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    Ladies,

    Where does everyone get their hair coloured in Las Terrenas / Samana area and what's the standard like?
    Is there a requirement for a modern hair salon here or is it fairly saturated already?
    I'm a qualified hairdresser looking to open a modest yet professional hair salon.
    Have lived here for 3 years and worked in teaching so I know the country well and speak fluently.

    Thanks

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    Always a problem in my feminine household.

    There used to be good colorist in Sosua but he died.
    Women came from distances for him.

    I expect there is a need for your services.... qualified services.
    Especially the tourist/ex-pat areas.

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    Thanks for the reply, what about Samana? Is it the same there?

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    Can't say --- lots of Europeans.... whom I would expect , will drive the business.

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    Thanks for replying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacyla123 View Post
    Thanks for the reply, what about Samana? Is it the same there?
    No, Samana City is nothing like Las Terrenas. There is some tourism but mostly locals. I would say not a big demand for a salon style business. In LT, when I lived there there was a number of ex-pats, from Italy and France that had full service Salons. Also you can price your services higher in LT. There is always room for another but you need to really to do your homework and talk to people in LT and see what is out there. You might want to consider working for someone else to start and get a feel for the marketplace.

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    Right LT

    and lacyla.... consider that Sosua Cabarete has the region to draw from....
    LT & Samana do not have that.

    Of LTS is right , there may be too many already unless you have something different to offer

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    I worked in London for years and had my own salon outside of London, but don't want to compete there with the Dominican salon pricing. I'd be using higher end colour and a higher end service. I've noticed two main salons in LT, one Dominican owned and one french owned, but I shall dig deeper to understand whether it's a little saturated or whether there's room for what I can offer. Maybe the capital would be better positioned for this.

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    The capital offers much more opportunity....

    and better pricing for higher end

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    Default One of the few things here that are worldclass

    Quote Originally Posted by lacyla123 View Post
    Ladies,

    Where does everyone get their hair coloured in Las Terrenas / Samana area and what's the standard like?
    Is there a requirement for a modern hair salon here or is it fairly saturated already?
    I'm a qualified hairdresser looking to open a modest yet professional hair salon.
    Have lived here for 3 years and worked in teaching so I know the country well and speak fluently.

    Thanks
    There isn't one place in the entire country with a shortage of Hair salons. This said, where there are 20, there is always space and costumers for # 21. But keep in mind; the Dominican hair salons do an EXTREMELY good job for very few money. Sometimes they charge 8-10$ for a Job that would cost you 70-120$US in the US.

    Very dificult to make a living in this business.

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