Your clients come in to forget the cares of the day and enjoy some pampering in a “grown-up” atmosphere. They seek style and sophistication. In this article, we’ll discuss how to design an elegant salon. It’s time to take yours from boring to classy.
There’s No Room for Clutter
A cluttered salon looks unprofessional. Take a day to look around the salon and view it from a customer’s point of view. Are things messy and out of place? Is there more “stuff” than the salon needs?
It’s amazing what a difference removing clutter makes. If you want to design an elegant salon, start by clearing off surfaces as much as possible.
Once the clutter is gone, all that’s left is what the salon uses. The next step is to organize those things.
Salons have plenty of products and tools that require accessibility. Still, there are ways to make them look elegant with the right storage. Let’s look at some ideas for salon storage:
- Utilize shelving that blends well with the wall color. Think vertical if space is an issue.
- Carts at each station.
- Use closet space for towels and backup supplies.
Even if you already have shelving, you can never have enough. The smallest shelf can handle hair products or nail polish. If they need a new look, paint shelves a soft, calming color.
What about the salon’s furniture? Could you replace the manicure tables with something better? You can replace large tables with no aesthetic appeal with smaller tables that offer greater storage solutions and look more sophisticated and streamlined.
How about the reception area? Sometimes, smaller desks look better because there is less space to leave a mess.
Flooring is the fastest way to enhance your salon and make it appear elegant. Wood floors are best, especially engineered or vinyl. They are always stylish and clean up well.
Choose a dark floor to contrast with light walls or a light floor to contrast with dark walls. Wood floors make the salon look larger, in style, and elegant.
When designing an elegant salon, color is everything. Update your walls and choose an elegant color, such as taupe, light or dark gray, sage green, or deep blue. Elegant colors tend to look classic. Glossy black or white trim works well, depending on the wall color you choose.
For something unusual but elegant, try a peel and stick wallpaper on one accent wall. These new wallpapers are easy to apply, remove, and change.
Play the Right Music
Once the salon has the right look, the right music must follow. Consider the clientele you hope to attract. If elegance is what you seek, you should have music that’s calming and not too loud. The best way to scare away a paying customer is to crank loud music that doesn’t go along with the elegant salon theme.
You can take your salon from boring to classy in a short time, giving clients the comfort and pampering they deserve.