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Selecting The Proper Furniture For Your Beauty Salon

Aug 3, 2008
There are a number of practical considerations to keep in mind when starting any business, and a beauty salon is no exception. Before you can begin hiring stylists and building your client base, you must first outfit your salon with all of the equipment necessary for the services you plan to provide. Whether you're planning to specialize in hair, nails, tanning, massage, or facials, or you're intending to create a multifaceted salon experience, you will need a basic understanding of beauty salon equipment and its many uses and applications.

First and foremost, your salon will need a fully outfitted reception and waiting area. Your waiting area furniture should include comfortable chairs or sofas and a table for magazines or other reading material. You may also want to consider placing your retail displays in an attractive case or cabinet in the waiting area, in order to allow clients to peruse the products. A reception desk and chair for your receptionist are other necessities. Remember, your waiting and reception area will help clients form their initial opinion of your salon, so all equipment and furniture for this area must be chosen with your salon's overall aesthetic in mind. Is your salon practical or luxurious? High-end or affordable? Modern and chic or feminine and romantic? The possibilities for expression are limitless!

After creating a comfortable, attractive reception area for your clients, you are free to move on to the heart and soul of your salon. If you're planning to focus on hair, you will need styling chairs, shampoo chairs and wash basins, and hair dryers. This equipment will allow your stylists to wash, dry, cut and style with ease, while contributing to the enjoyment of your customers. Additionally, you will need furniture to create stations for each of your stylists, including a small table or trolley cart to hold products and supplies, large wall-mounted mirrors, and lights. Each station should be both functional and visually inviting.

What other services will your salon offer? The services you provide will dictate the beauty salon equipment that you require. For instance, nail salons need tables, chairs and lamps with flexible heads for manicures; stools and wash basins or foot spas for pedicures; and nail dryers. Salons that will provide facials may need a special facial chair with a light and magnifying mirror or a facial steamer to open pores, while those that offer waxing or massage services will need a comfortable, sanitary chair or bed, or a massage table.

Of course, in addition to furniture and other necessary equipment, any well-equipped salon will also have sanitizers or sterilizers to clean their tools and instruments between clients and any number of specialized tools and products for the stylists to use. In building a strong foundation for your salon by purchasing the necessary equipment, you are giving your business vital instruments that will enable it to grow and flourish! Invest in quality beauty salon equipment today and watch your salon prosper.
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Adir Le writes for Salon Equipment Furniture, a website dedicated to providing information on beauty salon furniture.
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