Beauty Culture is a new collaborative salon experience where our mission is to help beauty professionals become business owners. Through our network of industry leaders and business education programs, we are creating beauty entrepreneurs, who will have an owners mindset to establish wealth in their careers.
OWNER & FOUNDER
Who is Coral Lahiani
A Hyde Park, Chicago native, Coral Lahiani is a hair stylist, educator, beauty entrepreneur, and business coach, with nearly 40 years of professional experience. In her own words, “I guess you could say I was a child prodigy, I cut my first bang at age 4, gained my first weekly client by age 9, started my professional career as a shampoo assistant by age 14. By 16, I was Bernard Johnson’s of the famed Ultra Sheen Dynasty’s assistant, and by 18, I was licensed and working at the beautiful Nieman Marcus salon at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago.”
After 10 years of working retail and private salons, Coral Lahiani felt she had learned enough to give salon ownership a try for herself and has done so for nearly 30 years. Coral has been performing next level hair color, cuts, organic extensions, and hair styling in Chicago ever since.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF
Entrepreneurs ...and Beyond
Licensed cosmetologists and salon professionals today are very aware of their value. Social media, YouTube, and word of mouth have made it evident that if you possess or can acquire the necessary skills to create today’s in-demand cuts, colors and styles, you can become quite successful in the beauty industry (a 76-billion-dollar industry). This notion is very empowering yet, the professional quickly learns that it takes much more than talent and skills to open a salon business. After spending countless hours researching, creating a business plan, securing financing, choosing a business entity, complying with municipal and state licensing regulations, creating goals, financing equipment and supply acquisition, to name a few of the line items. Most professionals opt out of salon ownership all together and settle for a “chair” in someone else’s establishment. Therefore, never having the satisfaction of realizing their dream.
To solve this problem, we have simplified the process by doing all of the grunge work for you. We will provide an affordable salon space where you the professional cosmetologist/educator can own and operate your business, while learning the key business principles, such as: breakeven analysis, cashflow analysis, P&L statements, daily/monthly record keeping, and salon operations. All while acquiring advanced technical training to comply with all municipal and State licensing requirements.
Check the calendar for upcoming special education classes from visiting and guest speakers.
Are you an educator, coach or beauty business guru looking to share your knowledge?
Submit a proposal to be considered for The Coral Lahiani IAC Presents series.