A stylist needs all of the tools of the trade at her fingertips in order to best serve the clients sitting in their hairdressing salon chairs. Mirrors, shelving for client purses and plenty of storage for styling products, hair accessories and styling tools are essential. Have you fully planned each stylist workstation in your salon? Do you know which qualities need to be considered for the equipment?
The Physical Workstation
One of the most important items in the salon workstations is a mirror. When you shop for hairdressing salon furniture, you will discover that you can purchase an actual workstation which consists of a large mirror and often times, a small shelving unit. These things can be mounted onto the wall or even the ground, depending on your style choices and overall layout. Some of these units may come with extras like hair dryer holders for quick accessible storage.
The Salon Chair
Hair salon chairs come in a variety of styles but they all typically have one thing in common – a hydraulic lift. This hydraulic lift is necessary so that your stylists can adjust the height of the chair based on the client’s own height. A footrest is important too so that the client can rest their feet comfortably. Of course, padded seats and armrests are essential for the salon chair as is vinyl upholstery for easy care and maintenance.
Depending on your clientele, you may also need to invest in a cutting stool or two. These stools have wheels and can be adjusted to varying heights. In addition, for small children, there are kiddie chairs that are more accommodating to the pint-size set.
Stylists have so many tools of the trade that must be at their immediate disposal so organisational items are essential. Hairdressing trolleys come in a wide variety of shapes and styles but they all have one commonality – multiple compartments for storage. A mobile trolley is important so look for one that has wheels for easy transport from one workstation to another. The services you offer often dictate the number and type of trolleys you purchase.
Your overall floor plan and construction design will likely dictate which hair salon equipment you purchase. The workstation mirror sets, salon chairs and trolleys come in various sizes and shapes. Just make sure that your stylists have plenty of manoeuvring room to adequately service the clients without bumping into equipment or other stylists.