A great salon makes clients feel confident and comfortable as soon as they walk in the door. In addition to friendly staff of experts, you should keep all your salon furniture and beauty equipment updated and fresh so that your salon puts on its best face for a new year. In the spirit of renewal and rejuvenation, let's take a look at some key areas of salon and spa equipment where you can update things to improve and revitalize your salon for 2014.

Before you begin making updates, take a moment to consider the services you most want to emphasize and promote moving forward. If your salon focuses primarily on cutting and coloring, then new barber chairs and updated finishes to the sinks and counter-tops will make a huge splash. You can also replace or upgrade your storage solutions for holding shampoos and conditioners and other beauty equipment.

For salons that feature mani-pedi services, massages, facials, and other skin and body treatments, you should also consider updating the spa furniture as well as towels and other supplies. Clients seeking skin treatments will feel most comfortable and relaxed if they are surrounded with clean and recently modernized decor and beauty equipment. That also makes them more likely to repeat their business and recommend you. Among your updates, think about these elements of spa and salon furniture and equipment:

Reception Area Furniture

From the waiting chairs to the receptionist's desk and its decorations, the reception area will be your clients' first experience with your salon. Whether your style calls for gorgeous wood furniture or sleek and modern steel and glass, the reception area should be comfortable and hospitable while also reflecting the attitude and style of your services.

Styling and Barber Chairs

Most of their time in your salon, clients will be seated. Your staff will also need to feel comfortable operating the chairs and working with them. This makes the chairs extremely vital to the experience for everyone. Barber chairs should suit the style of the salon and also be highly functional.

Spa Equipment

From manicure tables and pedicure chairs to the devices and fixtures involved with skin treatments, your spa equipment must be perfectly hygienic and functional while also portraying the atmosphere you intend to create. Think about replacing all beauty equipment tools and seeing what renovations you can make to renew and modernize your spa equipment.

As part of the style industry, you always need to keep in mind how the design trends and style choices you make will affect the look and feel of your salon's brand. No matter the scope of your updates, you should carefully plan a cohesive, curated look for all salon furniture and supplies.