Quality salon equipment are crucial to the success of any salon. Without them, you’re wasting your time and running your business down. Before buying your equipment, you need to first determine what range or type of services you will provide.
Will you be doing specific gender-related hair care or do you want to open a unisex hair salon? Will you offer basic hair and skin treatments or something extra? Once you have determined these, it’s time to know what to lookout for and how to get the best equipment within your budget.
Do Your Research
This is very crucial. New salon owners don’t do this enough and they wonder why they have to spend on:
- New equipment even
Do the smart thing; find out what currently works in the industry.
Do your research online. Look for the best and most energy efficient equipment. After all, you don’t want to spend a small fortune on electricity bills every month. Go to hair dressing and salon communities online. See what they have to say about different equipment and how they can be useful to you.
Also use hair styling magazines during your research. These usually have:
- Tons of information.
- The latest salon technologies and furniture designs.
Talk to Hairstylists and Salon Owners
The best way to learn what works in the industry and the best salon furniture or equipment to get is to simply visit:
- At least ten really good hair salons.
- And scope them out.
Here’s a neat trick you can employ:
- Approach them as a researcher.
- Ask them about their equipment.
- Ask why they chose those and what the best possible alternatives are.
Sneaky? Yes. Effective? Absolutely.
Look for common or frequently mentioned equipment and furniture. With the data you get from these salons, you can come up with a pretty decent list of the best salon furniture and equipment you can get for your salon.
Popular Salon Equipment and Furniture
Now that you know how to go about extracting the right information, it’s time to get your equipment.
Popular salon equipment and furniture include:
- Backwash sets and units
- Hood dryers
- Styling chairs and shampoo chairs
- Reception chairs
- Barber chairs (Seville, Sicilian, Totora, Tuscany, Milano and Gigante)
- Hair styling stations.
Other important items include combs and brushes, hair dryers, towels, trolleys, carts, shampoo bowls, steamers, clippers, gloves, water sprayers, aprons, rollers, and perm curlers among other things.
You can start with the aforementioned and then work your way down. Choose salon equipment and furniture that are:
The first impression you make on your clients and customers is crucial. Women and men are generally sensitive and will unconsciously take note of dated equipment and furniture. Even if your work is great, they might not come back because they just didn’t like your salon.