Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How To Pick Out A Styling Station


Rio Formula Styling Station w/ Pull-Out Tools & Storage
from AM Salon Equipment - 1-800-481-6511

Customers can get their hair styled anywhere. And the odds are good that any beauty salon that has been operating for several years already has a good staff in place. So how do you separate yourself from the rest of the competition? Ambiance.

Customers come into your salon not just for the haircut, manicure and pedicure, but also for the experience. Simply put, they want to be pampered. Part of that experience means equipping your salon with the best furnishings – and that’s especially true of your styling stations. 

Two Types Of Styling Stations
There are two types of styling stations: modern and traditional. With modern stations, customers have access to all the latest products and technology and a variety of chemical items. Traditional styling stations, though, are more old-school and are often equipped with all-natural beautification products.

Some Of Your Options
Luckily, styling stations come in a variety of styles and designs. Island and double island stations are popular, as are stations with laminated or even with a stainless steel surface. You can also find stations that are lockable (to store small equipment such as combs), and others come with a laminated door front that’s both functional and stylish. Mirrors are also a key component of your styling station, with some already built-in to a styling station. Other standard equipment includes blow dryers and hair irons.

Does It Match?
Make sure your styling station matches the overall look of your store. Additional amenities to look for include a shelf area for clients to keep their bags, purse, coffee, etc.; a holster for the hairdryer, and; a footrest. Make sure, too, that the station(s) is clutter-free. A disorganized area paints the wrong picture for customers.

Ambiance vs. Functionality
Soft lighting in your styling station can help create a relaxing atmosphere. But your station(s) needs to be functional, as well. It won’t matter how stylish your station looks or how comfortable it is for the customers if your employees can’t work efficiently in the styling station. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to shop around beforehand, and seek out your employees’ input before purchasing styling stations – or any piece of salon furniture/equipment.

Paying For It All
Styling stations, like any piece of salon furniture or equipment, isn’t cheap. In fact, the equipment is often among the biggest cost – if not the biggest – when starting up a beauty salon. But salon furnishings are typically made to stand the test of time. In other words, the better the quality, the less likely you’re going to have to replace it in a few years. Let us help you design your space with excellence, call today!


For your Success,
AM Salon Equipment - Today's Complete Salon and Spa Furnishings
Keith
1-800-481-6511
www.amsalonequipment.com


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