What equipment do I need in a salon?

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What equipment do I need in a salon?
A salon should be functional, comfortable and stylish (salon de coiffure image by reynald lassire from Fotolia.com)

Your hair salon will need a range of equipment to ensure it is comfortable and functional. Quantities of the equipment will depend on the size of your salon and how many customers you can accommodate at any one time.

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General Furniture

Your salon will need a reception area to welcome your customers. This means you will need a desk and chair for your receptionist and a telephone and a diary (electronic or print) so she can log all appointments. You will also need comfortable chairs in the waiting area, and a coffee table with magazines for your customers to read while they wait is a nice touch. A surround-sound music system is a good way of creating a pleasant atmosphere, too, and storage units are also required to keep towels and hair products in.

Specialist Furniture

Your salon will need a backwash unit so that you can wash your customers' hair with ease and comfort. This will include a chair for the client and a wash basin for you. You will also need a styling unit with footrest, mirror, shelf and adjustable chair so that you can cut your clients' hair at different heights and angles and they can sit comfortably and watch you.

Styling equipment

You will need hair-cutting scissors, hairbrushes, hair clips, hairdryers, hood dryers (tall, stationary hair-drying systems) and hair straighteners to style your customers' hair.

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