Archive for November, 2010

Hitting the ground running for the mad Christmas rush

The Christmas period is one of the busiest for all beauticians, hair salons and nail salons because every woman wants to look their best for the Christmas party season. However if your salon isn’t looking up to scratch, you might be missing out on some vital business that you could really give you a boost and get you onto a winning start for the New Year.

If you don’t have the time to redecorate and completely revamp your salon, you could think about making some small changes to incorporate some more luxurious salon chairs, better seating facilities for your waiting customers, a more inviting reception desk or a pedicure station for a really luxurious Christmas treat.

There are so many different furniture items that you can purchase for your salon that you are spoilt for choice. Before deciding it would be a good idea to think carefully about any other work that you want to have done, such as decorating the salon. You want to make sure that your new salon furniture will be in keeping with any new décor or other changes that you have planned so that you can hit the ground running in the New Year.

New chairs and styling units for your salon

If you run your own beauty salon or hair salon, you will know how important it is to be in touch with your client base. By offering the services that your clients want to have is essential as well as having your finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest hairstyle, waxing method or nail colour.

As well as being in touch with your clientele, you also need to have the facilities and tools to assist you. You will need to ensure that you have comfortable yet practical salon chairs for the clients to sit in whilst they have their hair styled or their treatment done. There are also beauty chairs and pedicure chairs for you to put in the nail bar or one of the treatment rooms.

To go with the salon chairs there are also styling units to think about. A styling unit incorporate a shelf with a large mirror so that you can see what you are doing whilst you are styling an individuals hair as well as allowing the client to see what you are doing as well. The shelf provides a useful place for you to put your hairdryer, your scissors and any other bits and bobs that you might need.

Competing with other hair salons

There are many successful hairdressing salons that are located in every town and city up and down the country. If you want to take a slice of the hair dressing market, you need to make sure that your salon is up to scratch and can successfully compete with the big boys. This means knowing your clientele and knowing what they expect from your salon. You also need to make sure that your salon is bang up to date with fashions and your target market.

If you are aiming for the trendy younger market, you need to also make sure that your stylists know how to recreate the hairstyles that you see on the runway. However, nobody will be enticed into your salon if it doesn’t look cool and trendy.

To get your salon looking cool and trendy, you will need to invest in some high quality furniture pieces and comfortable salon chairs. There are many different styles when it comes to salon furniture but the modern look is always popular and won’t go out of style quickly. By sticking to some key colours you can ensure that your salon look cool but minimalist and offers everything your clientele would expect from a high street hair salon.

Investing in some new salon chairs

If your salon chairs are looking a bit dated and you think that they need to be replaced, you will need to look into the vast collection of salon chairs that are available. It would be a good idea to consult your staff about what sort of chairs are best suited to having customers sitting in them all day long. Your staff will want salon chairs that are height adjustable and comfortable. By having height adjustable chairs, it means that your staff can pump the lever at the base of the chair so that the client is sitting at the right height for their hair cut. This means that the stylists don’t need to strain themselves whilst they are working.

There are many different salon chairs for you to choose from that also come in a wide range of colours. It would also be a good idea to get chairs that can be wiped clean when hair dye might get onto them and also to get any hair off them easily. Leather salon chairs are the most popular at the moment and they come with a chrome finished base, which looks really trendy and sophisticated. These salon chairs will last you for many years to come so you should see them as investment for your hair salon.

Attracting new clientele this Christmas

The Christmas season is an important time for any business, but particularly the beauty industry. Everyone wants to look their best when they are going to their Christmas party and that’s why they will always go to a hairdressers or beauty salon where they know they are going to get the best hair cut or the best manicure. If you think that your salon isn’t up to scratch when it comes to serving the needs of your customers, then you need to think about how you can improve it. You might have staff that really know what they are doing but the décor of the salon is very uninspiring.

By giving your salon a spruce for Christmas, you will find that more people are coming to your salon. Everyone judges a salon or shop on its appearance so if your salon is look trendy with its new salon chairs, a new reception table and a new lick of paint, then you can guarantee that you are going to increase your clientele over the party season. Buying new salon chairs and reception desks can be a really effective way of improving your salon and giving it the make over that it needs.

