Hair Salon Equipment List

Hair Salon Equipment List

If you are planning to start your own hair salon, then you need a list of equipment and supplies that are essential for the salon. Having the right equipment will help you attain maximum customer satisfaction and build a good customer base.
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018
The beauty industry is expanding rapidly. And so, starting and running a hair salon can be a profitable business. Before starting out on any business the first step is to draw up a good plan for it. Once you are done researching your market and drawing up a business plan, the next step is to find a good location for your business.
You will also need to invest in essential equipment, supplies and furniture for your hair salon, to ensure that the salon runs smoothly. From the basic things like scissors and combs to large furniture like salon chairs and trolleys, there are a number of things that go into establishing a good salon. These equipment are best bought from a wholesaler.
Initially, you can purchase these supplies only as much as you need and later, you can add extra supplies according to your requirement. Also, keep in mind the number of customers that you want to attend to at a time and the number of personnel that you are planning to hire before placing an order for the equipment and supplies.
Supplies
Hair Brushes and Combs
Hair brush
Left to Right: Round brush, Two vent brushes, Paddle brush, Two smoothing brushes, Thermal brush
Having the right hair brushes and hairdressing combs is of utmost importance in a hair salon. Make sure you equip your salon with different types of combs and hairbrushes like round brush, square brush, paddle brush, rattail comb, wide-toothed comb, tail-end comb, etc.
Hair Combs
Left to Right: Teasing, Wide-tooth, Rat-tail, Two-tail, Regular, Pitchfork, Rake
Scissors and Hair Clippers
Thinning scissors
Top to Bottom: Thinning scissors, Barber scissors
Equip your hair salon with the various hair clippers, hair clipper blades and hair scissors. You can ask your hairstylists for suggestions and recommendations on the types of scissors and clippers that they would like to use.
Electronic Grooming Equipment
Electronic Grooming Equipment
Hair Styling Tools
Hair Styling Tools
Left to Right: Ridged curling iron, Curling iron, Hair straightener, Big barrel curler, Curling comb
You will also need the latest hair straighteners, blow dryers, diffusers, hair curlers, hot rollers and multi-styling kits to keep up with the different hair styling demands of your customers. It is best that you go through some hair styling magazines to get an idea about the latest styling tools that are used in this business.
Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer
Hair Styling Tools
Curling comb
Hair Pinup Tools
You will also need the latest hair straighteners, blow dryers, diffusers, hair curlers, hot rollers and multi-styling kits to keep up with the different hair styling demands of your customers. It is best that you go through some hair styling magazines to get an idea about the latest styling tools that are used in this business.
Hair Rollers
Hair Rollers
Other Supplies
The other supplies that you would require for your hair salon include different hair accessories, hair clips, mixing bowls, aprons, water sprayers, applicator brushes, paper towels, handheld mirrors, geyser, rubber gloves and plastic gloves. You will also require professional hair care products like shampoos and conditioners, hair straightening and perming kits, styling gels, serums, mousse, hair colors, hair dyes, hair extensions, and wigs.
Furniture
Hair Styling Chairs
Hair Styling Chairs
This is the most basic furniture that you will require for your hair salon. You will find a variety of hair styling chairs that comes in different colors and forms. While choosing such chairs, make sure that they are functional and they match with the décor of the salon.
Hair Steamers/Hair Processors
Hair steamers are used for providing moisture to the hair and head after a head massage, especially during deep conditioning treatments and after application of hair dyes and hair colors. You can set it to different temperatures and a specified time limit. There are various makes and models of hair steamers available across different price points and you can choose one that best suits your need.
Hood Dryers
Hair Styling Chairs
A hood dryer, also known as bonnet hood dryer is a domed shaped apparatus which is used for drying and setting hair. There are air vents in the inside of the dryer, which dispels hot air. Hood dryers offers an equal amount of heat for drying hair and are more useful than traditional blow dryers. It comes in different sizes to suit your needs.
Shampoo Bowls
Hair Styling Chair
A shampoo bowl is a sink that can be used conveniently for hair washing and hair conditioning. You will just need to seat the customer facing his/her back towards the shampoo bowl and carry out the required procedure. It comes with a drain system and a pump pedal that can be used to elevate or lower the level of the bowl.
Hair Styling Station
A hair styling station is another essential piece of furniture required for a salon. It should include a mirror, storage drawers, tool compartments or tool holders and an electrical outlet. There are various designs and amenities provided with the hair styling station that you can choose from.
Carts and Trolleys
No hair salon can become operable without trolleys and carts. These are essential furniture equipment for hairstylists who need to have all the styling tools right next to them while attending to a client. It enables easy storage and portability of the styling tools.
Reception Desk
When your clients come to the salon, the first place that they see is the reception area. So, you will need a reception desk that is tasteful and impressive. You can choose a large reception desk or a somewhat smaller one. The size of the reception desk will depend on factors such as the layout of your salon, the size of your establishment and of course your budget. Rectangular desks are the most preferred as they are functional and make the best use of space. You can also choose round or oval desk.
Waiting Area Chairs
Not all clients can be attended to the minute they arrive at the salon. Clients might need to wait for a few minutes before their favorite stylist is free. So, you will require waiting area chairs for such clients. Waiting area seating can be either chairs or a couch. You can choose one according to the décor of the salon and your budget.
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