March 2, 2024

Must-Have Equipment For Opening a Beauty Salon 

Many items have been found throughout history, revealing that humans have been advocates of personal grooming for thousands of years. Although in the past, it was the mostly the females of the race who spent time and money on their appearance, these days, there are many products and beauty services also aimed at men.

With both sexes ready and willing to spend a lot of money on grooming and their appearance, many beauty salons do excellent business, and opening a salon is something to be considered if you are looking for a lucrative business. However, you must have an interest, training, and knowledge in this field. However, unlike opening regular hairdressers or a shop selling beauty products, opening a beauty salon when you provide treatments like Botox, injectable fillers for cheeks, or lash extensions for longer lashes requires various beauty salon equipment to perform various treatments.

Furniture

When buying furniture for your beauty salon, you will need to purchase items that look stylish but at the same time are hard wearing because hopefully, you will have a lot of customers sitting on them every day. Furniture can be expensive, so you want items that won’t scuff or quickly show wear and tear, and you don’t want to have to frequently replace it.

You will need two types of furnishings required for a beauty salon; those that clients will used in the reception and waiting areas, and those that you will actually use for treatments. If your budget runs to higher-end beauty couches for therapies, consider a fully flexible couch with electric functionality. This type of furniture can be used for all treatments ranging from a massage where a flatbed is required to make-up treatments where the client is sitting upright and looking ahead. These types of couches are beneficial if you are limited in space, as you do not need to purchase several different beauty beds for respective treatments.

Trolleys

Although it is a basic item, many therapists will tell you their beauty trolley is one of the most important items in the workplace. The best beauty trolleys are on wheels and can be moved easily from one section of the salon to another. Without a trolley, a therapist would have to be up and down like a yo-yo fetching different items as they needed them. A beauty trolley allows you to keep all the small items for many treatments in one convenient place. When buying a beauty trolley, looking for a laminated surface that can be cleaned easily if you spill strong lotions or chemical substances is a good idea.

Beauty lamps

There are several dedicated types of machinery available for hire or purchase, made especially for professionals. The items you need to buy will depend largely on the treatments you decide to offer in your salon. However, one item you will see in almost all beauty salons is the beauty mag lamp. These lamps allow you to look at the face or hands through a magnifying glass, making it extremely easy to determine what type of skin your client has, so you can choose the right products or treatment to apply. Without using a magnifying lamp, this would not be easy; and the beauty magnifying lamp is one of the most important pieces of equipment needed for a salon, although it is somewhat basic compared to other devices that are commonly used in salons today.

Moisture metres

A moisture meter is a very handy device for your salon because it tells you what your client’s skin needs. These devices determine if the skin is dehydrated. Many people trying to improve their skin tones cause harm by overusing a product or doubling up on ingredients. Too much acid or other intense ingredients can cause the skin to dry out, leading to premature ageing.

Moisture metres work by pressing a probe on the top of the device into the skin. A decent metre will read moisture and oiliness. They come with instructions explaining the ideal percentages for different areas of the skin. An optimal moisture reading is from 35-60 percent. When the percentage falls below 35 percent patients need to reconsider their beauty regimen and lifestyle. If you fall into the lower range, check if your cleansers are sulphate-free and alcohol-free, and add extra hydration to your routine. The skin’s oil content should be in a similar range. Anything below 35-40 percent deserves attention. Skin doesn’t change often enough to warrant weekly testing. But testing when the seasons change or during periods of hormonal changes will help refine your routine. The device is also helpful for checking the results of a new product on your client’s skin.

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