While just a few short years ago you may have put money into updating your salon, the truth is in a busy environment fixtures and fittings can quickly become worn and look shabby. Decor and accessories can also become updated, but for the business savvy, spending lots of money on revamping your salon regularly isn’t an option. It’s important to keep things fresh and standout from the competition, so here’s how to update your salon on a budget…
Your reception area needs to be beautifully presented and provide a comfortable and calming environment for your clients. As this is the first place they will go to when coming into your salon, and also the last place before they leave, you want to ensure that you create both a good first impression and a positive lasting impression. If you have already invested in a stylish reception desk but it is in need of a revamp, try painting it to add a unique twist. Choose colours that suit your theme, white, pale pastel shades or muted tones work well at the reception desk.
Top your reception desk with beautiful accessories, and some practical accessories too. Try a glass, gold or copper sweet dish that is filled with complimentary mints, a simple glass pen pot with branded pens should your client need to use one, and a vase with fresh or artificial flowers.
2. Salon front
The front of your salon is your first chance to make a great first impression. Keep things interesting by changing it a few times a year to reflect the season. Focus on design first, but don’t forget to promote your products and treatments too. Invest in simple interchangeable pieces that you can use through out the year to avoid spending too much on items you can only use once.
3. Update with simple accessories
Depending on the style of your salon, for most the less is more approach is best. To create a luxe and opulent feel your salon doesn’t need to be filled to the brim with trinkets and accessories, just a few simple pieces can add a really expensive feel. Plants and flowers go a long way towards adding a tranquil feel and can be fairly low cost. Go for faux plants for a low maintenance option and choose colours that fit in with your theme.
A few pictures on the walls and mirrors can help to open up the space and add interest, making it seem lighter and bigger than it actually is. Gold frames add a luxe feel and large mirrors allow clients to see the results of their treatment.
4. Update therapists looks
Finally, a great way to increase the professional feel of your salon is to choose professional salonwear uniforms. Opting to have staff dress in the same colour can add a constant feel, making everyone look more professional. At Diamond Designs we provide stylish beauty uniforms, including beauty tunics, dresses, jumpsuits and trousers.