It doesn’t take long for the expenses of starting your own hair salon to really pile up. It’s important to learn early on where you can cut corners when it comes to cost and where you cannot. Sometimes it’s better to skip out on certain salon supplies and equipment rather than investing in cheap salon furniture that’s going to break before it’s even had a chance to pay for itself. There’s a huge difference between affordable and cheap, after all.
So, how do you know what supplies you really need and what you can live without—at least for a little while? Here are a few must have items you’ll need for your hair salon.
Hairdressing Salon Chairs
These you really can’t live without. You’ll find them in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to consider your personal preferences when making this particular purchasing decision. But you should also consider your probable client base as well and select furniture that’s likely to be comfortable for the widest range of your business. You might also consider purchasing (now or in the future depending on what your immediate needs are going to be) kiddie stools for younger patrons.
Comfort will always be a major concern when selecting furniture items for your hairdressing business. That being said, some shampoo units offer more creature comforts than others. You don’t necessarily need to offer the reclining shampoo unit that offers a massage feature. That’s an investment you might want to save for later, once your business really starts picking up and you have a steady stream of capital coming in. Begin with the basics, even in furniture and washbasins. Go for sturdy, comfortable shampoo units that are priced just right to meet your immediate needs.
Most people overlook this important tool when ordering furniture and equipment. However, organised storage is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself as a salon owner. You need to have proper places for all your equipment and it really needs to be hidden from the view of your patrons. You want them to feel serene and protected from clutter at all times. Storage trolleys are essential salon supplies and equipment your salon should definitely have on hand from the very beginning. More importantly, it’s much easier to start out with certain storage and organisation habits than it is to change them later on after you’ve invested in new equipment.
You want to give your salon the best start possible. These hair and beauty supplies can make a difference!