Sunday, August 12, 2012

Getting Your Salon Started - A Checklist

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When you’re just starting to build an idea of what you want your salon to look like, it can get pretty overwhelming to figure out exactly what you’re going to need, both to do your job as well as to ensure that your clients are comfortable and get the best experience possible.

The items below are part of a brainstorming checklist to help you get started.

  • A place to sit. Not only is this important for your customers — to ensure their maximum comfort while you work on them, but for you, as well. Your job may require you to be on your feet a lot, or behind the desk working on manicures. No matter where you are at during the day, you need to ensure that you’re comfortable in order to put your customers at ease. So, when you can’t sit, make sure your feet “sit” on a comfortable station mat.
  • A place to look. Mirrors and mirrored styling stations are a major component for you and your clients. Not only do you want to be able to show them the final product of your efforts, you want them to be able to check their style from a variety of angles (sides and even the back). Adequate mirrors can help you accomplish this.
  • A place to relax. From the barber’s chair to the washing station, you need to ensure you have the right kind of equipment that will ensure your clients’ relaxation at all times. If you’re a massage therapist, you’ll not only want a solid, comfortable table — you’ll want to ensure every step of the client’s journey is a step toward relaxing.
  • Your work space. Don’t forget your practical needs, including your work station. Figure out what you’ll be needing nearby, and how to best contain it. Additionally, don’t forget practical sanitizing equipment such as the autoclave.
  • The Reception Room/Area. This area, typically mixed in with the retail area (unless your space is particularly large), is where clients will get their first impression of your spa, salon, massage parlor, or barber shop. Make sure you make an excellent first impression with their comfort firmly in mind. Select furniture that’s not only fitting for your theme, but also puts the client at ease.
AM Salon Equipment can help you decide which pieces will work best for your salon, as well as offering leasing and financing solutions which can help you work within your budget. Additionally, there are monthly specials that can help with this as well. Be sure to sign up for a comprehensive notification of all monthly specials.

For your Success,

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