Most people love looking good. It adds to their confidence and largely contributes to their success. Success and attractiveness come with looking awesome. Crucial elements for looking good are the hair and personal grooming.
A well groomed person looks great and always gets noticed. This is why owning and running a beauty salon will always be profitable, particularly when you:
- Know the latest grooming methods and techniques.
- Corner a significant part of the market.
To own and successfully run a salon, you need the right salon equipment. As with all businesses, having the right equipment is critical to your success. Here’s the list of the necessary salon equipment you would need to start yours.
Brushes and Combs
There are several types of brushes and combs you need in a beauty salon. Essential combs include:
As for essential brushes, you need:
- Wide tooth
You should also get the pitchfork.
Hair Styling and Grooming Supplies
Next, are hair styling and grooming equipment you would need to produce satisfactory results your customers want. For grooming, you need:
- Normal and ridged curling iron
- Trimming scissors
- Hair clippers
- Hair straighteners
- Curling comb
- Big barrel curler
For hairstyling, you need:
- Hot rollers
- Hair straighteners
- Kits for multi styling
- Blow dryers
Now, you may not need all these at once if you can’t afford them all. Just talk to hairstylists and see which ones they use frequently so you can get those.
Barber or Hair Styling Chair and Station
These are two crucial salon equipment you cannot do without. Compare:
- If you have a unisex salon, you’ll need both.
- But if it’s a men’s or women’s salon, you’ll need either one or the other.
These styling chairs are important because this is where your clients will relax while you work on their hair.
Most styling chairs are positioned in front of a hair styling station. Hair styling stations are usually fitted with these hairdressing tools:
- Possibly a footrest.
Choose the best designs that complement your chairs and shop’s décor.
Hair Steamers and Hood Dryers
Hair steamers are important for the hair to retain its bounce and buoyancy through moisture application. They are typically used on the hair:
- After a head massage.
- When dyes are applied to the hair.
Hood dryers are quite effective for drying and setting your clients’ hair. This is possible via the vents in the dryer which supplies hot air. Never confuse them with blow dryers which are naturally used to dry the hair after having a bath.
Some other important salon equipment you might need include:
- Shampoo bowls
- Perming kits
- Hair straightening appliances
- TV for the waiting area (you want your clients to be comfortable while waiting their turn), and a few other miscellaneous items.