Design Center – Remodelling Tips


Once a positive evaluation is made regarding the opportunity to proceed with the salon remodeling, it is necessary to verify some preliminary matters:

  • Reallocation of space: If the currently used space is insufficient to the new salons’ needs, you will have to consider the possibility of acquiring adjacent spaces or moving into a totally new, larger space. Please keep in mind that it is important that the area chosen meets your customer target requirements.
  • Legal aspects: License regulations and respect for relevant building codes and security laws have to be verified before you can proceed with any remodeling.
  • Structural elements: The possibility of moving walls must be considered. Alterations of existing hydraulic connections or the construction of new ones may also be necessary. Lastly, changes in electrical and lighting systems will have to be evaluated.
  • Intervention management: If you plan to continue offering services during remodeling operations, it is important to guarantee an alternative, sufficient level of service to the clients either through partial remodeling, or temporary movement of operations, moving to adjacent premises.

Shop Window

  1. The shop-window plays a fundamental role in the success of the beauty salon because it is the primary element to communicate the shop’s image and attract new customers. We therefore suggest heavy investment in this building element. To ensure a proper salon image, make sure to tailor a design aimed at emphasizing your salon name and logo.
  2. The use of large posters and videos displayed on television screens in the shop-window tends to generate interest.
  3. With regard to placing specific beauty products in the window, be sure of the brands you choose. If you consider using this space to display beauty products in a way that allows people to see them from the street, be careful not to damage your salon image with substandard or outmoded products.

Salon Reception Area

  1. It should usually be placed in front of the entrance. It is a very important area because here the clients form their first impression of the salon. Make sure it is welcoming and realized with the proper aesthetic qualities.
  2. We suggest placing the reception desk with the front facing towards the entrance so that the client cannot see the inside of it. Possibly consider keeping the desk away from waiting area in order to protect the clients’ privacy.
  3. If you decide to set a PC on the desk, make sure there is space enough. Consider the opportunity to use flat LCD monitors that have a cleaner design and allow for more space on the desk.
  4. It is possible to set display-cases for selling beauty products behind the reception desk.

Waiting Area

  1. The number of pedicure customer seats in the waiting area obviously depends on the number of styling units, even if it is not possible to determine a fixed relation. For example, if you only work with a booking system, this area can be even smaller than you might think. If the wait is supposed to be short, it may sometimes be preferable to foresee one or two extra styling units that would accommodate the customers immediately,. We strongly suggest giving the waiting area an image function, but investing more on the salon function rather than on the waiting issue itself, which is in fact not exactly lucrative.
  2. About ¼ of a salon profits should come from selling products. Make sure to give proper space and visibility to products though display- and show-cases.
  3. Products should be placed so that clients can see and touch them.
  4. Keep in mind that placing videos towards the entrance and the shop-window tends to generate interest and attract almost immediate attention.
  5. We suggest providing an area for a cloak-room, possibly closed and complete with safe deposit boxes to give clients more security and privacy for their valuables.

Washing Area

  1. The washing area represents a strategic area for the salon because it is the first service offered to the client and it is the point where clients are redirected towards different stations. Furthermore, one must consider that the washing implies a very close, physical, one could say intimate relation with clients. For this reason, a client could easily feel uncomfortable if maximum comfort is not guaranteed.
  2. The washing area should be placed in a very accessible position to facilitate clients and stylists movements.
  3. You should control all possible plumbing connections.
  4. The number of washing units should be at least 1/3 of the total styling units, including those in the chemical area.
  5. Besides client comfort, make sure that the stylists can easily work and have all equipment, tools and products within their reach.
  6. Consider with particular attention the construction materials. Metal parts tend to rust even if protected with special paintings or dressing, while plastics and ceramics are unalterable overtime.
  7. Consider that the bowl in any given washing unit may be used 70 times, more frequently than a kitchen wash-basin. Make sure it is made of quality materials.
  8. Preferably store products in closed cabinets or on hidden shelves in order to avoid confusion and provide a sense of better cleanliness.
  9. We suggest not utilizing rubber protection on the bowl for the nape of the neck because it is extremely unhygienic. A well designed and manufactured bowl does not need any plastic addition in order to be comfortable.
  10. An advantage would be to have a separate room with a service cabinet and wash-basin to prepare chemical treatments without being in open view of clients. This avoids undesired smells from entering the salon.

