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BEST OF: STYLING CHAIRS IN 2024

January 26, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

Styling chairs are the centerpiece of any salon or barbershop because that is where all the magic happens. At Buy-Rite Beauty we offer only the best styling chairs to choose from because we know how important it is to the success of your business. The standard salon styling chair sits on a sturdy base with a hydraulic pump that allows it to move up and down. This is where the cutting and styling take place in the salon. It is important to know how to identify what you need out of a styling chair because there are so many options and variants which is why we took the top five most important criteria to present the best of the best.

WHO ARE WE?

Buy-Rite Beauty is a standout authority in the beauty industry, renowned for our unwavering commitment to delivering top-quality salon and beauty equipment. With 87 years of experience, partnerships with major brands, and a keen understanding of industry trends, we offer a comprehensive solution for salon owners and beauty professionals. Our innovative and stylish designs make us trailblazers in the beauty space, providing a trusted source for excellence in the industry.

GRADING CRITERIA

■ Comfort: We evaluated the client and stylist experience—how does it enhance the overall comfort for both parties?
Durability: We examined its resilience and longevity against use over time. Will it hold up against wear and tear?
■ Aesthetic: We explored customization options, including colors and base options, to align with your desired look.
■ Cleanliness: We evaluated how easy the chair is to keep clean. How simple is the cleanup process?
■ Affordability: We considered overall affordability – what is the investment required?


STYLING CHAIR #1

Why Stylists Love It: The Cleo Salon Styling Chair stands out by featuring luxurious black vinyl and black stitching throughout to complete the “all black” look and feel. It’s seamless and crevasse-free seat cushions It is very stylist-friendly, allowing for easy clean-up between clients. The Cleo Salon Styling Chair is also available with multiple colored bases and footrest options to perfectly match any aesthetic.

Considerations: This chair comes in black only for the cushion area making it a bit limited in design options. If you are looking for a dressier version of this chair, check out our Luna Gold and Luna styling chair options.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is ideal for salons that need a chair that is easy to clean and durable for wear and tear for busy salons.


STYLING CHAIR #2

Why Stylists Love It: The Onyx Salon Styling Chair is most popularly known for its client-friendly inverted backrests married with its durable all-black powder-coated base. The all-black base hides blemishes and dust very well to keep your shop looking clean throughout the busy day. The hydraulic pump extends extra high for stylist comfort and the open back design makes it easy to clean.

Considerations: This chair comes in black only which can limit design flexibility. Check out our Camelo Styling Chair for an additional color option for this styling chair.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for those who want to prioritize client comfort for long styling or color sessions.


STYLING CHAIR #3

Why Stylists Love It: The Icon Salon Styling Chair is beautifully designed with a modern touch. It stands out with its gorgeous quilted embroidery on the outside of the arms and back. The backrest sits up two inches from the seat making it easy to clean and maintain. The Icon Salon Styling Chair also comes with multiple base and footrest options to fit in seamlessly with your aesthetic vision.

Considerations: The one drawback of this chair is that it comes in black, gray, or camel only. If you are looking for something with more design flexibility with a similar look and feel, check out the Pibbs 2106 Matera Styling Chair.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for beauty professionals who love modern design but don’t want to break the bank. Check out our Modern & Contemporary Collection to find the perfect pieces to go with this styling chair.


STYLING CHAIR #4

Why Stylists Love It: The Luna Gold Styling Chair stands out as a stylish choice because of its intricate stitch pattern, brushed gold armrests, and matching hydraulic base, this chair stands out as a stylish choice. Stylist-friendly features, such as seamless seat cushions for easy clean-up, enhance its practicality. Complete with a heavy-duty hydraulic base available in various shapes and colors, along with a matching footrest, the Luna Gold Styling Chair will fit into your salon aesthetic perfectly.

Considerations: This chair has a higher price point due to its cold accent design. For a similar look check out the Cleo Styling Chair for the same chair without the gold accents.

