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Salon Design Layouts

You are at a loss as to how to design your salon. You do not know where to start and how. Well, your worries end here, as we tell you how to pick the right option from different design layouts.
Tulika Nair
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
So you are opening your own salon? But, how do you ensure that it looks great? It is important to pick the right design layouts to ensure that its look matches the vision you have for it and that it appeals to your target audience. It is important to understand what works in a salon and what does not, and what are the factors to keep in mind while picking the design ideas.
Read the following paragraphs to understand how to pick the right ones for your salon.
Deciding on the Layout
Steps Before Finalizing the Salon
Finalizing on a salon design will require you to take a couple of factors into account. The first and most important thing to keep in mind before picking one of the layouts you have at your disposal is the space that you have for it. Whether you are renting the space or buying your own space, you need to ensure that all the equipment you have for the salon fits in, and space is not cluttered by things. You need to have enough space to allow for unhindered movement. The kind of equipment will also allow you to narrow down to the options that you have. Some of the basic equipment that you will definitely have in your salon is styling chairs, wash basins, pedicure and manicure kits and basins, trolleys, etc. Other than the basic equipment that you will require for the varied services that you offer, you will also need a reception area and a seating area for those clients awaiting their turn.
Popular Convention
Most of the well-established salons that offer a range of services have four basic areas. These include, as mentioned before, a reception area, hair cutting and coloring area, manicure and pedicure areas, and a massage area. The reception area is the first space that anyone, walking into the salon, will notice and therefore, this needs to be done up in an eye-catching and innovative manner. Ensure that it is inviting and not overbearing. It should be comfortable and have enough space to allow customers to lounge and wait for their appointment. Next, come the areas of hair cutting and coloring. It may be a good idea to keep these sections slightly apart, instead of having them placed together. Ensure that the armchairs are comfortable and allow for adjustment. It is advisable to have the manicure and pedicure areas placed adjacent to each other, as there are a lot of components used for the two services that are common, and having them placed together will save storage space for you. Also, ensure that washbasins are in proximity to this area so that there is no discomfort caused to your clients or your employees. The last area that you will need to plan for is the space where you will provide spa and massage services. This space needs to ensure privacy for the client and should be in proximity to the restroom and the shower area.
Detailing of the Place
Once you have the basics of the design planned out, there are other details that you will need to decide on. First, you will need to consult your interior designer and zero in on any theme that you are contemplating. He/she will be able to provide you with several interior designing ideas for your beauty salon. Once you have a theme decided, you can decide what color schemes will work with its design. For women, the palette will be ideally made up of feminine colors like lavender, pinks, etc. For men, the colors that are ideal would be grays, whites, greens, etc. If your clientele is made up of kids, then opt for bright, funky colors. You will also need to make decisions like: how many workstations you will have and the placement of the reception and waiting area with respect to the working area. Your interior decorator should be able to help you decide on the accessories that you can use to decorate the interiors. Match the artwork, vases, etc., to the theme and colors that you have picked out. Picking design layouts becomes much easier if you have an interior designer, especially if your prior experience is limited. A designer will generally charge you a percentage of the total cost of the project, but it can also be dependent on the area of the place and the amount of work that needs to be done.
If you have your dream salon now in place, enhance and accentuate it by creating the right ambiance by using candles, plants, decorative mirrors, etc. If you have the skills and the right client base, it is sure to be the talk of the town in absolutely no time.