Wellness Area

  1. Inside the beauty salon for the most demanding clientele a reserved wellness washing and relaxing area may be beneficial. This area could be developed with an oriental-style, complete with full lying position washing units, equipped with electronic back vibration massage.
  2. Inside this area it is highly recommended that you offer some sort of relaxing or meditation music, with chromotherapy and aromatherapy.

Chemical/Technical Area

  1. Consider a proper space for the technical and chemical area given that demand for coloration and specific treatments has grown consistently over the past years.
  2. We suggest separating this area from the main service area in the salon so that it is not visible either from the entrance or from the waiting area, affording the guarantee of better privacy.
  3. Make sure to have proper ventilation to eliminate fumes and smells.

Styling Area

  1. Install wall styling units at least 200 cm. high and central styling units significantly lower, preferably with sloping mirrors to give a better sense of space and roominess in the salon.
  2. The styling units should be equipped with sockets, phone and curling holders in accessible position, and shelves where hair care products may be placed within easy reach. c) Preferably use cabinets with doors and back shelves to give a tidier and cleaner look.

Drying Area

  1. Make sure that the hood dryer’s seating is placed in a comfortable and relaxing area.
  2. Remember to make available the latest magazines and possibly earphones for listening to music.
  3. For the most refined clients a library with the best authors can be provided.

Salon Lighting

  1. Lighting is very important both for salon image and for optimizing the stylist’s working environment. We suggest using a basic diffused indirect light to create a uniform atmosphere within the whole salon.
  2. For the reception and waiting areas it is possible to use more soft and suffused lighting.
  3. For the cutting area we suggest the use of a light which is most akin to natural sunlight by adding specific direct lights to the basic lighting. If necessary, a soft frontal lighting can be use to offset the vertical lights to avoid shadows on clients’ face.
  1. For the washing area the use of supplementary vertical lighting directed toward the spa salon capinet bowls would be recommended.

For the wellness area, the use of chrometherapy lamps that reflect relaxing and colorful light on a panel located on the ceiling is highly recommended.

Necessary Nail Salon Supplies


Nail beauty salons have really ended up being progressively preferred over the third countless years. Competitors is difficult, so having the “optimal points” might really repay by drawing in new customers and maintaining them. Right here are 5 items that might keep your beauty spa salon in advance of the crowd.

Likewise while hesitating, the chairs have to be comfy to make the delay a lot less of a swelling, as well as much more like the start of a good time.
All Elements Sensual-Let’s confess, manicures and pedicures relate to the tactile-how elements feel. So remarkable moisturizers, aromatic and/or heated lotions and creams applied delicately could create amazing experiences.

Sanitary Equipment-Ultra violet light bulbs, antibacterial treatments, in addition to germ-killing cleaning agents for chairs, tables, in addition to pedicure stations allow consumers recognize that they will certainly not quit tidiness by seeing your beauty salon. Sanitizing devices as well as supplying appropriate disposal of tools that can not be recycled should refer routine for each manicurist.

Range of Nails and Polishes-Having a variety of gloss in addition to nails will definitely do significantly to develop “buzz” regarding your shop. Attractive nails will absolutely do significantly of the advertising for you likewise without your consumer recognizing it. Having your nails look lovely adequate to make others ask where they were done will not merely aid you make a repeat customer, however will certainly send lots of brand-new clients your approach.

Nail Salon Air Purifier-Unfortunately, many of the items made use of in nail beauty salon produced chemical fumes as well as scents that odor exceptionally unfavorable when getting in the store. These fumes are not simply unwanted, however are harmful when taken in for long period of times of time.

Washing up the air in your supplier by often stressing the chemical scents as well as fumes is an extra means to position your hair salon in advance of the remainder of the nail beauty parlors in your community. It is additionally a great technique to employ gifted manicurists.

In order to be effective in a nail hair salon, an air facial cleanser should handle to soak up chemicals with a carbon based filter with an additive that works at getting rid of these fumes. It additionally should utilize a HEPA (or high efficiency fragment nailing) filter that can eliminate slim bits made by filing as well as also Polishes-Having a range of gloss as well as nails will absolutely do much to develop “buzz” regarding your establishment. Appealing nails will definitely do considerably of the advertising and marketing for you additionally without your consumer recognizing it. Having your nails look lovely sufficient to make others ask where they were done will certainly not simply help you make a repeat customer, nevertheless will send out lots of brand-new customers your technique.

