Budget-friendly Interior Designing Ideas for Your Beauty Salon
People spend a lot of time in beauty salons. And for that, it is important that you provide a chic and comfortable space for them to relax. Basically, any salon’s design should make people want to come back to it again and again. If you are planning to start your own beauty salon, designing the interior is an essential part of the planning process. Your salon should be stylish and chic no doubt, but it should also make optimum use of the available space, regardless of whether this space is small or large.
Given below are some innovative and practical interior designing ideas for your beauty salon. Though these designs may seem like they are meant for large spaces, each design can be modified to fit within a limited space as well. What you should extract from these ideas is methods of furniture placement, use of color, and lighting techniques (which will depend on the mood and requirement of a given space within the salon). Combined together, these techniques will help you create a gorgeous, comfortable, and functional space.
Go for a sleek look with interesting lighting fixtures to add a spark to your reception. You may also use this area for retail and to showcase products that your salon sells. Adding a shock of color while retaining the neutrality of the zone will give the reception a vibrant touch without overpowering it.
Here, the waiting area is just a few feet away from the hair washing station, which has been suitably covered simply by the layout of the space. This shows that you don’t really need physical barriers to demarcate zones in your salon. You can do so by simply using color or equipment. Also, note how the partition has been wisely used to store products.
An uncluttered hairdressing area is every client as well as salon owner’s dream, and this can be achieved by using portable trays to keep your supplies while keeping this zone clear. Doing so allows you to provide more space for more clients. The lighting that has been used in this space is also something worth noticing. Multiple sleek light fixtures not only brighten up the space, they also impart that contemporary feel to your salon that most clients can relate to.
A relaxing mani-pedi station is exactly what any salon needs. With lighting enough just for the technician to do her/his job properly, you can create a calm zone that your clients will look forward to retreating to.
Use your limited space to provide multiple services in a single area. A good massage table can be used for facials, massages, and hair removal too. Provide a mix of lighting in this space so that you may use it accordingly for the services. For instance, for facials and body hair removal you will require adequate lighting, whereas for a massage you may create a relaxing ambiance by using dim lights.
Designing Tips for a Beauty Salon
The design of your salon will depend on several factors including:
The type of salon and the services it offers
The clientele – male/female/unisex
The available space
Your personal taste
Based on these factors, you may design the salon while keeping the following tips in mind.
Plan out the Space
You can either have separate sections with physical barriers in your beauty salon or plan it like an efficiency apartment, wherein there is no physical separation of the various areas. You may do this particularly if the space in the salon is limited. In any case, chalk out different areas on the blueprint. For example, there should be a separate space for hair care, a separate one for hair removal, and a separate one for spas, massages and facials. Barrier or not, there should be designated areas for separate services to avoid chaos.
Utilize the Space Wisely
A beauty salon must have the right blend of style and usability. You should utilize the entire space to its fullest; at the same time, make sure you don’t make your salon look cluttered! There should be enough ventilation and adequate lighting so that the entire salon appears fresh at all times. The space between seats in the hair cutting zone should be enough to have two people stand in it. Aisles should be kept clear at all times to let staff and customers walk freely. If the available space is small, use mirrors spanning long walls so that the space looks larger.
Place Fixtures and Sockets Appropriately
You’re bound to use a lot of electrical appliances in your salon. Ensure that you have sockets fixed at the appropriate spots, so that you can use your appliances efficiently.
Pick Out the Right Colors
The type of clientele you have will play an important role while choosing the color scheme. Choose neutral or bright colors if it is for both men and women, and try to keep the design contemporary so that it appeals to a larger whole. As shown in the images above, purple is a great color that caters to both genders. Pick a pattern such as stripes to complement the color and keep the remaining color scheme monochromatic so that the color in question (here, purple) bursts through and catches the eye without overpowering the ambiance. Also, remember that as someone who will be spending a lot of time in there, you should be comfortable with how your salon looks and the colors used in it. If the space is limited, go for lighter colors so that it looks larger.
Maintain Adequate Storage Space
Make sure your salon has adequate storage space in order to accommodate all your products, supplies, and equipment. You can have shelves and cabinets built into walls to maximize the utility of space and keep the floor free of them. Sectioning these areas out using sheer curtains is a great idea. If you are using physical barriers to demarcate spaces in the salon, try to use them for storage, which may be open or concealed. Neatly display all the products that you have, and ensure that the shelves are dusted daily to avoid accumulation of dust and dirt.
Use Lighting to Create an Ambience
In any given interior space, lighting plays an important role in making or breaking the ambiance. Moreover, in a commercial space such as a salon, the right amount of lighting is imperative for its function. Use a combination of lighting types so that you can create an ambiance without hampering your work and function. You may use dimmer lighting in the reception and brighter lighting in the work area. Using bright white light enhances the look of a beauty salon. The kind of lighting you choose again depends on the look you’re trying to create for your clientele.
Add the Finishing Touches
When people walk into a beauty salon, they should be convinced that they will leave the place looking stunning! It is the ambiance of a salon that has to convince a customer that the place oozes style and beauty. Keep coffee table books and magazines around for people to read while they wait for their appointment. Display pictures of the most fashionable and popular clients that visit you. Make sure that there is continuous air conditioning and the place is always sparkling clean. Keep fresh flowers or indoor potted plants to give it a fresh look. Use items like mildly scented potpourri, scented candles, and other aromatherapy products that will leave a lilting (but not nauseating) fragrance in your salon. You can also include a small water body like a fountain or an artificial waterfall in the reception area for a peaceful environment.
All the ideas and tips given here are small but important things to be kept in mind, and will greatly influence and improve how comfortable and efficient your salon looks.