Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Selecting the Best Hair Salon Furniture

Selecting the best furniture for your hair salon can be a daunting task. These tips will guide you on how to choose the best styles, colours and sizes and to make your hair salon stand out.
Hair salon furniture is available in many sizes as well as designs. Before selecting the types of furniture for your salon, you need to consider the space available. Your decision should also be based on the number of employees you plan to have and how the salon is going to be set up. Some salon workstations can be set up to accommodate up to 6 people and take minimal space. Some shampoo basins can be very stylish and comfortable but your salon may only have space for one! You need to measure up what space you have and what the ideal workstations and shampoo basins it will allow.
From when they enter your front door, you will want you customers to enjoy sitting in very comfortable and stylish furniture both in the waiting area and while having their hair done. Your customers can be in styling chairs for a long time so clearly these need to be comfortable. Customers may not spend that long at shampoo basins but an uncomfortable neck fitting can be agony so this should also be of high importance. When it comes to hair salon furniture it not only needs to be comfortable for the customers, it also needs to be comfortable for the stylists. Hydraulic styling chairs that adjust are perfect for both customers and employees but you should ensure that they meet safety standards before buying. Swivel styling stools come in a variety of shapes and styles but also can be bought with extra ergonomic features.

Style and Colour
Try to have your furniture blend in with the image your salon is presenting. However you must also be careful that you don't splash out on styles that are currently in vogue only to find that they are out of fashion soon after when trends change. Avoid mix'n'match as it can portray a less positive first impression. Spend time thinking about colours that go well together and those that will make your salon seem more welcoming.
First Impressions
To really make your new hair salon stand out, make sure your reception area impresses. Choose a reception desk that suits your image - whether it is cool, sophisticated or warm and bubbly. Try to build on the image with extra items such as flowers or potted plants, funky ornaments, colourful photos etc. Place a comfy attractive couch and chairs in your waiting area and a rug to make it cosy. Add magazines and perhaps allow access to water or even tea and coffee. Your customers will feel at home and look forward to returning the next time!
Hair salon furniture can be expensive and will probably be your biggest expense when opening a new salon. Bearing this in mind, it may be tempting to reduce the amount spent and therefore end up with uncomfortable furniture that doesn't last. If your customers feel very comfortable while being treated in your salon, then you can be sure that they will return again. This means that the money you have invested in good hairdressing salon furniture will easily pay for itself in a very short amount of time. Durability is important, as you'll want your salon styling chairs and stools to stand the test of time. If you opt for the cheaper choices, you may find they break and you have to fork out the same amount again.

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