A hair salon can carry many different products but there are some essentials that no salon can operate without. Here’s a look at some of those essential items like stylist aprons, cutting capes, and towels.
Cleaning supplies for the shop: Some people might think that shampoo would be the first thing on the list, but no salon would stay in business for very long if it is filthy.
There will be puddles of water to contend with from the sinks. There will most certainly be piles of hair on the floor from the hair being cut, or shed. Chemicals will need to be cleaned up from spills immediately.
Most salons have a restroom, and a filthy restroom will not only drive away clients, but will also invite the health department to shut the salon down. The types of cleaning supplies need to include a mop, brooms, dust pans, cleaning cloths, cleaning solution, disinfectant for the floors, window cleaner for the mirrors, and a dusting cloth to dust down the shelves.
Towels, Aprons, and Smocks: These products will be standard in any hair salon. The salon must have towels for the client’s wet hair. The stylist need to wear aprons to protect their clothing from chemicals, water, and any possible stains. The smocks are for the clients.
The client has to be covered completely over their upper body to protect themselves from the same concerns that the stylist worry about. A good idea for salon owners is to invest in a good washer and dryer set. That way the salon can always have supplies of fresh towels. It’s unprofessional to run out of towels, and no client wants to smell wet mildewy towels.