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Small Salon Solutions: What to Do When There’s Not Enough Space

March 13, 2017 | Posted by Buy-Rite Beauty

As a salon owner, you know what makes customers feel good about themselves. However, it’s not all about the services that you provide for them. It’s about the ambiance too. Studies show that the atmosphere of your space could determine if a customer will return to your place of business. This is one reason why those with a small salon need to rethink their space, and the following solutions may help.

Use Reflection Wisely

Having decorative mirrors throughout your establishment should give customers the illusion of space, not to mention the opportunity to look at themselves as they are being cared for. Keep in mind that angling mirrors that face the windows will be ideal as it will help your customers think that they are in a much bigger space than they are in. This is especially beneficial to those who may come in that are claustrophobic.

Using Decor to Your Advantage

It is important to understand how to decorate your salon to further create more space or prevent it from looking smaller than it is. One tip to remember is to avoid tall furniture, which can make the size of your salon more evident to customers. It might also be a good idea to use some wall art, but focus on art with depth, such as portraits of the ocean or a vast garden. Before you even do any of that, however, you’ll definitely need to consider is your overall color palette. For example, you may want to use blue or cream and then match all of your cabinets, chairs and other fixtures and décor items to go with that.


Reclaim Your Space 

You should be cutthroat about the furniture or machines in your establishment. Be honest with yourself, and get rid of any furniture that does not work or you rarely use. This does not mean you have to get rid of them permanently because you can just store unused items in a storage space unit, where you can even keep replacement equipment or excess products.

Make a Few Big Changes

You may have noticed that these suggestions will not eat up too much of your money, but you may have to pay a little more for big changes. A change that might prove effective is reconstructing the walls if you do not have many windows or your windows are small. Having a contractor install large windows can make a huge difference for your salon. You can also have a contractor create built-in shelves. This will allow you to store products and help you to utilize your vertical space more.

These are just a few suggestions, but there are other things that can be done like hiring an interior designer. Hopefully, these ideas put you in the right direction because your small salon has potential, and it can be unlocked.

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. For your storage needs, Hannah recommends Self Storage 2000.

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