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Thinking of starting your own medi-spa? Top 5 questions to ensure your success!

The beauty industry earns billions of dollars in sales each year here in Canada and it’s growing faster than ever. 


In fact, Toronto's NPD Group, a market research leader, showed that one-in-ten Canadian's are willing to reduce other spending to purchase in the beauty industry!

Canada is made up of a diverse mosaic of people from different cultures and each of us have unique customs and backgrounds – so, how do you discover what your clients really want and how do you give them what they want?


Hair removal is the second most requested non-invasive beauty treatment in Canada – right behind botox. Offering hair removal services should be a serious consideration when thinking about your new medi-spa. But, did you know that skin rejuvenations services are also highly sought after by both men and women? 


One of the most effective ways to really know what your potential new clients love and hate is by creating a simple survey. And I guess you’re thinking right now, ok smarty pants, how do I send out a survey if I don’t have any clients yet…

… the answer is simple, send the survey to each of your family members, relations, friends and colleagues. 


Not only will you get a sense of what beauty services and treatments they are interested in, but they should be your source to gain your first new clients. Your family, friends and colleagues are likely to be supportive of your efforts and not may become clients themselves, but more importantly, can introduce your business to their family, friends and colleague making your initial reach greater.

Another source for your survey may be a Facebook Group. If you are serious about starting a beauty salon, spa or medi-spa, then you should join any beauty related groups within your local area. Here you can also post a Facebook survey to members of the group to find out their opinions as well.

I would recommend that you make it as easy as possible to complete your survey and don’t ask too many questions, etc – this will give you the greatest number of responses.

Sample Survey Questions;


Male _____ Female_____

What age group are you? 

  • 18 – 24

  • 25 – 29

  • 30 – 34

  • 35 – 39

  • 40 – 44

  • 44 – 49

  • 50 – 54

  • 55 – 59

  • 60 – 64

  • 65 – 69

  • 70 – 74

  • 75 – 79

1.) How frequently do you visit a Spa, Hair & Beauty, Massage salon or medi-spa? 

  • 1-2 times per year

  • 1-2 times per month

  • 3-4 times per month

  • 2-3 times per week

  • Never

2.) Please check the beauty service and/or treatments that you current receive or are interested in.

  • Laser Hair Removal

  • Photo facial

  • Skin tightening

  • Chemical Peel

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Derma-planning

  • Waxing

  • Microneedling

  • IPL acne treatment

  • Collagen rebuilding treatment

3.)  What makes you choose a specific beauty business? (Select all that apply)

  • Word of mouth

  • Magazine recommendations

  • Coupon offers

  • Google or other online media

  • I try out the ones that are close to where I live

  • I only choose renowned beauty businesses

  • Other (please specify)

4.) Where have you seen or heard of beauty business advertising in the last 6 months? (Please select as many answers as you can from the below list)

  • Radio

  • Newspaper

  • Magazine

  • Internet

  • Social Media i.e Facebook etc

  • Outdoor/Billboard/buses/taxis etc

  • Other (Please Specify)

5.) What social network apps do you actively use on your mobile?

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

  • Pinterest

  • Snapchat

  • Other (please specify)

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