April 29, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

Buy-Rite Beauty understands the needs of stylists throughout a busy salon day. Being efficient as a stylist is the top priority because it allows you to see more clients throughout the day. We offer a diverse collection of salon utility carts and trolleys that are designed to keep products organized and travel with the stylist. A utility cart or trolly is typically a small, lightweight shelf on wheels and can come with storage drawers and appliance holders. These differ from portable styling stations because they are usually much more compact with a smaller counterspace. Additionally, they are different from color trays because they offer more storage and versatility. We evaluated the entire collection based on crucial grading criteria to present the best utility carts and trolleys.


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 unique stylist needs, 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 salon owners.


■ Storage: We evaluated the storage capabilities—how much can the salon utility cart or trolley 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 to align with your desired look.
■ Affordability: We considered overall affordability – what is the investment required?
■ Assembly: We examined how easy the salon utility cart or trolley was to assemble.


Why Stylists Love It: The Aluma Deluxe Styling Trolley is the perfect companion for stylists who work with hot tools. It has a convenient stainless steel workspace and a slide-out appliance holder. It also has ample storage with removable trays that are easy to clean. This trolley is equipped with durable casters that are easy to move around any space.

Considerations: This trolley prioritizes easy drawer access with its exposed design, departing from traditional concealed drawers. If you prefer concealed storage, consider the Electra Metallic Styling Trolley.

Shopper’s Tip: This trolley is ideal for stylists who need quick access to supplies and tools, along with its convenient concealed appliance holders that can be easily accessed when needed and concealed when not in use. It strikes the perfect balance between a stylist workstation and efficient supplies storage.


Why Stylists Love It: The Electra Metallic Styling Trolley has a bold design with ample storage capabilities. It is made of metal making it very durable and great for hot tools. It features three storage drawers that provide ample space to store products and tools for quick access. It is on four durable casters making it very convenient to move through any salon.

Considerations: Though this trolley provides ample storage, its concealed drawers may hinder those looking for quick access to supplies compared to alternative trolleys with open drawer designs like the Opal Styling Station.

Shopper’s Tip: This trolley is ideal for those seeking a striking aesthetic coupled with generous storage capacity. Its luxurious gold metallic finish adds opulence to any space, while the concealed storage offers ample room for all your stylist’s needs. If gold isn’t your style, this until also comes in a silver metallic finish.


Why Stylists Love It: The Pibbs D29 Wood Top Utility Cart is a lightweight styling station on wheels. It has a versatile design and features such as a large wood workspace and storage drawers that allow it to be either a styling station or a storage cart. It has three convenient appliance holders on the top work surface for hot tools. Additionally, it is on casters making it very easy to maneuver.

Considerations: This cart is crafted as a lightweight trolley, prioritizing easy maneuverability for stylists. If you’re in need of a heavier-duty storage cabinet, explore our collection of rolling styling stations.

Shopper’s Tip: This utility cart is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a lightweight, compact styling station with accessible counter space. Designed for easy mobility, it effortlessly accommodates various supplies and tools, ensuring convenient storage.


Why Stylists Love It: The Opal Portable Styling Station has a versatile design that allows it to be used as either a portable styling station or a storage utility cart. It features a locking door to store items overnight with no worry. It is made of durable wood and has four storage trays and chrome appliance holders for hot tools.

Considerations: The styling station is exclusively available in a sleek all-black design, which might restrict its adaptability to various salon aesthetics.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for stylists on the move who prioritize safeguarding their supplies and tools, this station is equipped with a pull-down garage locking door, ensuring security even when away from their main station.


Why Stylists Love It: The 3010 Roller Cart is designed specifically for colorists with a unique workspace on the top that features a color bowl. This cart comes in at a very affordable price with tons of storage and functionality. It has six appliance holders for quick access. The drawers are removable to allow for easy cleaning and easy access.

Considerations: This lightweight salon roller cart is tailored for coloring service, featuring a built-in countertop color bowl for added convenience. For more carts & trolleys, explore our range for more styles & design options that may better suit your requirements.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for both experienced colorists and beginners, this cart boasts an affordable price point and versatility. It’s particularly favored among cosmetology schools for its adaptability.


Why Stylists Love It: The Helix Stainless Steel Tray is a traveling workspace with style. It features two fully collapsible stainless steel trays that can be used with hot tools. It is lightweight and easy to roll through the space. It has a very small footprint and can be stored easily with the trays down.

Considerations: This salon tray is crafted as a mobile workspace for stylists rather than a storage solution. If you seek a combination of both functionality and storage, explore options like the Electra Metallic Styling Trolley, which provides concealed storage along with ample additional counter space.

Shopper’s Tip: This is perfect for salons that are looking for a traveling work surface. It’s great for those who use many tools or products and always need them nearby. Don’t forget, this stainless steel tray also comes in an opulent gold finish!


Why Stylists Love It: The Pibbs D25 Metal Roller Cart is a sturdy cart that features five completely removable storage drawers for color or products. The top of this cart is metal which is perfect for hot tools and has a metal frame which makes it very durable yet lightweight. It moves easily through due to its size for easy access.

Considerations: Designed solely for lightweight supply storage and quick access, this cart does not include built-in appliance holders. For a similar trolley featuring built-in appliance holders, explore the Pibbs D29 Wood Top Salon Trolley.

Shopper’s Tip: This salon cart is ideal for individuals in search of a lightweight, effortlessly maneuverable option. Its standout feature lies in the large, completely removable storage bins that are exceptionally easy to clean, offering convenience and practicality.


In summary, selecting the right salon cart or trolley is a significant decision that affects client comfort and salon efficiency. When choosing one, consider factors like durability, size, price, and design. Investing in high-quality carts or trolleys that match the salon’s needs can improve the client experience and create a more ergonomic and efficient work environment for staff.

If you are looking for additional salon accessories, be sure to browse our appliance holders, salon mats, and towel warmers.

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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