Whether you’re renovating your existing salon or spa space or opening a new beauty establishment in 2021, shopping for furniture and equipment is both exciting and challenging. Your choices will influence not only the appearance of your business, but also impact its brand, for the next several years.
To help guide owners and managers through this process, SALON TODAY introduces its 2021 Inspiration Guide, which will introduce you to a few furniture and equipment manufacturers every few months, show you some of their latest product releases and offer you tips on how to make the best design decisions.
Shopping Tip: “The Blueswash shampoo station has a ceramic bowl, optional leg lift and shiatsu air massage system," says Stuani Giampiero, president of Gamma & Bross. "It's neo-classic design can fit both traditional and contemporaty interiors. The use of the white or color piping gives it a contemporary touch that expands the possibility of customization to thousands of different combinations."
Shopping Tip: “When shopping for styling stations, ensure the style is compatible with the interior design of the salon and the type of clientele,” says Leon Alexander, founder of Eurisko Design. “Additionally, choose a station that is both esthetically pleasing and functional along with durable materials. The station should have ample storage and tool holders, and LED lighting should be an option.
Shopping Tip: “Our Privacywash shampoo station is the perfect choice for today's safety concerns," Stuani says."The sides can offer privacy for the client and help them avoid exposure to droplets. An optional transparent acrylic shield can also be added to protect the worker behind the bowl."
Shopping Tip: “Purchasing a color lab depends on several details including the color brand,” Alexander says. “The size of color lab should reflect the number of color operators. The material used should be color stain resistant. Storage should hold manufacturer’s larger developers. The location of the plumbing should dictate the position of the sink. Options for LED images above should also be an option.”
Shopping Tip: “Gold is one of the newest design trends, and the gold finishes on our Madison Gold Infitnte styling station wall contrasts perfectly with the black structure, giving it an exremely elegant touch,” Stuani says. "Large infinity mirrors are the perfect choice for smaller or narrower spaces, making any room look wider and brighter."
Shopping Tip: “When considering retail, ensure the height of each shelf is appropriate for the consumer,” Alexander says. “Ensure storage is available below the shelves. Digital images and LED lighting should attract the customer to the products. A lit domain header will make it easy to find a brand or a domain.”
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