Who we are

Are you a talented stylist, esthetician or a nail technician who is tired of making money for someone else?

Do you dream of the opportunity to open your own salon? To choose your own hours, set your own prices, to create the atmosphere and set the mood that is most suitable for your valued clients?

The upfront costs of investing in salon ownership can be more than intimidating: finding the right store space in a key location, hiring experienced architects and designers, spending tens of thousands of dollars on top-of-the-line equipment, furniture and interior design.

A New Approach to Salon Ownership

What was once just a dream is now a reality. Introducing LUX Studios, a new approach to salon ownership. LUX Studios has taken care of these investment obstacles and made it simple for you to start your business, today. LUX offers stylists, estheticians and nail technicians like you the immediate opportunity to open your own private studio in a newly designed salon with top-of-the-line equipment – all in the desirable location of trendy downtown Bethesda.

The LUX concept allows you to bring the ultimate in personalized service and privacy to the salon experience, taking the quality of the experience to the next level for your clients, while also offering you complete control and ownership of your business.

LUX Studios Makes it Simple for You

Come to LUX Studios and be your own boss. Pick your newly created studio featuring the latest European equipment and furniture and get started working for YOU.

  • Stylists are charged 1 weekly rent payment per Studio*
  • Leverage accounting, marketing, and legal resources that offer preferred discounts for studio stylists
  • Consult your accountant about writing-off your business expenses, including rent

*Rent includes all utilities. Stylist is responsible for monthly telephone costs.

Personalize Your Business. Your Way.

LUX Studios is proud to offer stylists, estheticians, nail technicians and their clients a unique place in downtown Bethesda, conveniently located next door to Metro and various public parking options.

Carefully selected by the owner, the LUX Studios space is a century-old structure set amidst the urban backdrop of high rise buildings. A prestigious Washington DC design-build firm specializing in salons and spas was selected to recreate the space into a soothing, calming, and impeccably designed salon – while retaining many of the classic and appealing elements of its original character and design.

Exposed brick walls. Original wood floors. Contemporary furniture. Natural materials and quality construction combined with an updated and beautifully designed environment.

LUX Studios has invested in only the highest quality designer salon equipment, studio amenities and environment aesthetics.

Avoid the hassle of complicated lease negotiations, utility costs, and expensive operational and upfront investment costs associated with private ownership.

  • Personalize your individual studio
  • Chose a studio and create a space that sets the right mood for your clients
  • Set your own hours and contact options
  • Set your own price structure
  • Choose your salon products
  • Make your own music selections
  • Provide a more private experience
  • Keep your styling tools and personal items secure at all times

* Rent includes all utilities. Stylist is responsible for monthly telephone costs.

LUX Studios has invested in only the highest quality designer salon equipment, studio amenities and environment aesthetics:

  • Italian designed equipment used by exceptional salons worldwide
  • Equipment that has the newest technology for quality and efficiency
  • Individual studio-equipped European style shampoo units
  • Expert lighting
  • Contemporary yet comfortable d├ęcor with a warm and inviting fireplace in the receiving area
Our Advantage

Below is a detailed comparative scenario
that that illustrates the difference between earning typical salon commissions
versus enjoying private studio ownership
at LUX Studios.

A Typical Salon Commission

Based on an average of a $50 haircut and $5 salon charge back.

Booked Per Week

$1,200

$1,500

$1,800

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

50% Commision

$600

$750

$900

$1,000

$1,250

$1,500

$1,750

Supply/ Misc Exp*

$120

$150

$180

$200

$250

$300

$350

Before Tax

$480

$600

$720

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

*Estimated amount. Your expenses may vary.

LUX Studios

This does not include the profit from product sales.

Booked Per Week

$1,200

$1,500

$1,800

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

Rent*

$350

$350

$350

$350

$350

$350

$350

Supply/ Misc Exp**

$85

$85

$100

$125

$125

$150

$150

Before Tax

$765

$1065

$1,350

$1,400

$2,025

$2,500

$3,000

*Studio rents vary depending on size and location.

**Estimated amount. Your expenses may vary.