salon or spa

  1. Monaghan
  2. Limerick
  3. Dublin
  4. Westmeath
  5. Cork
  6. Donegal
  7. Kerry
  8. Carlow
  9. Louth
  10. Kildare
Commenting on the findings, Ronan Perceval, CEO of Phorest Salon Software, says: 

“We hope this information helps would-be salon owners to see if they can afford to take the plunge and open a salon in their city, or current salon owners to find the right spot to expand. Of course revenue is only one side of profitability - you also need to take into account costs like rent and salaries in each county to make sure it works for you - but knowing the average revenue you can expect can help you work out the kind of rent and other overheads you can afford.”

He adds:  

“While it may come as a surprise to some that a bigger city like Dublin or Cork didn't top the list, it just goes to show the importance of local salon businesses to their communities and the people who live there - something we see every day from our clients and their customers.”