Buy-Rite’s Essential Hair Salon Equipment List

August 19, 2021 | Posted by Buy-Rite Beauty

Opening a hair salon is super exciting, but it can be hard to keep track of everything you need without a hair salon equipment list. The experts at Buy-Rite put together a hair salon equipment list to help you stay organized and ensure that you have everything you need for a successful grand opening!

Reception Area Essentials

First things first – before you can get clients in your salon, they need to know that you’re open! Your hair salon equipment list starts before your clients even walk in the door. You’ll want to get started with an awesome logo and professional signage. Once the clients walk in, make sure you have a welcome mat to keep your salon clean and keep your floors from becoming slippery or covered in salt from rain and snow.

For your reception area, you will want to have a great reception desk that will allow you to keep your reception space tidy and clean while having enough space for a POS system, appointment books, a telephone, and any other supplies you will want to keep at the front desk. When considering a waiting area for your clients, make sure you are getting your clients comfortable seating. Finally, take your time in finding the perfect retail displays for your salon’s aesthetic. Look for one that will highlight your products and catch your clients’ eyes while they are waiting for their service!

Everything You Need for a Salon Reception Area

• Outdoor Signs
• Hours Signage
• Welcome Mat
• Reception Desk
• Reception Seating & Furniture
• Retail Product Display
• Magazine Rack
• POS System/Cash Register
• Appointment Book/Scheduling Software
• Telephone
• Business Cards
• Lighting

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Sauvage Salon

Necessities During Service

The necessities for providing your services are – at a minimum – a backwash unit, a styling chair, and a styling station with a mirror. Take your time when considering what models will work best for you and your clients. The salon styling chairs you choose will provide long-lasting benefits for both you and your clients, so make sure you are considering comfort, durability, and a style that fits your salon aesthetic. There are a variety of salon styling station options – so think about what you need based on the space you are working with, and don’t forget about storage!

For your shampoo area, there are a variety of options for shampoo bowls and backwash units. The most important factors to keep in mind when purchasing these are space, client and stylist comfort, durability, and style.

Depending on the services you provide, you may want to add equipment for pedicures, manicures, waxing, facials, and massage services to your hair salon equipment list. Are you working with a small space? There are several equipment options for each of these services, many of which are portable!

Essential Furniture & Equipment for a Hair Salon

Shampoo Area

• Shampoo Bowls/Backwash Units
• Shampoo Chairs
• Shampoo Area Cabinetry & Storage
• Shampoo Bowl Hair Trap
• Hair Color Bar
• Trash Bin

Salon Stations

• Salon Styling Chairs
• Stylist Cutting Stools
• Salon Chair Mats
• Salon Styling Stations
• Mirrors
• Tool Appliance Holders
• Utility Carts & Trolleys
• Utility Trays

Manicure & Pedicure

• Pedicure Chair
• Pedicure Technician Stool
• Pedicure Technician Cart
• Manicure Table
• Manicure Technician Chair
• Manicure Customer Chair

Hair Processing Equipment

• Dryer Unit
• Dryer Chair
• Wheel Set for Box Dryer
• Hair Steamer
• Hair Color Processor

Skincare & Spa Equipment

• Facial Machine & Mag Lamp
• Facial & Massage Bed
• Spray Tan Machine & Equipment
• Trolleys, Carts, & Trays
• Multifunctional Skincare Machine
• Wax Warmer

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The Spa & Salon at River Valley Club

Essential Tools

Don’t forget your tools after getting all your essential hairdressing salon equipment! You will want high-quality all-purpose shears, blending shears, clippers, trimmers, razors, and a blow dryer to help you perform your services to the best of your ability. Make sure you have plenty of combs, towels, brushes, and a few spare capes. Finally, take your time when choosing the perfect hair care retail products that will fit your salon’s and client’s needs!

The Tools Every Hair Stylist Needs

• Shears
• Blending Shears
• Clippers
• Trimmer
• Blow Dryer
• Curling Iron
• Flat Iron
• Razor
• Sectioning Clips
• Combs & Brushes
• Water Bottle
• Capes
• Disinfectant & Jar
• Duster Brush
• Hair Products

Whether you are looking for specialty products like children’s hair salon equipment or looking for general hair equipment for salons, Buy-Rite has everything you need. Are you looking for more information on creating the perfect hair salon? Check out our Guide to Opening a Salon Checklist & Tips, 9 Tips for Designing Your Dream Salon, and 5 Popular Salon Layouts on our blog, or give one of our salon experts a call today!


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