When a client walks into your salon the waiting lounge is the first part of their salon experience. It’s important that the salon waiting area is comfortable and elegant. Not only will clients be waiting there for appointments, but friends or family of clients may wait there while your client gets their hair styled.
If your salon has a lot of picture windows in the front and heavy foot traffic right outside the door, you want to make sure that the waiting area is appealing. The right hair salon furniture is important for giving off an elegant and inviting ambiance. As passer-by look through the windows and into your salon, you want the space in front to appear inviting and welcoming. You may get some walk-in appointments this way or have potential clients come in to enquire about services.
Buying the Right Furniture
Comfortable salon furniture is a must for the waiting area. Consider purchasing a long couch and a couple of chairs in dark coloured leather. Dark colours are comforting and give your salon a lush feel, and leather is a rich looking material. If your salon is more eclectic, consider a handful of brightly coloured overstuffed chairs. You can push a few together and have a couple separated by small tables.
Avoid buying furniture in busy patterns, and don’t settle for cheaply made office type chairs that not only give your salon a sterile type feeling but don’t look warm and inviting. The salon reception desk needs to mesh with the overall feel of the salon. If you’re choosing warm colours and elegant materials, then choose a salon reception desk in a dark wood.
Refreshments and Accessories
In most salons the product displays are placed near the front of the salon or around the reception area. You will need to choose display cabinets that work well with your furniture and complement the colours of the salon. Make sure that you keep the displays well dusted and the products arranged neatly. If you have messy displays, it will downgrade the overall feel of the waiting area.
Salon patrons will appreciate refreshments while they wait. You can keep it simple with coffee and water or have a varied selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee, and water. You may also want to place out some small bowls of nuts and candies. Just remember to put fresh drinks and food out each day. Don’t rely on food coverings to keep things fresh.
Putting thought into the type of waiting area you have in your salon can help attract clients and keep those that use your salon happy and comfortable. Picking the right beauty salon furniture is the most important part, but having a few extras will help your guests feel pampered.