Why should any salon owner consider buying a Pedicure Station?

Why should any salon ownerThe most important equipment a salon owner has inside his salon is the Pedicure chair units: Having a spacious area for these chairs is important. As a salon owner, your responsibility and duty is to satisfy the wants and needs of your clients, which is the key to increase your revenue because they will keep on coming back. No one wants to feel squeezed or sit too close to a stranger. So therefore, having a Pedicure Station at your salon/spa show how much you care about your customers’ private space and comfort.

So here are some facts about having a pedicure station.

It provides privacy and more space for the clients. We offer an affordable pedicure station that two best friends or mother and daughter can use and enjoy themselves while getting pampered. It is for any customers who want to enjoy their space with a friend, or a family member, etc.

Another important factor is that it is advantageous for the technician/s who is doing the grooming. For instance, important instruments are required for the grooming activity, like nail polish, nail files, polish remover, scissors, lotion, nail hardener, and cuticle softener etc. Having them within reach will alleviate the job of the professional.

As far as  for people who like to stay home and  do their pedicure themselves : having the pedicure station prevents the user to get up from her/his set position when in the process of giving her/himself a pedicure in order to obtain another required item. This is because when nail polish is  being applied on the toes, user cannot place his or her feet inside the shoes resulting in the smudging of the polish and the polish rubs on the fitted carpet, furnishings and other area of the house where the user puts his/her foot on.

In addition, it will also appease the aching feet of the customer at the same time. The Pedicure station provides an apparatus for supporting a person’s foot during the procedure of pedicure. The development of the pedicure station is used as a hold up or rest on which the foot of the user is placed in a position that is favorable and stable while performing the pedicure.

Furthermore, the pedicure station provides a convenient place to store instruments where items are needed for pedicure. In addition, the device is handy and provides a convenient way for transporting pedicure-related items. Therefore, Pedicure stations are an entity of the invention to provide equipment for positioning the foot of a person getting a pedicure, which also provides a workspace for storing instruments and supplies required for performing pedicures. We recommend this whole set that most salon owners prefer to purchase. The lower cost pedicure station.

In conclusion, pedicure stations provide a hold up on which pedicure related items can be located as well as easily accessed by the user or the technician while performing a pedicure. There a two types of pedicure stations – a normal rolling cart that the manicurist sits on, with a bar in the front your feet relax on, or a large chair with a sink at the feet. Generally, the latter style is reserved for higher end salons and spas, and is often called a pedicure chair.

Repeat Business

So you’ve done all the necessary marketing to build your clientele now here’s how you keep them coming back for more.

  • Always look and remain professional, courteous, and approachable. Appearance is everything!
  • Keep your establishment clean and neat.
  • Give each customer your absolute best 100%
  • Build a rapport with your customers while you’re providing them with service.  Get to know them and allow them to get to know you without getting too personal.
  • Be open to suggestions and constructive feedback especially suggestions for new services, and act on the ones you can as soon as possible.
  • Offer a referral program providing existing customers a discount on future service or a rewards program (ex. $5 off after 5 visits).
  • If and when possible schedule your customer for their return appointment before they leave.
  • Make it as easy as possible for customers to contact someone at your business via phone, website, social media, or email.
  • Keep your client list handy and as up to date as possible to: contact customers who have not visited in a while, send out promotions/specials, and thank you cards.

Repeat Business

Dura Jet vs Magna Jet

Dura Jets are generally the standard jet system that’s provided with most pedicure spa tubs.  It is ideal for the everyday Spa & Salon use. This jet system is pipeless which means it’s more sanitary, and bacteria free, it is also very easy to install and clean.  It provides the right amount of massage pressure and jets to allow your customers a relaxing experience.

Dura Jet vs Magna Jet

Magna Jets are enhanced Dura Jets that are magnetic and removable. They have all of the features and benefits of the Dura Jet, the only difference is they are used when liners are placed in pedicure spa tubs for easier cleaning and in some cases the use of liners are mandated by State regulations.  The use of Magna Jets allow your customers to get the full effect of the jet features while enjoying their pedicure at your Spa & Salon.  Without the Magna Jet if liners are used customers will not be able to feel the jets and it may cause a strain on your jet system.