Giving the salon a face lift

Your salon might be in dire need of some improvement in order to meet the needs and expectations of your clientele and also your staff. The only way to ensure that you are providing the services that your clients expect is to ask them. Consulting your clients whilst you are styling their hair or giving them a pedicure is the sure fire way of ensuring that they are going to come back and use your services again.

Every client who walks into the salon wants to feel pampered. They want to feel special and feel as though their service has been personalised for them. So this will mean ensuring that there is somebody at the reception desk to greet them, somebody on hand to get them a cup of coffee and a stylist who makes them feel really special whilst they are in the chair. If you salon isn’t welcoming and the décor is lacking a bit of enthusiasm it might be time for a face lift.

There are many ways in which you can spruce up your salon and this can be done by replacing some of the furniture items such as the styling stations and reception desk as well as providing comfortable salon chairs for your clients to relax in.

Manicure stations for your salon

In order to give your clients the best possible service when they come into your salon, you need to make sure that you have the right furniture and chairs for them to sit at and sit in. There is plenty of choice when it comes to furniture for your hair or beauty salon as well as there being a wide selection of chairs for you to choose from.

Manicure stations are one of the essential pieces of furniture that you need to have in your beauty salon. Manicure stations have been designed to ensure that the client can sit comfortably at the station without having to over stretch themselves, whilst the manicurist is positioned on the opposite side and can work comfortably on the client’s hands.

Manicure stations come in many different styles and colours so you will need to decide which style and colour is the most appropriate for your salon. However it is worth bearing in mind that although how the manicure station looks is important, it also needs to be practical and serve a purpose. Your clients will really appreciate having a nice manicure station to sit at as well as having a comfortable chair to relax in whilst they are having their treatment done.

Ensuring your stylists have everything they need

If you are a hair stylist you will know how important it is to have all of your tools close at hand when you are colouring or cutting somebody’s hair. This is especially true for colourists as they need to have the colour close to them to ensure that it isn’t spilt as well as having foils ready for any highlights that they may be putting in.

Having trolleys for your hair stylists are essential if you want to ensure that your salon remains clean and tidy as well as look professional. By having trolleys available you can be sure that there will be nothing lying around and everything will have its own place.

Trolleys range widely and there are many different kinds that you can choose from, however you might want to consider a trolley that has a number of drawers so you can also put additional items such as rollers, hair pins and other hair styling products. After all you always want to make sure that you have everything you need nearby so that you don’t have to leave your client with half of their hair cut or half of their hair colour applied.

Sticking to a tried and tested method when decorating your salon

If you haven’t had any experience in the hair or beauty industry before, you might not know what is expected from a salon that provides the latest treatments and hair styles. Although you might want to paint your salon in a variety of colours and really show off your creative flair, this can sometimes be a little bit off putting for the customers. If you look at some of the big high street hairdressers, you will notice that although there is personality in their salon, they have stuck to a tried and tested method that works.

Tranquil and calming colours are best suited when it comes to beauty salons and spas. You want to make your clients feel relaxed and enjoy whatever treatment they are having done. Similarly, in a hair salon, although you want it to be more upbeat, you still don’t want it to be in the face of your client. Small pockets of colour would be perfect, especially around the reception area.

You need to make sure that there are plenty of styling units for your staff to put their clients whilst they are having their hair cut. Everybody loves to see how their hair cut is progressing. It also provides the stylist with a shelf to put their hairdryer, scissors and hair straighteners.

Your salon says a lot about you

Your salon says a lot about who you are and what you stand for as a brand. You should always see yourself in your salon and it should be a reflection of you and your personality. However, sometimes this can be a real disaster and you always need to make sure that your salon is as accessible as possible for your client base. The last thing you want to do is to turn away customers who have been coming to you for years because you have not kept up with the latest trends or you have become too trendy.

By having the right chairs, display cabinets, reception desks and other salon furniture items, you can be sure that your salon is fit for purpose and also meets the needs and expectations of your clientele. Your staff also need to be comfortable in their working environment so providing stools for whilst they are working or items which are suitable for the treatments that they are providing such as pedicure chairs and beauty tables.

By making an investment into your salon, it will hopefully ensure that you see a return on your efforts because people keep coming back to the salon for the wide variety of services that you provide.