Owning and operating a successful hair salon and spa needs more than just a good location and a handful of experienced staff. The equipment you chose, and the way you set up your shop will also determine how successful you will be
Salon Software First and foremost you must have the best salon software that money can buy.Every business and business owner will rely heavily on the technology they decide to use to get their business set up. Your salon software should be user friendly, reliable, with easy to access support and training from the provider. Never underestimate the value of technology, even in a business that is completely hands on.
Reception desk Your reception desk is the ﬁrst and the last thing every client willexperience when they visit your salon. Choosing a reception desk that not only compliments the design of your salon, but that isaccommodating for both your front desk staff and your client is an important decision. Ensure you choose a desk that has adequate storage, space and is ergonomic and comfortable for everyone. Adesk that is too low or too high will make checking in and paymentuncomfortable and awkward and may deter clients from returning.
Salon chairs You clients will be spending the majority of their time in your salon chairs. Choose a chair that is both comfortable for the client and convenient for your staff. But also ensure the chairs match the decor and design of your salon. You want to ensure there is sufﬁcient ﬂow and space for functionality.
Shampoo stations Shampoo stations are also a very key aspect to your salon. Again, you want toensure the chairs are comfortable and convenient for both the client and your staff.Whether you want to go with a chair and sink unit, or just a stand alone sink and chair, ensure the space you have allotted for your shampoo stations allows for room to move around comfortably.
Details, Details, Details There are many details you need to remember when you are opening your hairsalon. Do your homework and your research and ensure you start a “To Do” list to help keep you organized.