Massage Therapy

Why not step it up a notch by offering your customers another form of pampering? If you don’t provide massage therapy as one of you Spa & Salon services you may want to reconsider after learning about its amazing benefits.  Massage therapy has been in existence for thousands of years dated as far back as the BC (Before Christ) era and is a million dollar industry.

There are many health benefits of massage therapy but here’s just a few.

  1. Reduces and relieves lower back pain and headaches
  2. Improves sleep and the immune system
  3. Improves the condition of the skin and blood circulation
  4. Relives depression and anxiety
  5. It’s a great stress reliever and over all very rejuvenating


If you’ve been in business for a few years and you’re looking for something new to increase your clientele then adding this great health benefit as a service to your Spa & Salon will help you remain competitive and make your business more appealing to current and new customers.

There are easily 10 or more types of massages that you can offer customers. Maybe even create your own signature massage.

Types of massage

  1. Swedish Massage
  2. Hot Stone
  3. Deep tissue
  4. Shiatsu
  5. Pregnancy Massage

8 Things Smart Spas Consider


Lighting is a key element in opening up any space. There is no question that natural sunlight is better than any man-made light. When inside a spa, it’s important to plan the balance between natural and planned lighting. If your spa is surrounded by nature it might get great natural light. However, if you have an urban spa, you have to prioritize the comfort and privacy of your clients. You will have to recreate a wide spectrum light system indoors. Give your space a welcoming ambiance with the right combination of direct and indirect lighting.

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Going Authentic with Leather

A true spa ambiance is authentic, simple, and genuine. To reach your goal, you must use the real things. If you are going to have plants, avoid plastic fakes. Each and every thing clients touch in the spa must feel natural, warm and agreeable. If they sit or lie down on a vinyl cushion, the ambiance will feel as real and warm as… vinyl! Now leather, that is a luxury that every client enjoys.

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Fragrance and Feel

A beauty product’s fragrance may be an afterthought for some, but aroma is an important element of any beauty routine. Scent is the most developed sense for emotional memory. A similar scent of your grandmother’s kitchen can bring you back instantly to the memories and emotions of 40 years ago. It is one of the most important ambiance elements. A well designed scent is one of the cornerstones of a memorable spa ambiance. Different scents create different moods, some are more toning while others are more calming or refreshing. For your clients, herb extract or essential oil in your organic beauty cleansers, scrubs, creams and oils can calm, destress, invigorate, soothe and much more. In many spas, the signature scent is part of the operational and marketing plans.

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The right placement and lighting will put your client at ease while maximizing retail sales. Here are some design tips: Place the retail products at appropriate reaching heights for client’s comfort. Present the products in a manner which will set the perceived value of the products. If the experience inside the spa is perfect, but the client feels pressured in the boutique, you just killed the ambiance! Stimulate the five senses of the customers in strategic places throughout the spa with non-aggressive marketing supports.

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Choosing Decor

A cluttered room equals a smaller room. Restrict the amount of furniture to necessary pieces, and limit accessories. Keep rooms tidy and organized. With things neatly arranged or out of sight, the remaining space will feel orderly and open. Keep the floor as clear as possible. Remove large rugs to create the illusion of more floor space.

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A well-placed mirror gives a room sparkle, surprise, and a bright, open feeling, making any space look larger. By reflecting both natural and artificial light mirrors will make a room seem brighter, both during the day and at night.

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Happy Clients, More Services…

The more services your customers receive, the happier (and more beautiful) they’ll be and the more business they’ll send your way. Invest in multi-function furniture. For instance, a manicurist stool with built-in storage lets you tuck away supplies and products, while a massage table with cabinets underneath is a great place to hide sheets, towels and even a hot-towel cabby. The right equipment allows each tech to maximize services, while clients to lay in comfort and leave feeling relaxed and beautiful.

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Choose the Right Pedicure Chairs

In the right pedicure chair your customer is gently reclined, ensconced  in relaxation, and just a moment away from all kinds of luxurious services that your carefully chosen pedicure chair makes possible. Key features including manicuring arms, headrests, matching stools, massage, foot baths and others increase the amount of profit one skilled technician can make with each customer. A profitable pedicure chair can offer your client a range of services; focused massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, foot baths, wraps, and hair service all surrounding a comfortable, accommodating, and profitable chair. Whirlpool systems are made easy with an Auto-fill system that fills water in the basin of a pedicure chair to the proper level automatically. Your tech can ready for the next client quickly with pump systems that offer simple, efficient water discharge.

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