Download QuickBooks Chart of Accounts for Hair Salons, Beauty Salons, Stylists or Barber Shops

Create and optimize a chart of accounts for your hair, beauty or stylist salon and barber shop.

Companies in the cosmetics and beauty industry are service-oriented, so your QuickBooks chart of accounts needs to be optimized with service based accounts.  Salons and barbershops offer various services such as hair cutting and styling, shampooing, manicures and pedicures, tints, highlights, perms and other beauty treatments. They may also offer unique day spa services such as waxing and massage therapy.

We offer you to download a free PDF with QuickBooks chart of accounts for hair salons, beauty salons, or barber shops.
hair salon chart of accounts quickbooksIf your company does not sell any products, you may only need one income account for services rendered. However, if you sell retail styling and beauty products, you would need a second account for sales of those products. Also, if you offer services such as facial treatments, hair coloring services, or manicure/pedicure services, you may want to include items for each service.

It is a good idea to have an expense account for salon supplies such as shampoo, conditioner, product, laundry, and linens. You should also have expense accounts for hair cutting tools such as scissors and clippers, as well as one for repairs on major equipment such as hair dryers, barber chairs, and hair washing stations.

Some smaller hair styling companies offer mobile services to customers who cannot leave the house for health or personal reasons. If you offer mobile hair care options, consider adding travel and automobile expense accounts to track your spending.

Download a free PDF on how to customize your QuickBooks file and accounts.

By | 2017-03-20T09:27:01+00:00 September 1st, 2012|16 Comments

About the Author:

Gita Faust is a principal of Fast Trac Consulting and has authored series of courses Manage Properties with QuickBooks providing step-by-step guidance for real estate and property management industry. Gita is an Intuit Premier Reseller, an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and a member of Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network. She is also certified in Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBooks Point of Sale.


  1. Mick April 24, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Thank You, Very easy to download. Didn’t have any problems. Am looking at the information provided now.

  2. Oluseun August 31, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I appreciate the chart of account pdf.

    It really help me.

  3. Judy August 1, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Thank You, Very easy to download. Didn’t have any problems. Am looking at the information provided now.

  4. Jeremia Nunezca July 26, 2017 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Can you please send me a sample of a chart of accounts for beauty salon and spa industry. I kinda need it too. Thanks in advance.

  5. Mary-Ellen Wood July 13, 2017 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Thanks Gita, I received the free COA for hair salons.

  6. mariah madla March 12, 2017 at 2:07 am - Reply

    please send me the chart of accounts

  7. Ricki Dougherty April 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    please send me a .pdf of a hairdresser chart of accounts. thank you.

  8. Rita C January 13, 2015 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Please send the pdf.

    • Gita Faust February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Hi Rita, Thank you for requesting the chart of accounts for salons. You should have received an email to confirm your request. Do click on the link and then check your inbox or spam folder for the pdf. Gita

  9. Julie White July 26, 2014 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I am a quicken advantage member and I am commencing bookkeeping for a Beauty Salon and would like to an
    example of a Chart of Accounts for this industry.

    Thank You

    • Gita Faust November 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      Julie – Hope this is coming to you in a timely manner. Check your email please.

  10. Davis Moise October 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I don’t understand. I thought I was going to see a Chart of Accounts for Hair Salons, Beauty Salons, or Barber Shops.

    • Gita Faust January 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply


      You have to enter your name and email to download the pdf. Let us know if you have any problems.

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