Things to Consider When Buying Hairdressing Equipment
If you are starting up your own hairdressing business, modernising your salon or equipping your DIY home salon kit, you will want to make sure you have all the salon equipment you need. The quality of equipment used in a salon greatly contributes to the atmosphere of the salon and the satisfaction clients receive from your services. The same salon-quality result can be translated at home by buying the right hairdressing equipment. How do you go about ensuring you get it right? The following are some important things to do when setting out to buy salon equipment.
Prepare a checklist
The first step before setting out to buy salon equipment should be to prepare a checklist based on the kind of services you offer. There is a wide range of services that are offered in salons. Which ones are you offering? If you are going exclusive on hairdressing services, you will need hairdressing equipment such as washbasins, scissors, hairdryers and hair styling equipment, salon chairs, hair shampoos, treatments and hair conditioners.
If you are offering other services such as spa services, body waxing, facial therapies, manicure and pedicure services, you will need a range of equipment that relate to these services. Making a checklist not only gives a rough estimate of your intended budget, but also ensures that you do not leave out anything important when you go shopping.
Choose your dealer wisely
Hairdressing equipment is usually costly. It is feasible to get your equipment directly from a distributor who will sell on wholesale as compared to getting equipment from a retail dealer. Distributors will offer discounts when you buy items in bulk and give offers on hair products once in a while. At times, salon equipment bought from a distributor includes a warranty and guarantee. Choose a distributor with high quality equipment from manufacturers and producers who suitably have been around for a longer time and their equipment rated as high quality.
Test equipment before purchase
It is very important to test hairdressing and other salon equipment before committing to a purchase. Equipment that run on electricity such as hairdryers and curling irons should be tested to ascertain that they produce the right amount of heat as indicated, can be regulated comfortably and are in good working condition. Consult your dealer on return , exchange and warranty policies on all equipment as these will be useful if anything goes wrong within the first few weeks or months of use.
Buying salon equipment is an exercise that requires careful consideration. With these things in mind, you are set to start out in the right direction.