Saturday, February 16, 2013

Where to Look for Salon Equipment

When you decide to start your own salon, you are likely very excited about what the future will bring.  Once you start to get down to business and look up more details on what it will take, it might be harder than you think to get things up and running.  

One of the first things you will do is secure a location.  After that, however, you have to get into the little details including buying salon equipment.  There are many places you can look in order to find your equipment. 

Here are just a few ideas...

-Trade Shows
If you hear about a salon trade show anywhere nearby where you live, you should jump at the chance to attend.  Not only can you possibly get some great deals on salon items that you may not find anywhere else, but you also get to take a look at the equipment in person so you can see how it works before you make the final purchase.  You can also connect with other salon owners in order to seek advice on which pieces of equipment are the best for what you want to do.

-Warehouse and Showroom
We have a warehouse and a showroom here in St Louis where you can also get a hands on experience with the equipment before you purchase it.  You can walk the warehouse floors and take a look at the items and the showroom has lots to offer.  You have the benefit of being able to see everything in front of you!

-Online at

One of the best places to search for good deals and prices once you know what you want is online.  You can quickly compare prices and details on any piece of equipment within a matter of a few minutes and a few clicks.  The prices are often lower to start because the online stores have lower overhead prices themselves.  Look at various reviews on equipment and do your best to judge what you can afford and what will work best for your salon.

For your Success,

AM Salon Equipment - Today's Complete Salon and Spa FurnishingsKeith

Friday, February 1, 2013

How to Buy the Best Salon Equipment
If you want to open a salon, you know you have a lot on your plate.  You will have to invest quite a bit of time and money into the business and you will need somewhere to house your salon.  Once you have a prime location, you will then need to outfit the salon with all of the best equipment. 

You want to pull customers in to your quality salon, but you also do not want to break your budget before you even open. 

Here are a few basic tips to starting:

First, you will want to figure out what type of salon you want to have available for your customers.  Are you looking to open a high-end salon where customers will feel pampered and indulged?  Or are you looking to have a family atmosphere where customers would bring their children along with them to their treatments?  The type of salon you want to have will make a big impact on the type of equipment you will want to buy. 

Second, consider into the basics first and expand from there.  You know you will need chairs, hair dryers, washbasins, supply carts, mirrors and other such items.  Buy these things first and then get some of the other items you might want as your business starts to grow and expand.
Third, come into our St. Louis showroom and look, see, and touch the products while one our our salon design specialists listen intently to your wants, needs, and desire ~ and guide you to success.
For your Success,

AM Salon Equipment - Today's Complete Salon and Spa FurnishingsKeith

Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Start a Salon

AM Salon Equipment is where the Best Salons Start!
If it has always been your dream to open a salon, you should not let that idea waste away.  If you really want to jump in and start your own salon, there will be many things you will need to do.  Here are a few steps to help you get started.

First, you will need to decide how much money you need upfront in order to start your own salon.  You might not profit from your business for a year or two so you will need some capital to back you up for supplied and other items.  One way to make sure that you waste nothing is to shop for salon equipment you will need online at a store like A.M. Salon Equipment where you will get some of the best deals on salon and spa items that are available in today's market.

Second, you will want to take care of any licenses you might need in order to operate your business in your particular region.  You will want to get a business license and make sure that the salon you create will meet and pass any health inspection codes.  You do not want to have to pay any fines or face being shut down because you did not do things properly.

Third, look at locations for your business. You can run a salon out of your home if you have a good customer base, otherwise, watch for a storefront that is in a high-traffic area so you will not have to do much advertising in order to get the word out about your salon.  Make sure your customers have easy access to your salon by way of parking and in other manners and try not to place your salon very close to others that have similar services.

Fourth, you will need to buy all of the equipment you want to utilize for your salon.  There are plenty of items you might want to use such as shampoo and drying chairs, styling chairs, styling stations, pedicure and manicure stations and other spa equipment.  Decide what you want and then look into the special deals offered at A.M. Salon Equipment.  You can get great package deals when you buy from this online store and there are thousands of items from which to choose.

Last, hire employees if you do not want to work alone and make sure they are well trained in the areas in which you will offer services.  As the owner and operator of the salon, it is your responsibility to make sure anyone you hire has the right experience and knowledge to work in your spa.

Once your spa gets going, check back to A.M. Salon Equipment for updated items and other purchases.

For your Success,

AM Salon Equipment - Today's Complete Salon and Spa FurnishingsKeith