Shopper’s Tip: If you are looking for a durable chair that doubles as a statement piece, this is our top pick. For a cohesive and classy mid-century modern style, pair it with the Luna Gold Backwash Unit, Luna Gold Dryer Chair, and the Venus Gold All Purpose Chair in your salon!


STYLING CHAIR #5

Why Stylists Love It: The Atlas Styling Chair is the pinnacle of comfort with its open-side design and extra wide seat. It is made with high-quality materials to be able to withstand heavy use over time. It is one of our easiest chairs to keep clean due to its open design. The industrial design of this chair pairs with the matte black finish for a unique look for both salons and barbershops.

Considerations: The aesthetic of this chair is less versatile than some of our other options due to its industrial design and single-color option.

Shopper’s Tip: This is the perfect styling chair for industrial-styled spaces that want to emphasize client comfort.


STYLING CHAIR #6

Why Stylists Love It: The Pibbs 3406 Cosmo Styling Chair with Piping is one of our most uniquely designed chairs. The piping along the edges adds an extra element that sets it apart. Choose from over 40 vinyl colors and mix and match the piping color to create the perfect aesthetic for your salon.

Considerations: This chair has a higher price point due to its customizability and American-made handcraftsmanship. If you are working with a tight budget, check out the Cosmo Styling Chair without piping.

Shopper’s Tip: If you are looking for a chair that will allow you full design control, this is the right choice with endless color, base, and footrest options.


STYLING CHAIR #7

Why Stylists Love It: The Rosa Styling Chair is modern in design with a focus on stylist efficiency. This chair is sleek with an “all-black” look and tight design. The backrest on this chair is shorter than most other options which makes cutting long hair much more efficient for stylists. The clean lines of this chair make it versatile enough to fit perfectly into any space or renovation.

Considerations: This chair design is more simple and more square than the trending rounded design.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for the stylist looking for a modern, clean aesthetic that is easy to keep clean.


STYLING CHAIR #8

Why Stylists Love It: The Keaton Salon Styling Chair is focused on client comfort while maintaining a unique design. This chair was inspired by the Eames Lounge Chair which is one of the most famous mid-century modern pieces ever created. It has a retro feel but is made from modern high-quality materials that will last. It is perfect for either a salon or a barbershop.

Considerations: This chair has a very specific design and feel that limits its versatility.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for retro aesthetic lovers. Check out our Retro Collection to complete this look.


STYLING CHAIR #9

Why Stylists Love It: The Pibbs 3106 Luca Styling Chair has a classic look that transcends time. The open design and rounded details elevate this simple look. It features a cushioned extra-wide seat, a heavy-duty hydraulic pump for easy adjustment of clients, two durable footrest options, and rounded upholstered metal armrests combining comfort and classic style. This styling chair does it all without being bulky or large.

Considerations: This chair has a more classic look which might not fit into a modern or trendy aesthetic.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for those looking for a clean and simple design but with a focus on functionality.


STYLING CHAIR #10

Why Stylists Love It: The Collins 7100 Ashton Styling Chair has plush cushioning, padded armrests, and a classic button-tuft look on the back cushion. This chair is available in over 100 vinyl colors, as well as multiple footrests and hydraulic base options. It also has a 7.5-year warranty to ensure that your salon stays operational no matter what happens.

Considerations: Due to extensive warranty coverage, this chair is on the higher end of the pricing spectrum.

Shopper’s Tip: This chair is perfect for those who want to have the ultimate protection and longevity.


CONCLUSION

The process of shopping for styling chairs is more than a practical necessity; it’s an investment in the core identity of your salon. The right styling chairs not only offer comfort and functionality but also contribute to the overall aesthetic and client experience. At Buy-Rite Beauty, we take pride in providing a diverse range of chairs that blend style with substance, catering to the unique needs of salon owners and stylists. As you conclude your search for the perfect styling chairs, consider the impact these essential pieces will have on your salon’s atmosphere and daily operations.

Looking for a different station style and configuration? Be sure to browse through our all-purpose chairs, barber chairs, shampoo chairs, and dryer chairs.

Uncertain about your specific needs? Schedule a complimentary planning call with our design team today!

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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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