The reception area of your salon is basically your business’s first line of defence. Therefore, it is important that you make a concerted effort to ensure that your customers will feel comfortable and welcome when they arrive. The right salon reception desk can make all the difference. You may feel that it won’t make much of an impact; after all, all the “real work” takes place behind the reception area. However, what a customer perceives when they walk through the front door will colour their perception of the entire visit.
All of the best hairdressing equipment and beauty supplies do make an impression but focusing on the first impression – your reception area – is necessary. An attractive desk for the receptionist can truly add to your salon’s overall decor. Do you know what to look for in a reception desk?
The reception desk you select during your quest for salon furniture supplies should serve multiple purposes. For instance, the receptionists will likely need a desktop area in order to house a telephone, calendar, appointment book and other necessary supplies. Some storage cabinets and drawers are useful too, particularly at least one lockable drawer to store money, checks and credit card receipts from paying customers.
Shapes and Styles
With the variety of shapes and styles available for these types of desks, you will have no problem finding one just right for your salon. During your search, choose a desk that offers a ledge for customers to use to set their purses on when searching for their wallet or check book. The height of this desk ledge should be high enough so that the average person does not have to stoop or stand on their tiptoes to reach. In addition, the height should be as such that customers cannot easily see over the top to look at the receptionist’s work area.
Contours, colours, materials and style are all dependent on the overall ambience and decor of your salon. Choose a reception desk that blends in. Inspect the quality of the construction, ensuring sturdiness and the use of materials that will last for years with proper maintenance. You will discover a number of choices from chrome and glass to those with wood construction.
With a few strategically placed ottomans and lounges along with some greenery, magazines and hairstyling books to peruse through, your reception area will help make customers feel comfortable and welcome. The right reception desk is just the icing on the cake when it comes to creating that best first impression.