The university's chief financial officer says surveys have shown that students wanted a service like this.
After the university looked into it, they decided it would provide what students wanted, as well as provide additional revenue to help support educational services.
"This was created to provide income to campus that's helping keep tuition down," says ACU CFO Kelly Young. "It's also saved at least one job initially in the rest of campus and we hope that as it grows it will help provide more resources."
The university hopes to have the salon open by late spring.