Opening a barber shop is an exciting venture. While most Australians who attend a beauty school graduate as hairdressers, barbers are still in demand amongst those who want a masculine experience in a shop that understands men’s hair. The right hair salon furniture and accessories are imperative to creating the right atmosphere in your barber shop and encouraging clients to return.
Whether you choose to offer straight barbering services or add additional services such as manicures and facial steams is your choice. Below are some things you should consider adding to your barber shop, whether opening a new shop or renovating an existing salon.
Choosing the Right Barber Chairs
The chair that a client sits in makes up the majority of the time spent in your salon. If the barber chair feels uncomfortable, the client will feel uncomfortable. People go to barber shops and salons to be pampered and have a relaxing experience. The salon furniture you choose has to cater to that experience by being comfortable and modern.
The cushioning of the chair should be comfortable without an excessive amount of padding. The back should be supportive, while allowing you to easily work around the shape of the chair. Cater to clients of all ages by having at least one booster seat for little boys who want a grown-up experience at the barber shop. The lift aspect of the chair should be smooth, which makes hydraulic lift barber chairs ideal for any shop.
Barber Shop Accessories
If you’re going old school and will have hot straight blade shaves for men, you should invest in a couple of towel warmers and sanitisers. This equipment allows you to not only warm the towels to soften the skin but use it to sanitise the towels, also.
Invest in a couple of trolleys that allow you to easily move around the shop between stations with your scissors and razors. Buy them in colours that match your chairs and reception furniture for a cohesive look in the shop.
For a retro feel, consider adding a barber pole to the outside of your shop. These retro-inspired colorful poles remind people of the history of barbering and set your shop apart from the unisex salons. People will see them from a mile away too, helping you attract more people on the street. Having the right furniture and accessories in your shop will help create a masculine atmosphere and attract clients looking for the barber shop experience.