Aug
15

Selecting furniture for salons is an extremely important step when opening a new salon or giving a face lift to an existing salon.  Deciding on furniture can also be a very difficult decision.  There are some things you should consider before you begin the purchasing process.  The first thing to put together is your budget.  Decide the acceptable price range for each piece of furniture that you plan on purchasing.  Once you have an idea of how much you want to spend total, you should put together a list of each piece of furniture you want to buy.  You should also make sure to keep track of which pieces are essential and which pieces you can live without in case you reach your budget too soon.  For instance, some furniture pieces you may need are service chairs, shampoo chairs, and furniture for your reception area.   The next step is to decide on the look you are going for.  Look in salon magazines, research online, and hit the pavement.  You can look at other salons that you like for some inspiration on how to do things right.  You can even get ideas of what not to do from salons that have furniture that doesn’t seem to be working for them.  Next, you will decide on color schemes and style themes.  Once you do your research you will be on your way to putting together a beautiful well thought out salon.

Jun
30

It’s no secret that different types of salons need different kinds of furniture and equipment in order to succeed. But if you’re a new salon owner looking to furnish your salon for the first time, figuring out exactly what you need to purchase can be overwhelming. Here are some hints for different kinds of furniture for salons:

  • Hair Salons need shampoo chairs, styling chairs, trolleys for stylists to store their equipment, mirrors,  and cabinets for storage.
  • Nail Salons call for pedicure chairs (with footbaths for soaking), manicure tables, chairs for both nail technicians and customers, and lamps for precision work.
  • Tanning Salons require special tanning beds.
  • Salons that offer facials and massages need massage tables, facial beds, special lamps, technician stools and more.

And, of course, every type of salon will need furniture for the reception area, including a coffee table, armchairs or sofas, display cases, and a reception desk and chair. For some great deals on salon furniture in New York, click here now.

Sep
19

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but there’s a lot you can tell about a beauty salon by the furniture inside. Does your salon specialize in providing clients with the most up-to-the-minute styles? Maybe choose modern furnishings to indicate you’re fresh and contemporary. Do you want to be known for giving the boldest color in town?  Choose a bright sofa or accent chairs. Do you cater to a more mature clientele? Perhaps traditional furnishings would make them feel most at-home. Are your clients predominantly young, hip, 20-somethings who like to dance their nights away in the hottest club of the moment? Edgy pieces that give off a saucy, vibrant attitude would be perfect.

Remember, your salon’s furniture and décor are its “wardrobe and accessories.” Just as we wear clothing that tells the world about our style and who we are, so should your salon, so dress it for success!

Mar
22

If you are considering opening your own salon, then you have already come face to face with the many challenges that go into owning a business.  Connecticut Beauty salons can be an extremely rewarding but also extremely difficult line of business to undertake.  Before you decide to invest your time, energy, money, and will power into the business of hair salons there are a few pros and cons you should consider.

  1. A business is an investment in your future.  Owning a business is a great investment in your future, yes.  But it is an investment in your future, not your now.  Opening beauty salons is not a good way to get out of debt, nor is it a good way to pay off urgent expenses.  You should not expect to turn a genuine profit for at least 3 years.
  2. Beauty salons in Connecticut are not uncommon.  If you open a salon you are going to be dealing with a lot of competition in almost any area.  You will be competing with other salons to hire the best hair stylists.  You will also be competing with not just salons but also nail salons and sometimes tanning salons for market share.
  3. It takes hard work to find good hair dressers.  Most experienced stylists are already employed and have a regular clientele.  If you open a new business you will also likely be starting with a crew of fairly green beauticians.  This isn’t a bad thing, but it does mean you will need to budget for on going training for them all and also be able to supervise and guide them in areas they are not very experienced.
  4. Salons need special licensing for almost everything.  Depending on your state you may need separate licenses for the right to sell hair services, the right to do facials, the right to provide massage to your clients, etc.  Salons are also held to very high standards of sanitation and if these are not met the salon can be closed down before it even gets off the ground.
  5. New salons have a 43% 2 year fail rate.  This fact sounds horribly discouraging but it’s not as bleak as it sounds.  Most of the salons that fail wind up doing so because they failed to take into account one or all of the points above.  If you keep these in mind, you will likely do well.
  6. You might or might not be competing with local spas as well.  This really only applies if there are high end spas in your area and you are intending to supply your clients with the same beauty treatments.
  7. To succeed, your salon will need to have a strong signature of its own.  You must have a reason that people should come to your salon above any other.  It’s not enough to be good at doing hair. You need to create a signature look, sound, feel, style, and customer service atmosphere.  This needs to be created and ready to go before you even open your doors.

As long as you take all these points into consideration, your salon should be a shining success!

Mar
20

There are six pieces of beauty salon furniture in Arizona that no full service hair salon should be without.  Furniture for hair salons should always include the range of functions that a salon intends to supply to its clients.  For optimum business success, these pieces of professional salon equipment need to be purchased.

