Practical Tips for your Hair Salon (2)Previous Page
Green is neutral! Bold daring walls of a vibrant luminescent green trimmed with a pulsating rich blue will stop anyone in their tracks whoever walks through your door. Instead of the usual grey or black chairs, why not purple, or a hypnotic bronze? There you have your three colors of green, blue and purple/bronze, or if you aren’t into purple; think about a pretty yellow. Yellow is a happy color and considered very optimistic and bright. Yellow is mentally, very up. When you decorate your walls with yellow, try not to go canary though, go mediterranean yellow, something between mustard and gold or a pale light sheen. I walked into one hair salon who enriched the color pink and everything was divinely pink, I must say, it was totally captivating, to say the least. I’m not too sure how many men walked in, but you can be sure if the gents liked the haircut they were getting; the walls didn’t really matter to them.
When it comes to color, you don’t have to go with the flow; you can follow your heart’s desire to a limit. When I say limit, I’m talking about how artists can sometimes go crazy when it comes to color and a conservative person will walk through your salon door and see your red and turquoise walls trimmed in purple and turn right around and go out the door as quick as they came in because they fear what this crazy person might do with their hair. Therefore, when it comes to color, go for the gusto; but skim off the foam. You can always go crazy at home, but not at your salon.
First impressions mean everything in the beauty business. You can have a pretty reception desk with a pretty receptionist but unless there is a vibrant, kind and patient personality behind the desk it won’t say a whole lot for your hairdressing business. If she has a dry personality, your hair salon will appear dry, cool and uncaring. However, if you have someone who has an outgoing, considerate and tenderhearted personality; this will give the right tone to your salon.
If she doesn’t know much about the business, but has the type of personality mentioned, you can always teach her the ropes. Avoid the too chatty or gossipy nature, because this will give your business an atmosphere of too much informality and mistrust. The ideal understanding right from the beginning is to state with a legal contract that there will be no gossiping about their employer, employees or clients at any given time and if found in such a manner will be dismissed immediately.
Your hair salon can be of a higher standard. There are professional tests that you can order and use to give to your potential employees that will give you a great deal of insight to who they are and their priorities in their life. Having a people person is not discrimination of age, but of someone who has a sunny smile on the front desk and is an utmost importance because they are representing who you are and your salon. They are the first people they hear on the telephone and the first person they see when they walk into your business and you will want it to be the best.
Although, towels may seem like a small thing, when they are needed they become a very large thing. Towels are a big thing when you are considering opening up a hair salon. For example, if you buy your own towels; once again color takes precedence because white towels show the stain of tints very easily and are hard to get out, however when you buy colored towels such as blue or dark green the stains won’t be as noticeable when you wash them and they seem to last longer.
Not only that, a factor to be raised about the draping your client on a tint stained white towel can become a major topic of conversation that you really should avoid in the first place. If you don’t, you will find yourself giving all kinds of explanations of “this towel is really clean, but only looks dirty.” How professional does that really sound, and what does that say about your salon? If you decide to opt for towels, give the location of your washer and dryer good consideration, preferably in the back and work the laundry time out with your employees.
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