Tips for buying salon/spa furniture & equipment

Choosing the right salon furniture and salon equipment can be an exciting process as you let your creativity and innovation take the lead. However, you want to make sure that you are getting the best deals, the right equipment, and the best quality furniture that you can.  Your clients need to feel comfortable, relaxed, and clean when they visit your salon or spa, and the furniture and spa equipment you choose will set the mood.

Before you pick your spa equipment and furniture, however, you need to decide which services you will offer. Each service in a salon or spa will require a specific piece of equipment. You want to make sure you have the most comfortable spa chairs and other tools for each service you offer. There are special chairs for pedicures, manicures, and hair styling. Each has a specific function to help your clients feel at ease.

If you are going to be styling hair, you need to consider washbasins, hair styling equipment like ceramic flat irons, hair dryers, and curling irons, hair products like shampoos, conditioners, and hair spray, and supplies like dye, perm equipment, and more. You will also want to make sure you have supply trolleys so that you can easily share products and equipment between your employees.

Skin treatments, manicure and pedicure products, massage oils, and aromatherapy equipment are also important to consider for your salon or spa.

After you have decided what spa equipment and furniture you need to buy, you need to choose the style and design you want in your salon. Use your creativity to design your spa or salon. You can have a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere or a more modern, energizing attitude with your decorations. All of your equipment and furniture should complement your theme and contribute to the environment you are trying to portray for your clients. Find colors that match, materials that go together, and products that support your plan for your salon.

Once you have chosen the design and style for your furniture and equipment, it is important to choose the right supplier. Ask questions about guarantees and warranties. Ask about shipping time, extra charges, and custom designs.

Here are some helpful tips on purchasing specific spa equipment:

Reception desks are the first thing your clients will see when they walk in- make sure you are making a good impression! Reception desks should match the mood you want your clients to be in while they visit your salon or spa. In addition to looking nice, you want to make sure your reception desk is practical. Do you need locking drawers? Room for a computer, printer, and keyboard? Also make sure you have all the cabinets and storage you will need.

Your clients may spend a good majority of their time in styling chairs, so they need to be comfortable! In addition to being comfortable, your chairs need to be functional, and they should match the decor of your salon. Make sure they can be easily raised and lowered by any employee to fit your unique clients.

You can find manicure tables that are fixed to one location in your salon or spa, tables that roll to different places, and others that are foldable and easy to store. Your choice depends on the design and layout of your salon or spa. Along with your manicure tables, you can buy built-in tilting lamps.

Buying spa equipment and salon furniture is a very important decision that takes into consideration both creativity and functionality. Make sure you already have a specific design in mind for your spa or salon so that you can choose the best salon equipment to complement it.