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BEST OF: FREESTANDING STATIONS IN 2024

January 10, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

At Buy-Rite Beauty, we take pride in offering over 60 Different Freestanding Stations, each uniquely designed and imbued with exceptional value. Our expert team has rigorously evaluated these freestanding stations based on five key grading criteria, ensuring that only the finest combinations across these metrics secure a coveted spot on our list.

WHO ARE WE?

As a prominent figure in the salon furniture industry for over 87 years, Buy-Rite Beauty stands out as a leading authority, possessing an in-depth understanding of freestanding stations, and the important factors to consider when choosing one for your salon. Representing all major brands in the field, we assure you of a diverse selection that perfectly caters to the evolving requirements of contemporary hairstylists and barbers.

GRADING CRITERIA

■ Storage: We evaluated the storage capabilities—how much can it hold and organize?
Durability: We examined its resilience and longevity against use over time. What’s the warranty coverage period?
■ Aesthetic: We explored customization options, including colors and fixtures, to align with your desired look.
■ Assembly: We examined installation and assembly upon arrival.
■ Affordability: We considered overall affordability – what is the investment required?


FREESTANDING STATION #1

Why Stylists Love It: The Elite Styling Station is a standout choice known for its unbeatable combination of abundant storage, captivating LED light allure, and unmatched design flexibility. Crafted with durability in mind and proudly made in the U.S.A., it has become the top preference for professionals seeking lasting quality and style in their salon setup.

Considerations: Budget-conscious individuals may want to take note that this station comes with a higher price tag, attributed to its use of top-notch materials. If you’re currently managing a tight budget, it’s worth considering whether this option aligns with your financial preferences. Check out our Maxim Styling Station for a budget-friendly version of this freestanding station.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for stylists seeking the ultimate all-in-one station, boasting generous storage and a touch of allure with the captivating LED mirror. For those shoppers looking to maximize space efficiency, this station can also come in a double-sided configuration.


FREESTANDING STATION #2

Why Stylists Love It: The Bali Tall stands out for its budget-friendly appeal, enabling salon owners to achieve a stylish ambiance without exceeding their budget. Its affordability is complemented by a diverse range of color options, facilitating easy customization to align with specific aesthetic preferences. Adding to its appeal is the station’s versatility, offering salon owners the flexibility to pair it seamlessly with any mirror, enhancing the overall customization and design possibilities.

Considerations: If your requirements include extensive storage space for tools and products, the Bali Tall might not be the optimal choice, as its storage capacity may be more limited compared to some of our other station offerings.

Shopper’s Tip: This station is best for those stylists who are looking for a smaller footprint, space-saving station with versatility in design.


FREESTANDING STATION #3

Why Stylists Love It: The Bali Tower with Retail is a favorite choice for those who prioritize product display at their workstations. Boasting four tall shelves for retail items and ample storage below for essential tools, it seamlessly combines functionality with a sleek design. Crafted from high-quality materials, salon stylists love its durability, ensuring it withstands the demands of daily salon activities.

Considerations: The price of this freestanding station is slightly elevated due to premium materials and the inclusion of the retail tower. While it offers excellent value for what you receive, it’s important to note that it may not be the most budget-friendly option for those with limited financial flexibility.

Shopper’s Tip: This freestanding station is ideal for stylists focused on boosting retail sales while seeking a functional, space-saving station. For more ways to boost retail sales check out our retail displays.


FREESTANDING STATION #4

Why Stylists Love It: The Zada Formula Salon Station excels in both design and functionality, featuring high-quality materials for durability. With a sleek, modern design, customizable options, and built-in LED lights on the mirror, it’s the epitome of style and practicality.

Considerations: The superior quality of this freestanding station contributes to a higher price point compared to others. While you’re investing in top-notch quality, it’s essential to note that this might not be the most budget-friendly option for those with financial constraints.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for stylists seeking maximum design flexibility, quality, and long-lasting performance, this freestanding station stands out as a top-tier, high-end option.


FREESTANDING STATION #5

Why Stylists Love It: The Allegro Styling Station is the perfect blend of affordability and function. This station delivers ample storage, vertical mirrors, and stylist tool support, making it a standout choice for budget-conscious shoppers. With options for single or double-sided configurations, it seamlessly caters to the unique needs of any salon, combining affordability with essential features.

Considerations: While the Allegro excels in affordability and function, it comes with a limitation in design options. Presently, it is exclusively available in black, which may pose a challenge for those aiming to align with diverse salon aesthetics.

Shopper’s Tip: This station is best for those stylists looking for one of the best values in the industry – the perfect blend of affordability, storage, and appeal.


FREESTANDING STATION #6

Why Stylists Love It: The Econo Styling Station is loved for its generous counter space, handy storage cubby, and affordability, the Econo Styling Station with Storage is a stylist’s favorite choice for practicality and budget-friendly functionality.

Considerations: This station offers limited storage, featuring one cabinet and one drawer. If your salon requires extensive space for tools and products, you may want to explore stations with more comprehensive storage options.

Shopper’s Tip: This station is best for those stylists looking for a standard, functional station who love ample counter space for working flexibility and support.


CONCLUSION

When shopping for freestanding stations, It’s important to evaluate your choices using these key shopping criteria: storage capacity, aesthetic, durability, assembly, and affordability. All of these factors play a huge role in the efficiency of your salon. Take into account what it takes to run your salon on a day-to-day basis before purchasing a freestanding station and determine what is most important for your business. This list showcases each of these elements to help you decide what is right for you and your salon.

Looking for a different station style and configuration? Be sure to browse through our double-sided stations, wall-mounted stations, portable stations, and wet station collections.

Still unsure of exactly what you need? Schedule a free planning call with our design team now!

Jason Eichholz – Vice President

Jason has been an integral part of Buy-Rite since 2014 when he joined the family business. His passion lies in helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. By working so closely with family, he instills family values in all of his work. He loves to share his expertise while maintaining honesty and dedication to the Buy-Rite brand. He leads the way for our customer service team to make sure each customer feels confident from the purchase to the delivery. Jason’s industry knowledge has propelled thousands of salon owners to open and maintain the salon of their dreams.

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