Making your salon beautiful isn’t easy, especially if you feel clueless when it comes to interior design. You want to make the most out of the space that you have and make sure that you are considering the needs of yourself, your other staff members, and your clients by making it a relaxing and comfortable space.
Here are some top tips to get you started with creating your ideal luxury salon interior.
Remember first impressions: First impressions are key! This can be returning clients or new clients, but you always want to make sure that your space looks clean and presentable as soon as they walk inside. You need a stylish and clear reception desk (no clutter or paper!) as a clear place to approach and a little waiting area nearby for your clients to relax before their treatments.
Think of your audience: It’s always useful to think about your target audience. What kind of clients do you want to attract? What area is your salon in? For example, if you’re located in a city with a huge student clientele, you might want to make your salon modern and vibrant. Whilst if you have an older age range clientele, you might want to make the salon more muted and calm. Remember your space is as much about your clients as it is about you, they will hopefully be spending a lot of time in your salon, so make it appeal to them so that they repeat their custom.
Plan window space wisely: Having a large window is great to bring lots of light into your salon and it’s also good for passersby to get a taste of what kind of treatments you offer, as well as having a peek inside at your beautiful salon but it might not be a good look if certain treatments are happening directly next to the window. If you’re limited on space, put the less intimate treatments such as nails and eyelash services next to the window. Some salons get some privacy film fitted to their windows so that clients don’t feel like they are in a fishbowl whilst getting their treatments done.
Make sure it’s practical: Although it’s important that your salon looks Instagram-worthy, you also need to make sure that it’s still workable and practical for yourself and your staff members. Refrain from going too overboard by adding too many decorations or hand wash stations etc. Make sure that everyone has room to move around without knocking each other or getting in each other’s way. Another important thing to remember is that your lighting is suitable for treatments and you can see what you’re doing. (Believe it or not, a few people forget this one!)
Don’t know where to start?: If you’re really struggling with where to start, we’d recommend creating a mood board. Use Pinterest to find existing inspirations and colours and pop them together to gather a more rounded picture of what you want your salon to look like.