The easiest way to explain the difference between a traditional salon and a salon suite is ownership. In a traditional salon you can rent a chair or space and you typically pay a commission to the salon. With a Salon Suite, the “owners” are renting out an upscale dedicated private “mini” salon inside a salon complex which allows individual beauty professionals to own their own salon without all the overhead expenses and keep 100% of their revenue. What makes this type of business enticing is that salon suite owners can rent space in an attractive and established salon at a reasonable price and be their own boss while earning a decent living.