A few design ideas to help you along the journey of designing your dream salon.
SALON DESIGN IDEAS
It can be a tad overwhelming when designing your salon. Here are a few design ideas to help you along the journey of designing your dream salon.
One of the most important features in your salon is light. Natural light is always preferred, but not every building is blessed with great windows. If you do have windows, great! Utilize them. Set up your space so every station can benefit from the sunlight. But if you don’t have big windows, there are other ways to light your space.
When choosing light for your salon, keep in mind that the main goal is for your client to look good. If they’re looking in a mirror and don’t like what they see, they’re not going to be happy with your service. For a more flattering light, choose warm bulbs instead of cool ones. When placing your lamps, make sure the shadows don’t overlap where your client will be sitting. Also consider if you want behind-the-mirror lights, or if you want to have overhead lighting only, or standing lamps. Check out our salon to find the perfect lights to brighten up your salon!
There are hundreds of ways you can decorate your salon’s interior. Instead of overhauling everything and starting from scratch, try leaning into the look that your space already has. If you have exposed ductwork, go for a rustic vibe. If your walls or floors are concrete, give your salon a modern feel. It is also important to make sure your salon equipment matches your vibe.
3. MIRROR EFFECT
Every client who comes through your doors is going to be sitting in front of a mirror, so it’s important to pick one that’s right for you. Big, multi-station mirrors will make your space feel larger and more open, while single-station mirrors will make each spot feel more intimate. Go for framed mirrors for a homier aesthetic, or naked mirrors for a sleeker look. And remember, when you’re placing your mirrors, make sure you keep your lighting in mind. You don’t want your clients ending up with blinding lights in their eyes!
4. MAINTAIN CONSISTENT DESIGN
Once you’ve chosen your aesthetic, stick to it. You want your entire salon design to feel consistent. If you want a shabby-chic entryway, your stations should match. If your waiting area is done entirely in blacks and whites, carry that scheme throughout the space. You don’t want your clients to walk from one area to the other and feel like they’ve stepped into a different salon
5. KEEP YOUR FLOW RIGHT
Like the consistency of your space, you want the flow to be right too. Think about your space from a client’s point of view. Does your layout make sense? Is your waiting area in the front when you walk in, or farther to the back? Do you want your washing stations to be the first place your guests sit down, or do you want to bring them to their station and discuss their hair options first? Line up the decoration and create your space with the way you want the salon to function.
6. ADD GREENERY TO YOUR SALON
Breathe life into your space by adding plants. Not only do they clean the air and supply oxygen, but they also give any area a pop of color without being overwhelming. Bringing plants inside will also give your salon a natural, calming feel.
7. EVERYTHING IS IN THE DETAILS
Everything that goes into your salon matters. From the layout of the space to the colors on the walls, down to the way you display your products—every detail becomes a part of your brand. So, don’t skimp on the details. Make sure your towels match, your products are displayed nicely, and your stations are uniform
Designing the interior of your salon is an important, fun and rewarding step to take for your business. Just remember to keep the layout consistent, the energy flowing, and pay attention to the details — they all make the world of difference.