2. Home Salon
Is it one of your dreams to work in the comfort of your own home?
And do you want to minimize your salon start-up costs?
If you answered yes to either one of these questions, then opening your salon at home could be your best way forward.
The most important thing is to measure your space, no matter how big or small the areas is, when you know how much space you have, it is much easier to choose the best salon equipment that will fit into your tiny space.
You will need to have a salon chair, a professional shampoo area (not in your bathroom leaning the client’s head over the sink or bathtub). No one wants to leave with a neck ache! Just because you are working from the comforts of your home does not mean that you’re not professional.
You’ll also need a portable hooded hair dryer, a portable styling station, and a salon roller cart/trolley. Some equipment comes with wheels, so when the equipment is not in use you can just roll it out of the way.
Once you’ve chosen the equipment for your home salon, you will need to decorate your home salon space.
When working with a small area stay with a cohesive scheme, paint your walls in a light, fresh color, and add a dramatic mirror. Not only do you need it for work, but it also will reflect light and open the space up to appear larger than it is.
If you don’t have good natural light, then consider adding lighting fixtures.
3. Mobile Salon
The Mobile Salon has been around a while, however with clients becoming more and busier, not having the time to go to a brick and mortar and being used to ordering everything online to be delivered-from food to clothing-then why not consider a Mobile Salon.
You can buy an RV, Trailer, or a Bus and with some creative design turn it into a full-service salon.
Since the floor plan is already laid out into zones, it is easy to come up with a design that flows with space. You can have all of your equipment and tools on sight, keeping in mind that everything needs to be attached and locked down so that when you drive, there are no mishaps or damaged equipment.
A minimalistic approach to design will open up space and allow for easy movement throughout the long narrow aisle. You can still inject your own individual style into it by adding pops of color, a trendy wallpaper covering, and a majestic chandelier.