April 9, 2024 | Posted by Meghan Smith

Buy-Rite Beauty carries a large selection of professional-grade salon shampoo pedestals to make any shampoo area a relaxing oasis. A shampoo pedestal is a shampoo bowl that sits on top of a platform or cabinet with a tilting bowl. The main difference between shampoo pedestals and shampoo bowls is that pedestals don’t have to be mounted to the wall and they can often have integrated storage cabinets. These have become increasingly popular in the beauty industry, so we wanted to break our top picks down into the most important criteria to help choose the best fit for any space.


Buy-Rite Beauty is established as a prominent authority figure in the salon beauty industry through our unwavering 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. We stay abreast of industry trends and strive to provide the finest selection available, including shampoo equipment from renowned brands like our own label Buy-Rite Beauty, Pibbs Industries, and Collins Manufacturing.


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


Why Stylists Love It: The Bali Pedestal Shampoo Unit offers a modern look while still having a traditional shampoo bowl. It comes in 20 colors with any two-tone color combination. The shampoo bowl is made of porcelain making it very durable for heavy use in any salon or barbershop. Its unique look helps it fit seamlessly with almost any shampoo chair.

Considerations: This shampoo pedestal commands a higher price point as it is handcrafted in the USA by cabinetry makers specializing specifically in salon equipment, ensuring exceptional quality standards.

Shopper’s Tip: This is perfect for those looking for a modern shampoo pedestal with vast design flexibility with over 1,600 color combinations to fit any specific aesthetic. Check out our Modern and Contemporary Collection to complete this look or pair it with the Double Bali Pedestal Shampoo Unit.


Why Stylists Love It: The Paris Pedestal Shampoo Unit is one of our most popular designs because of the elegant rounded base. The base cabinet is made of stainless steel and the shampoo bowl is porcelain so durability is at the forefront of this shampoo pedestal. It also emphasizes client comfort with a silicone neck rest and tilting shampoo bowl.

Considerations: The design flexibility of this pedestal is limited as it is only available in a single base color and style.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for salons aiming for a modern or industrial aesthetic, this option prioritizes both durability and client comfort. Its tilting shampoo bowl enhances usability while ensuring resilience against wear and tear over time.


Why Stylists Love It: The Collins E1109-32 Aspen Backwash w/ Metal Legs & Tilting Shampoo Bowl is a stylish addition to any shampoo area because of its modern design. It has a larger rectangular base to allow for countertop workspace while champooing. It also has a large storage cabinet in the base to keep the space tidy. It comes in many different color options and combinations to fit into any aesthetic.

Considerations: This pedestal has a higher price point due to its cutting-edge construction and durability with inclusive storage made by the reputable salon equipment brand of Collins Manufacturing.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for those seeking a distinctive and contemporary shampoo pedestal featuring spacious rear-access storage cabinets. This unit is favored by establishments emphasizing cleanliness due to its elevated, off-the-ground base, facilitating easy cleaning underneath. This popular pedestal is easy to pair with any one of our shampoo chairs to complete the perfect shampoo station.


Why Stylists Love It: The Bali Double Pedestal Shampoo Unit is an efficient and durable option for busy salons or barbershops. It has an elegant design with many options for color customization while still being a workhorse. It has ample storage in the base to keep all products and tools out of sight. This pedestal is unique because you can service two clients at once.

Considerations: Despite its efficiency and modern design, the double pedestal backwash may occupy more space compared to traditional shampoo bowls, making it less suitable for smaller salon environments.

Shopper’s Tip: With its dual shampoo bowl configuration, this unit offers excellent value ideal for those seeking to consolidate servicing and storage into a single unit.


Why Stylists Love It: The Marble Products #300 Cultured Marble Pedestal Bowl is a classic and elegant addition to any salon. It is made of cultured marble for added durability and beauty. This shampoo pedestal comes in many different color options for design flexibility.

Considerations: This shampoo pedestal is tailored for spaces with a classic aesthetic, commonly found in traditional barbershops. Its design, geared towards a very specific look and feel, lends it less versatility compared to other models.

Shopper’s Tip: Crafted by the renowned shampoo bowl brand Marble Products, this unit boasts an array of over 12 different colors, providing vast design flexibility to complement any salon’s aesthetic.


Why Stylists Love It: The Collins E1106-32 Shampoo Pedestal w/ Tilting Shampoo Bowl & Bottle Well Storage Cabinet is the best of the best in a shampoo pedestal. It comes with ample storage and a bottle well on top for maximum organization. It has a modern look with multiple color options to choose from. The shampoo bowl is made of porcelain to withstand the test of time and heavy use.

Considerations: With it’s integrated bottle wells, this unit is designed with convenient access to shampoo and products in mind. However, if your salon already has alternative arrangements such as utility carts or additional cabinets to fulfill this purpose, this particular setup may not be the most suitable choice for your shampoo area.

Shopper’s Tip: Ideal for salons aiming to optimize space utilization, this unit features built-in shampoo and conditioner holders, along with generous rear-access overflow storage. For more storage configurations and options, shop our entire collection of shampoo cabinetry to find your shop’s perfect fit.


Choosing shampoo pedestals is a key decision for salon owners. Prioritizing practicality and design compatibility is crucial. Thoughtful consideration and research can ensure that the selected pedestals meet functional requirements and enhance the overall salon space. The right pedestals contribute to efficient operations and create a positive atmosphere for clients and professionals alike.

Looking for a different configuration for your shampoo area? Be sure to check out our shampoo backwash units, shampoo bowls, shampoo cabinetry, color bars, and shampoo chairs.

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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