1. Styling chairs.  This is where most services will be provided.  Get high quality, safety tested chairs.

2. Shampoo chairs.  Studies show that clients look forward to their shampoo more than any other part of a hair service.  Padded and ergonomic shampoo chairs will make this experience even better.

3. Pedicure equipment.  Pedicures are very popular and even a hair focused salon cannot afford to ignore them.

4. Manicure tables.  Manicures are also a cash cow for salons.  Good manicure tables should fit your technicians and clients perfectly and be adjustable for space and size.

5. Hair dryers.  For processing color and other functions, these are essential tools of the beauty trade.

6. Comfortable waiting area chairs.  You will obviously try to make sure your clients aren’t left waiting.  But just in case they are, be certain their stay in the reception area is cozy, not lumpy or uncomfortable.

Feb
05

How do you pick furniture that will be right for your salon? It’s not as easy as it sounds. When selecting furniture for salons, one must consider size, shape, color, style, and other factors.

Size and shape are important because they directly effect the spatial arrangement of your salon. Barber chairs cannot be placed to closely together. Nor can shampoo chairs be too tall or short for the sinks they go with. Having furniture that is mismatched to the work space creates chaos. Careful measurement will avoid this problem however.

Style and color are vital because this is where the really atmosphere of the salon shines or flops. Sleek shapes and dark colors communicate an air of sophistication and class, and will attract that type of client. Meanwhile, funky colors with asymmetrical shapes to back them up will appeal to a hip, young clientele. Simply shapes in basic colors say that your salon is efficient and straight forward, and will likely garner clients who just need easy, quick service.

Other things to consider when buying salon furniture are things like price and brand name. You should also see what suppliers have the best consumer satisfaction ratings before buying your furnishing.

Jan
14

When you are looking at stocking a new salon with the right furniture, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First of all, furniture for salons comes in many shapes and sizes. There are numerous brands and suppliers from all over the world. Finding the right equipment for hair salons is actually pretty straight forward however.

Every salon should invest in several well built styling chairs or barber chairs. These chairs should meet with state safety standards and come with a lever for raising, lowering, and locking the seat.

Shampoo bowls and shampoo chairs must be selected next. It’s a good idea to get your shampoo bowls and chairs from the same supplier to ensure the best and most comfortable fit for the clients when they lean back to have their hair washed. Also get non-slip matting to match them.

Pedicure stations are another consideration. A good pedicure station will have a deep basin for soaking feet, along with Jacuzzi jets and a good drain. All pedicure chairs must also be wired in such a manner that the water used for the pedicure in no way comes into contact with the electrical components of the chair.

Jan
11

When you are looking at stocking a new salon with the right furniture, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First of all, furniture for salons comes in many shapes and sizes. There are numerous brands and suppliers from all over the world. Finding the right equipment for hair salons is actually pretty straight forward however.

Every salon should invest in several well built styling chairs or barber chairs. These chairs should meet with state safety standards and come with a lever for raising, lowering, and locking the seat.

Shampoo bowls and shampoo chairs must be selected next. It’s a good idea to get your shampoo bowls and chairs from the same supplier to ensure the best and most comfortable fit for the clients when they lean back to have their hair washed. Also get non-slip matting to match them.

Pedicure stations are another consideration. A good pedicure station will have a deep basin for soaking feet, along with Jacuzzi jets and a good drain. All pedicure chairs must also be wired in such a manner that the water used for the pedicure in no way comes into contact with the electrical components of the chair.

Jul
22

While you may want to choose a style rather than a theme, theme ideas can be fun for salons. For instance, if you are a children salon you may want to choose a fun theme that kids will like. You can buy furniture for salons that complements the theme your are going for. For instance if you are a kids salon you can choose an animal theme and buy furniture that is in the shape of animals. 

Even adult salons can have themes. You can choose a subtle theme or go all out with your theme. Choose something that your clientele will enjoy. For instance, one popular theme is to go retro. You can purchase refurbished vintage salon chairs. This is a fun way to go especially if you focus on classic retro hairstyles. However, this salon theme is not for everyone.

Another theme is a rock n roll theme. If you specialize in hairstyles that a little more edgy this is one great way to go. Your clients will love the look of your salon and feel like rockstars when they leave your salon.

If your clients generally go for a more natural look, a nature or ocean theme may be a great way to go. This can be extremely relaxing and perfect for a day of pampering.

Themed salons are not for everyone, but the right theme can really amp up the buzz factor of your salon and turn it into a hotspot! To find the right furniture for your theme, click here!

Aug
18

When you’re looking at furniture for salons and trying to decide what you need to purchase for your own salon, consider investing in at least one or two high quality massage tables. If you’re planning to offer massages as part of your salon’s beauty regimen, a massage table is a must-have – but even if you’re planning to focus elsewhere, you could benefit from this valuable piece of salon furniture.

Unsurprisingly, salon patrons love receiving massages. Why? Because nothing could be more relaxing, luxurious or indulgent than having your stress and worries simply rubbed away by a professional massage therapist! Salons that specialize in facials often give patrons the option of choosing a massage as well, but other salons – including hair salons, nail salons and waxing salons – can also extend this choice to customers.