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How do I Choose the Best Salon Fixtures?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 13 November 2016
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When you purchase salon fixtures, get quality products that can withstand regular use and exposure to chemicals. Make sure that any items that you choose are not difficult to use in the course of business. Remember that your clientele is likely to be attracted or turned off by the appearance of your salon. It is important, therefore, to make sure that the salon fixtures that you purchase are pleasing to the eye.

People go to salons to improve their appearance. This makes it very important for a salon’s appearance to be carefully considered and maintained. It can be difficult to uphold this standard if you do not buy quality products. Instead of limiting your focus to the price of salon fixtures, you also need to consider the materials from which they are made. Make sure that the salon fixtures that you choose will withstand the exposure to the amount of water and types of chemicals that are used. Remember that a salon should be well lit, and as this is the case, deteriorating fixtures are likely to be highly visible.

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It is also important to make sure that your salon fixtures are reasonably functional. There are some items that may enhance the appearance of your business but that may be difficult to use in a busy professional setting. For example, beauticians often have oils and other products on their hands that can make the use of sinks with tight or slippery knobs very cumbersome. Once again, the importance of lighting must be taken into consideration. Try to avoid choosing light fixtures that prevent bulbs from being easily replaced when the need arises.

The salon fixtures that you choose should be relevant to the business. If, for example, you cater to a more mature clientele, you should choose items that will make them feel comfortable while patronizing your business. Likewise, a salon catered toward children should include items that will attract and hold the attention of younger clients. You also want to select items that will help your salon to make a memorable impression. To do this, it may be a good idea to use salon fixtures to give your business an identifiable theme.

Developing a theme will require you to consider whether the fixtures match the furniture, walls, and floors. You should also consider the size of your salon so that you do not purchase salon fixtures that are too big or too small for the given space. If the look of the salon as a whole is not considered, your business space could become an eyesore and repel the desired clientele.

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