What to consider when buying salon equipment

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Are you in the process of revamping your salon? Making changes, thinking new furnishings and design? Or even starting from zero in a new space from the new year that’s coming? Salon furniture and equipment are key to every hairdressing, colour and technical service, so it’s important to make the right choices. It’s almost 90% of your brand identity! Here, Takara Belmont’s National Sales Manager Katie Wrighton, highlights six essential things to consider when buying new equipment.

Is your equipment fit for purpose?

Design and style are important but functionality that suits its intended purpose is vital too. Visit a dealer or showroom to ensure it’s right for the services you provide and that the dimensions are right for your salon space. You can also see if there’s potential to introduce new revenue-boosting services or consider other types of equipment you may not have initially thought about.

Quality

Invest in quality and you’re investing in your business, your team and your clients. Make sure the equipment meets the demands of your salon and that the service backup is there should something go wrong. The loss of service income from damaged or unusable equipment and the cost of replacing or repairing cheaper equipment is a false economy. Substandard equipment also affects the customer experience and working conditions that can also have commercial consequences.

Style and comfort

Try equipment to see what it feels like from a customer point of view. As clients’ spend almost their entire visit in a chair, comfort is paramount. Our products are rigorously tested to ensure there’s no degradation in comfort over many years of use – another reason why investing in quality is so important.

Working heights/position

Take a team member to test equipment functionality based on the actual services you’re using it for. Ergonomic features such as working height, reclining and rotational motions are important to deliver the services you’re giving to clients.

Are your selections future proof?

Think ahead when making equipment decisions. Will your selections remain on-trend and can you update it without having to repurchase entirely? Can it be easily maintained and repaired and can replacement parts and engineers be easily found when required? Many of our products have been developed over decades and remain popular, so we can always ensure easy access to parts and maintenance through our dealers.

Design for Success

Takara Belmont Salon Design Service has resulted in awe inspiring interiors that ensure salons maximise service experiences and reach their income potential. Design and planning can have a dramatic impact on service quality and business performance, so if you are in the process of making changes in your workspace, it’s a good idea to speak to their team to plan and design for success. With leasing available from their dealers, investing in benchmark quality is affordable, so discover your options by clicking HERE.

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