Salon Equipment and Beauty Salon Furniture
All salons have their unique differences from one to another, such as salon decor, services offered, and customer service, but there are essential pieces of salon equipment that all full service salons should have to be successful. Basic salon equipment consists of styling chairs, shampoo chairs, shampoo systems, hair dryers, styling stations, floor mats, manicure tables, and pedicure stations.
Salon Equipment: Salon Styling Chairs
The salon styling chair stands alone as the one piece of salon equipment that gets the most use. When deciding what salon chair to put in your shop, choose a chair that addresses the needs of your clients, as well as those of your stylists. Those needs would include hydraulic pump elevation, heavy duty hydraulic cylinder (not the slim line) for long lasting durability, and last a broad diameter base plate to avoid tipping.
Salon Equipment: Shampoo Chairs & Bowls
All full service salons are required to have a shampoo system of some type. When shopping for your shampoo station, consider the customers comfort. One of the most basic services offered is a relaxing shampoo and trim, keyword relaxing, your client will look forward to this service every time they come in provided they will be comfortable & relaxed. Also not to be taken lightly is a user friendly shampoo chair & system; this is a must for your techs, they will service a much better shampoo if they are not frustrated by the equipment they are using.
Salon Equipment: Salon Dryer Chairs or Portable Dryers on Stand
The salon hair dryer and dryer chair is another valuable asset in the salon. When choosing your dryer chair or portable dryer factor in the client comfort, they are sure to be there for a while. Also the noise level of the hair dryer should not be overwhelming, be sure to ask about this when shopping for a portable hair dryer on stand as they do have the motor in the hood which adds to noise level.
Salon Equipment: Salon Styling Stations (Free Standing or Wall Hung Station)
The salon styling station just might be the most important piece of salon equipment second only to your salon hydraulic chair. The salon station you choose should have enough countertop space for your techs, also the more storage they have for their supplies the more space they will have available. A salon styling station should look classy and clean not cluttered; this will make for a healthy work environment. Last if possible try to find a hair cutting station that will be shipped to you complete with no assembly required and Made in the USA.
Salon Equipment: Salon Floor Mats (Anti Fatigue Mat)
When working in a salon the one thing you can bet on is that you will be on your feet all day. The anti fatigue floor mat is great way to relieve that strain from your joints bones which in turn will help your stylists to have a more productive and relaxed work day. When choosing floor mats for your salon consider a floor mat that offers enough cushion (1/2 or 5/8) any less of a cushion will not have the desired effect. Finally choose a salon mat that complements the hydraulic base plate of your salon chair.
Salon Equipment: Manicure Tables or Manicure Station
You will find that most manicure tables are made out of wood, metal, or laminate such as Formica. Some manicure stations even have a chrome or glass finish. When choosing your nail table, be sure it is equipped with the basics. Basic needs of a manicure table consist of an arm pad for client to rest arms, nail polish rack, storage drawers & cabinet, and table lamp.