Start your Home Spa Business

Do you want to have the creativity and freedom to be your own boss? You could experience owning a business and have the satisfaction of helping people experience more health, happiness, and well-being if you open a day spa.

Aside from that, you could enjoy spa services anytime you want. We can show you how to start home spa business.

The word “spa” came from a Latin expression which means “health by water.” While these treatments would mean hydrotherapy, you could also offer many services such as hair styling, massages, make-up application, manicures and pedicures, hair removal, and full body treatments like wraps or scrubs.

Home Spa Business Guide

The capital needed to get started with your home spa business varies depending on basic administrative equipment and fixtures required – this would be based on products and services you want to offer. You can start with a 300-500 sq. foot area in your house; then your spa clients can stay at your home for an hour or even the whole day.

To get started, research the licenses required in your state to perform basic spa services in your home. Fix your home to duplicate a spa environment. Take note that it should have a calming and inviting effect. Then download W-9 tax forms by visiting IRS website and following the website prompts. It’s also recommended to join prepaid legal services and setup a separate bank account exclusively for your business.

Home Spa Business Plan

In addition to special spa equipment, you would also need basic administration equipment such as computer and cash register, phones, desks, basic office supplies, and appropriate furniture. Here are some tips to run a very successful spa:

  • Locate vendors providing you with free stand and samples to sell their products; then take advantage of their promotions and free training for start-ups.
  • Run ads to hire cosmetologists, manicurists, and massage therapists. Also make sure that you’re checking the licenses and credentials of your contractors. Make copies on your file including non-disclosure agreements and W-9 forms.
  • Research on price listings of competitors for their products and services. You can visit competing spas or get prices from their official websites.
  • Advertise through health magazines, newspaper ads, and radio. You can also distribute a lot of flyers but avoid expensive TV ads for start-up. Just remember to do what your budget can allow you to do.
  • Provide a great customer satisfaction by running a friendly, relaxing, and clean environment. You can even offer a one-stop convenience to customers so they can access all first-rate services at your spa.

It’s highly recommended that you join spa associations and hire experienced therapists only to maintain the quality of your home spa. You can even try out the services yourself before offering it to your clients.



  • leah encarnacion said on May 28, 2010
    how to start home-based small massage therapy spa.. thanks
  • Gerri Vedrene said on January 26, 2011
    I just moved here from Chicago IL and am a bit disappointing in most not all but some of the spas offered here in San Diego. In Chicago as Aestheticians we are used to high quality standards and cleanliness with clean line designs, which unfortunately is lacking here. I've decided to bring that Chicago Spa standards to my home in San Diego CA. I am dedicating a room in my home for my clients using organic and natural product lines. I am focusing not only the for the comfort of my clients but them seeing dramatic results for their skin and waxing needs. I love what i do and hope to see my new business soar as well. artetfaceskincare, Gerri Vedrene, 2950 Broadway #23, San Diego CA 92102, (C)312.451.8098 email
  • Taz Khajanchi said on June 13, 2011
    I have recently moved to Aurora Ontario and have a background in Microbiology and Biochemistry. My mum was an Esthetician and we have always used natural ingredients from my African and Indian roots on our skin for as long as I can remember. When I hear about the harmful effects of ingredients such as parabens on the makes my skin cringe. My product are all natural and I created them using a specific blending process to maximize the benefits to any skin type. My products are so natural, they are edible. I would love to have clients visit my lovely home spa. Taz Khajanchi, 32 Ostick Street, Aurora, ON L4G 7K5, Tel 905-503-1652 Email:
  • Cristina Codina said on June 26, 2011
    Chicago, IL Cook County. Hi, I am trying to open a home-based business spa, and I have been reading in the City Hall website, that they don't allow beauty parlors or massage therapy businesses from home. So how can I get around this. I want to offer herbal body wraps and facial treatments as well as make-up application. I am certified, and I already have an assistant. But how can I get the licenses if this time of home business is not allowed by Chicago, City Hall? Should I paraphrase it or what to do? Please advise.
  • narry said on November 5, 2011
    Panchkula, Haryana, India . Hi, I am trying to open a home-based spa So how can I get around this. I want to offer herbal body wraps and facial treatments as well as make-up application. I am certified, and I am also looking for trained assistant. Please advise how can I get going doing home business ? Please advise.
  • shirley consulta said on July 25, 2012
    i'm shirley consulta, east rembo, makati city philippines. i want to start a home service spa to all condominium nearby. i believe in feng sui, my zodiac is rooster, my element is metal, is this contrast when i open a spa business? spa means health by water. i am confused. i need advice. thanks
  • Sude said on March 12, 2013
    Hi I am Sude I'm from Mississauga Ontario I'm aesthetician I have a room and want do manicure and pedicure facial massage facial what my question is how can I make clienteles? please give me hint
  • Pritam Nachankar said on May 22, 2014
    Hello, I am Pritam, and I have good experience in drafting mechanical & piping drawings. I am involved in several projects in oil & gas total of 10 yrs experience. I want to get a home-based cad project to prove the quality. As well as I have a team of drafting people in a discipline like civil and structural. Mob: 91-9769633875


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