Selecting Salon Chairs
- Budget: You need to budget enough to purchase quality furniture. Low cost pieces seldom last and will require replacement in a few weeks or months. Higher quality can last for many years.
- Look for a unique design for your salon styling chairs and shampoo chairs. They can set the tone for the ambiance of your salon. They also make your life behind the chair easier and your client more comfortable. Few clients will mention when a chair hurts their back or does not fit the wash basin. they simply accept it and look for another salon with more comfortable furnishings.
- Make sure replacement parts are available. You never want to buy a long use product when parts supply ends with the introduction of new models every couple of years. Make sure the manufacturer can supply parts for years to come.
When you are thinking about salon design take a look at what other business owners have done. See if the layout flows with the way you plan to work. Look for profit centers built into the salon. for example the shampoo room can be a mini spa where clients relax and are isolated from the rush and noise of the cutting floor. This will give you a chance to talk about their hair needs and they will be more open to buying product in a relaxed environment.
You might consider a few extra’s others never offer. Maybe a free makeup touchup after the cut which not only makes the client feel good but allows you to introduce a few new products available for purchase. If you are really motivated you could offer makeup classes and this would be a mini introduction to the class. Now you have taken a client from a simple cut and color ($175.00) and added $35.00 shampoo, $20.00 lipstick and $125.00 class to the profit margin. In other words you could double your profit without selling, just by introducing clients to products they already want.