Opening your own salon is an amazing accomplishment. Once you’ve created your business plan, obtained the necessary loans, and received the required business permits; you’re almost ready to cut the ribbon and welcome your first guests. To ensure your salon opening goes as smoothly as possible, plan your space thoughtfully and creatively. You want to stand apart from the pack and to do so you’ll need to create a vision that’s truly unique. After your space is set up and your supplies are purchased, all you’ll need to do is pick the perfect outfit for the big day.

Arrange Your Space

Choosing the right layout for your space is important. You’ll need to get a feel for how many salon styling chairs fit into your new place and where they’ll be positioned in relation to the wet station and dryer chairs. The comfort of your customers should always be at the forefront of your mind. Choose a salon chair that is comfortable to sit in for several hours for those who receive lengthier services. You’ll want something durable so you won’t have to replace them frequently, but it’s equally necessary to choose salon furniture that looks appealing and feels inviting. Do you want a hydraulic pump for your salon chair or are you okay with having your stylists adjust the chair manually? These are all things to consider before making your final selections.

Your choice of dryer, shampoo bowls, shampoo products, conditioners, and other beauty supplies are equally important. Your salon equipment should be in new condition as this looks more appealing and ensures that it’ll last for years to come. Don’t skimp on any expenses when you’re furnishing your space. You want it to reflect the values you have as a business owner while being as visually appealing as possible.

Accessories Are Essential

Your space is looking great, so now it’s time for you to figure out what you want to wear to your grand opening. Choose an outfit that’s the perfect blend of elegance and style to make a lasting impression. You’ll want to put on an outfit that makes you feel like yourself while presenting a professional quality as well. To really elevate your look, consider buying some standout accessory pieces like dangly vintage earrings, a used Rolex watch, or a handmade headpiece for an added touch of glamour. You won’t break the bank with this dazzling accessory but you’ll be able to show off your good taste and high standards. A vintage Rolex watch is also a great conversation starter and allows you to break the ice with people you’re meeting for the first time. Grab a pair of matching earrings and a delicate necklace from your favorite retail store to complete your head-turning look.

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Refreshments, decorations, and Go!

Buy decorations, order refreshments, and get everything cleaned and ready to go for the grand opening of your beauty salon. The type of refreshments you want to serve are entirely based on preference, but be sure to buy items that feel celebratory. Serve champagne or fancy mocktails, order catering from your favorite restaurant, and set up decorations in your chosen color scheme. If you’re really proud of your new salon chairs, or your stainless steel accents, then highlight these areas when you’re arranging the decorations.

Print brochures and cards detailing the list of services you’re going to have at your beauty salon and the average price for each service. This allows potential customers to see what’s offered and how much they’ll spend for a wash, haircut, blowdry, or color. Display the quality shampoo, conditioner, and hair products you’re going to use on each client as well during the grand opening. Allow people to purchase products that day if they want to as an added way to set yourself apart from the competition.

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