The design, layout, look and feel of your salon sets the stage for attracting and retaining customers. You want customers to feel your place is professional, clean and well-maintained. For starters the layout of your salon should feel organized and use space wisely. To help decide how to layout your salon you may want to look at a variety of other salons, both in person and online, to get a feel for how to use the space you have as best you can. You may even want to talk to someone who specializes in interior design.

Why Buy Used Salon Furniture

Part of laying out your shop well includes buying the right beauty salon equipment and furniture for the space you have. Unfortunately this equipment and furniture can require a significant investment. Luckily there are alternatives to buying these items new, where they are at their highest price.

Buying used salon furniture and equipment can save you a lot of money. This money can then be spent on other necessary business expenses like advertising, additional equipment or attracting talented staff.

Finding Used Salon Equipment

Used salon furniture is easy to find. There are distributors that take trade ins when someone buys new furniture; these trade ins are then sold as used salon furniture or equipment. You can also find used equipment and furniture when other salons go out of business. Look online and check the classifieds. It's good to look regularly since available items can change frequently. You can also talk to others in your industry for tips, tricks and inside information within the industry.

While finding used salon furniture is pretty easy, you will want to take a few precautions to make sure it is in good condition. Most is in good condition but you want to see it in person whenever possible so you know exactly what you are getting. You want to make sure it looks good and is in good working condition. Some small imperfections can be fixed; if you see it in person you can be the judge of that.

If you can't find used salon furniture locally it may be worth a short trip if there is a warehouse somewhat near. The money you save from buying used will likely make the trip worthwhile, but you can check on the items and prices first to make sure.

Running a successful business usually means cutting costs whenever possible. In the beauty salon and spa industry a good way to cut expenses is buy used salon furniture when possible.