May 21, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

Buy-Rite Beauty offers a comprehensive selection of salon color bars designed to help stylists, colorists, and barbers maintain organization in a bustling salon environment. A salon color bar is a specialized workstation or area within a salon dedicated to hair coloring services. It typically includes storage for various hair coloring products such as dyes, bleaches, and developers, as well as tools like brushes and bowls. A typical color bar will have compartments or shelves designed to keep these products organized and easily accessible for stylists. It may also include a countertop for mixing colors and a sink to rinse bowls and utensils. it is different from a shampoo cabinet because it has specific storage for color products. We evaluated the entire collection based on critical grading criteria to present the top-ranked picks for 2024.


With a rich history spanning 87 years, Buy-Rite Beauty has solidified its position as a leader in the salon furniture industry. Our expertise extends to salon color bars, where we offer comprehensive insights into crucial considerations for selecting the ideal option for your salon. As authorized representatives of major brands, we guarantee a diverse range that meets the evolving needs of modern hairstylists and barbers.


■ Color Storage: We evaluated the storage capabilities—how much can the color bar hold and organize?
Footprint: We examined the amount of space needed for each color bar.
■ Aesthetic: We explored customization options, including colors and customization, to align with your desired look.
■ Features: We examined what each color bar offers.
■ Affordability: We considered overall affordability – what is the investment required?


Why Stylists Love It: The 32″ Bali Professional Color Bar is the perfect blend of style and size for coloring essentials. It features 14 color storage cubbies that hold over 130 tubes of color, a stainless steel sink that will resist stains, and ample storage in the upper and lower cabinets. It is available in 20 color options with any two-tone color combinations.

Considerations: This color bar has a streamlined design with a sink for added efficiency. To keep the design streamlined, there is limited counter space. Ensure that you have a designated workspace in your salon apart from this color bar. If you are looking for this design in a larger configuration with more counter space, check out the 48″ Bali Professional Color Bar.

Shopper’s Tip: This sleekly designed unit is ideal for salons with limited space, easily fitting into tight areas. It’s especially suitable for salon suites where a full cabinet is too bulky, providing just what you need to maintain cleanliness and organization.


Why Stylists Love It: The 24″ Bali Professional Color Bar has all the great features of the 32″ configuration above but with a workspace instead of a sink. It has 12 color storage cubbies that hold over 100 tubes of color and ample storage in the upper and lower cabinets. It is available in 20 stunning colors with any two-tone color combination.

Considerations: Especially suitable for small spaces where a wide cabinet is too bulky, providing just what you need to maintain cleanliness and organization. However, it does not include an integrated sink, so make sure to plan for where you’ll mix colors accordingly.

Shopper’s Tip: This is the perfect color bar for those who don’t need an additional water source. It provides great storage & counter space with a small footprint to fit into small spaces. It is also great to use as overflow storage if needed.


Why Stylists Love It: The Dyerector Modrack Hair Color Organizer Rack is a fully customizable color tube organizer with extreme flexibility. It has a compact design that mounts to the wall with the ability to store over 100 color tubes. The shelves have an aluminum powder coating for added durability.

Considerations: This product is exclusively designed for color product storage and does not include a designated workspace for the actual mixing of colors. Therefore, this color organizer is best suited to complement an existing workspace or designated color mixing area.

Shopper’s Tip: The colorist’s best friend! With over 200 different configurations available through the Quickpost™️ design, salon owners can tailor the organizer to fit the specific needs of their salon, accommodating any brand or size of hair color products. Additionally, the innovative divider and shelving system, which allows movement from left to right and up and down, helps keep colors well-organized and easily accessible, streamlining the coloring process and reducing time spent searching for products.


Why Stylists Love It: The Collins E1138P-72 Color Dispensary w/ Sink & Metal Legs is a luxurious and spacious cabinet and color organizer in one. It features 16 color cubbies, upper and lower storage cabinets, a top-mounted stainless-steel sink with a pull-out faucet, and a storage drawer. It is available in a wide selection of colors to fit any design aesthetic. Additionally, it sits on four metal legs that make it easy to keep clean.

Considerations: With its larger footprint, consider the dimensions of the unit in relation to your salon space. Ensure that the 72″ width of this color bar fits comfortably without encroaching on other areas. For similar design with a thinner footprint, check out the Collins E1134P-48 Color Bar Dispensary.

Shopper’s Tip: This color bar is best suited for those shops looking for ample storage with easy maintenance. This unit offers extensive storage options with its upper and lower cabinets featuring adjustable shelves, 16 acrylic color cubbies, and a drawer, ensuring supplies are well-organized and easily accessible. Additionally, its design incorporates metal legs that elevate the cabinetry off the floor, simplifying the cleaning process underneath the unit and helping maintain a tidy salon environment.


Why Stylists Love It: The Colour Pro Color Center by Collins is the best of the best when it comes to color bars. It has the highest level of durability and design in the collection with a complete stainless steel countertop, sink, and backsplash. It features acrylic color organizers, four large drawers, three storage cabinets, and a gorgeous sink. It is made 100% in the USA with the best materials available. Customize the body color, work surface color, and toe kick color to customize this color bar completely.

Considerations: While stainless steel finish offers durability and easy cleaning, it may require regular maintenance to prevent smudges, fingerprints, and other marks that can affect its appearance.

Shopper’s Tip: This unit is perfect for those shops looking for a highly durable piece of furniture to support heavy color services. The stainless steel finish of the work surface and backsplash not only provides a sleek and professional appearance but also offers practical benefits. Stainless steel is highly durable, and resistant to stains, corrosion, and heat, making it an ideal material for salon environments where frequent color mixing and cleaning occur. Additionally, its smooth surface is easy to wipe clean, ensuring a hygienic workspace for color preparation and application.


When considering salon color bars, it’s crucial to assess them based on key criteria: storage capacity, aesthetic appeal, size, durability, and affordability. These factors significantly impact the efficiency of your salon. Before investing in a color bar, carefully consider the daily operations of your business and prioritize what matters most to your business. This comprehensive list outlines each element to guide you in making the right choice for your salon.

For additional shampoo area equipment, browse our collections of shampoo backwash units, shampoo bowls and chairs, and shampoo cabinetry.

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





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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