The Styling-Barber chair is the most important piece of equipment in your shop because it will get the most use. Whether you are a long standing owner in the process of opening a new salon or barbershop finding a styling or barber chair can be overwhelming. In this article I am going to give you the top 4 things to keep in mind.
1. The most important thing to keep in mind is comfort. You will want your styling/barber chair to be comfortable not only for the customer but for the stylist/barber as well. Your customer will spend the majority of their time sitting down. It is vital that they are able to relax and enjoy whatever service they are receiving that day. Some features that promote comfort are reclining seat back, padded armrests, hydraulic pump, a ribbed footrest, and a quality material that covers the seat.
2. When choosing your chair it needs to be practical yet stylish. Classic and timeless styles can be good choices because they never go out of fashion. You would be able to keep these chairs even if you decided to change the décor of your shop. Your chairs should complement the design of your salon or barbershop.
3. When choosing color you will want it to be inviting but not too loud or bold. A base color like cream or black work well with any design. If you decide you want your chairs to “pop” just make sure it doesn’t take away from the atmosphere of your shop. You will want to keep in mind some occupational factors such as the use of colors, tints, and chemicals that can stain your chairs.
4. The final thing is to plan early! When you are in the design stage of your salon or barbershop you will want to think about the size of your shop. You do not want your furniture to take up too much space nor do you want it to look too bare. You want customers and staff to be able to move around shop with ease. Many quality chairs can take anywhere from six to twelve weeks to arrive.
One final thought is that you will want your chairs and other furniture to appeal to everyone. Keep in consideration older and younger generations, men and women, and professionals and homemakers. Have fun shopping for your grand opening or update of your salon or barbershop.