The right supplies can make all of the difference between success and failure. You can’t do the job if you don’t have the right tools!
New salon owners want the best for their business, because they want to give the best to their clients. Starting off with the perfect hair supplies means you can pamper your clients from day one. With so many options, it can be a real challenge to wade through it all and to figure out which products as best for your salon.
Start here, and you won't go wrong. These seven simple hair supplies are must-haves for anyone who’s working to open a salon, providing a foundation for stylists to be able to work their magic.
Hair dryers are about so much more than just blowing out hot air. This one appliance can make or break a hairstyle, and it’s an essential tool for professional hair stylists. New salon owners should invest in high quality blow dryers that have multiple settings and consistent performance. Hair dryers should have cool shot and moisture level settings, and they need to boast consistency in performance.
Look for salon quality hair dryers with attachments that allow stylists the most latitude in their work. The blow dryer is a hair supply that will be used by stylists literally every day, so look for dryers that are easy to operate and offer comfort to the person holding them. Truly, hair dryers make a difference. Don’t settle on this one, as the finished product that comes out after a styling is what keeps clients coming back and determines the success of a salon. That finished product has a great deal to do with the quality of hair dryer that hair stylists are using.
Just as the hair dryer is really doing more than just blowing hot air, so too are flat irons doing more than just heating up flat strips of metal. Quality flat irons are key tools for every salon today, allowing stylists to employ an incredible variety of methods to change up a client's style.
Again here, make sure that a flat iron has a wide variety of settings for heat level. There are also lots of hair irons on the market that have digital temperature displays so that stylists can have exactly the kind of control that they need to achieve the style that clients are after. Heating surfaces can be made from a wide variety of elements, from tourmaline to titanium and can use traditional or infrared heat. All of these features make a big difference, so salon owners need to be sure to do their homework before buying.
Brushes are about so much more than just getting tangles out. Stylists need a wide variety of hair brushes in order to get hair into the right position for cutting and to finish it out at the end of a session. Salon owners should offer their stylists barrel brushes and grooming brushes, detanglers and natural bristle brushes.
Different kinds of brushes have wildly different effects on hair, which is why it’s so important for salon owners to give their stylists many different kinds of brushes to choose from.
Curling irons remain a core piece of hair styling equipment today. There are a wide variety of options in terms of size of the barrel and material used to make it. Hair stylists require a wide variety of curling irons in order to get their jobs done, and this is a piece of hair styling equipment that’s used day and day out in the salon.
Look for curling irons that offer a wide variety of temperature settings and that consider hydration of hair to keep it from drying out during the curling process. Better, longer lasting curls are something that clients truly cherish. Those curls start with the right hair supply – high quality, salon style curling irons.
Shears are not just Shears, and texturizing shears are a must have hair care supply for every salon. These kinds of shears have lots of little blades cut into one longer one so that hair can be feathered and sliced into amazing shapes and a wide variety of angles. The kind of professional cut that can be achieved with texturizing shears is something that can only be found in a salon, and it’s something that is highly sought after by clients today.
Look for texturizing shears that have an easy grip and that are foldable for safety. Also known as hair razors, these might be the newest kind of tool on the block, but they’re definitely a must have hair supply for any salon.
This is an inexpensive tool in the salon toolkit, but it’s also an important one. Good quality spray bottles won’t clog or quit working in the middle of a styling session. They’ll also provide the fine mist that is necessary for the kind of styling that clients really look for, in a way that doesn’t overly wet the hair, making it more difficult to manage.
While, yes, the humble spray bottle is a hair care supply that’s not glamorous, it’s still a must have hair supply that helps out tremendously!
Close-trimmed and buzzed hairstyles are popular today - for men and woman alike! . That’s why some of the most important hair supplies for new salon owners to have stocked are high quality clippers and trimmers.
Look for clippers and trimmers that have a wide variety of attachments available in order to allow stylists to use them in a range of ways. Make sure that the clippers and trimmers that you purchase have a cord that’s long enough to reach wherever it needs to reach, and also that they have multiple speeds and settings to allow stylists to do their magic.
Figuring out what you need isn’t always a simple task, but with these must-have hair supplies, new salon owners can be confident that they’re stocked for success.