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BEST SHAMPOO BOWLS OF 2024

March 29, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

Buy-Rite Beauty offers an extensive collection of professional shampoo bowls to fit seamlessly into any shampoo area. Shampoo bowls are one of the most important aspects of a salon where shampoo services take place and client relaxation and comfort are key. These top-ranked shampoo bowls are configured to be mounted to a wall or cabinet and plumbed accordingly. Due to their wall-mount configuration, these shampoo bowls are meant to be used with stand-alone shampoo chairs and are excellent for accessibility challenges. Knowing what to look for in a shampoo bowl might seem daunting, so we broke it down into the five most important criteria to ensure that you are choosing the best shampoo bowl for your space. If you are looking for a different configuration or addition, check out our shampoo pedestals, shampoo backwash units, and shampoo chairs.

WHO ARE WE?

Buy-Rite Beauty is established as a prominent authority figure in the beauty industry through our commitment to providing top-notch salon and beauty equipment. With 87 years of experience, we have garnered a reputation for delivering high-quality products that meet the diverse needs of salon owners and beauty professionals. To ensure that we offer the best selection of shampoo bowls we have selected only the best shampoo bowls by hand selecting the best products from reputable manufacturers like Marble Products, Pibbs Industries, and Collins to adapt to the changing trends of the beauty industry.

GRADING CRITERIA

■ Comfort: We evaluated the client and stylist experience—how does the shampoo bowl enhance the overall comfort for both parties?
Durability: We examined its resilience and longevity against use over time. Will this shampoo bowl hold up against wear and tear?
■ Aesthetic: We explored shape, style, and color options to align with your desired look.
■ Ease of Use: We evaluated how easy the shampoo bowl is to access for both the stylist and the client.
■ Affordability: We considered overall affordability – what is the investment required?


SHAMPOO BOWL #1

Why Stylists Love It: The 31505 Shampoo Bowl is our most versatile option for shampoo bowls. Its all-black look allows it to fit seamlessly into any salon or barbershop. It has a deep bowl with a hair trap to make cleanup much more efficient. This shampoo bowl is acrylic coated making it durable to withstand heavy use.

Considerations: This bowl is available in a single color and style, restricting its design flexibility and customization options.

Shopper’s Tip: This shampoo bowl is ideal for individuals seeking a standard, square-shaped, wall-mounted option that offers a perfect balance of durability, affordability, and quality.


SHAMPOO BOWL #2

Why Stylists Love It: The 5300 Porcelain Shampoo Bowl is durable and built to last years versus plastic bowls. The porcelain won’t stain or fade which will keep it looking fresh no matter how messy it gets. This bowl has a sleek look with the black porcelain which makes it versatile.

Considerations: This shampoo bowl is offered in one color and style, constraining its versatility for varied design preferences and aesthetic needs. Additionally, this bowl is meant to be wall-mounted and can not be used on a shampoo pedestal.

Shopper’s Tip: This shampoo bowl is an excellent choice for those requiring an affordable option for frequent hair coloring. Crafted from premium porcelain and bearing the trusted Pibbs brand reputation, this wall-mounted shampoo bowl promises resistance to stains and fading while guaranteeing reliability and effortless integration into any salon space.


SHAMPOO BOWL #3

Why Stylists Love It: The CB81 Porcelain Shampoo Bowl has a unique heart-shaped design for client comfort and a boost in aesthetics. It is made of porcelain which allows it to resist stains from color or harsh products, and it will hold up through heavy use. It comes in either black or white which allows for more design flexibility.

Considerations: Slightly higher price point due to its circular, heart-shaped form.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for those seeking a unique, distinctive heart-shaped design to enhance the look & feel of the shampoo area. Further, this bowl also caters to clients with voluminous hair due to its generously sized bowl space.


SHAMPOO BOWL #4

Why Stylists Love It: The Pibbs 5310 Shampoo Bowl is one of the best values in the industry because it is durable without breaking the bank. It is made of plastic but coated with an acrylic exterior to ensure that it lasts. This coating will prevent most stains to keep the bowl looking fresh. It has a unique heart-shaped design to allow the client and the stylist to be more comfortable.

Considerations: Despite its durable construction and affordable price point, some shops may prefer a shampoo bowl made from other materials such as porcelain, like the Collins CB81 Porcelain Shampoo Bowl for a more traditional aesthetic or perceived longevity.

Shopper’s Tip: Made from plastic and coated with an acrylic exterior, this bowl offers exceptional durability at a very affordable price point, making it an excellent value option for salon owners seeking long-lasting equipment without breaking the bank.


SHAMPOO BOWL #5

Why Stylists Love It: The Marble Products #30 Fiberglass Shampoo Bowl emphasizes stylist comfort because it offers an extra-wide shampooing area and a large 10-inch bowl. The fiberglass makes it very durable and lightweight. It comes in many additional color options making it one of the only shampoo bowls to have design flexibility.

Considerations: Despite its durability and lightweight fiberglass mold, some users may find that fiberglass lacks the premium feel or perceived longevity compared to materials like porcelain or ceramic.

Shopper’s Tip: This shampoo bowl offers exceptional uniqueness within the industry, being manufactured by Marble Products it offers a diverse range of colors to choose from, it ensures seamless integration into your salon’s aesthetic.


CONCLUSION

Choosing the right shampoo bowl is a crucial decision for salon owners. Functionality, durability, and design are key factors to consider. The selection process demands careful research and consideration to align with the specific needs of the salon and its aesthetic. Ultimately, a well-chosen shampoo bowl enhances the efficiency of salon operations and contributes to a positive client experience.

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

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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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