Designing a Home Hair Salon

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Being a salon owner is something that many people dream of. So when someone has the opportunity to create a home salon, they should take that chance and do everything within their power to make it the best salon possible.

The design of the salon will be one of the highest determining factors of how a customer feels while at the salon. The salon owner definitely wants their clients to feel special and comfortable. There are millions of salons, so it is important the salon makes a statement. While designing your garage or laundry room is important, an at home hair salon will be your livelihood so it’s best to take your time to get it right.

It is recommended to create a budget before the design process even begins. If someone is just starting out, they will not have the clientele established to splurge on many things. By having the budget, it is a great way to get things done and still have some funds for later use.

Create a List of Necessities

A list of things needed would be very helpful. The salon will need styling chairs, chairs for the waiting area, sinks, hair dryers, mirrors, storage space and more. The list will help the salon owner to have a much better idea of the money needed for the project and ways they can save.

Gain Inspiration from Other Salons

Going to various salons can help a person to determine what they would like to place into their salon. It is good to take notes when visiting salons. Pay attention to the colors, materials, the layout of the area and things that stand out. Do you want your place of business to be clean and efficient and charge Fantastic Sams prices or higher end and luxurious with the more expensive rates of Regis hair salon?

If something just does not work, it is important to take note of that so that same thing will not happen in the new salon. Keep in mind that you won’t have the advertising budget as a Fantastic Sams or Great Clips so we recommend higher prices to differentiate yourself and allow for a higher earnings margin.

Strategy of Salon

It is best to measure the space that will be used. This is a good way for people to outline where everything can fit comfortably. If the salon space, has a separate entrance to the house, this is beneficial. Also, a way to close off the space from other areas of the home would be ideal. This will also help for the smells of the chemicals being used to flow to other areas of the house.

One thing that many homeowners are doing is changing their garage into their workspace. They just simply have to place some insulation into the areas and make other minor changes; like starting power or water supply. Sketching out everything is best when starting this kind of project. It is good to see how everything will work together. By doing this first a person can tell if what they have envisioned can actually work or not. It is important to include cabinetry, storage, windows and everything else in the sketch.

Color Palette

The color scheme should match other areas of the home, especially if clients will see other areas of the home. Many times it is best to stay neutral for the biggest areas of the salon and then add splashes of color throughout. By doing this, the salon owner can change things out if they would like. The splashes of color can come from rugs, pictures, flowers, and vases.


The lighting of the salon should be remarkable. It is important for the salon owner to be able to see the color that is being used to ensure they are providing the best service for their client. Some things that will help the clients to remain comfortable are magazines, coffee machines, possibly light snacks or candy. This is meant to make the salon as inviting as possible.

Getting any licenses that are required before opening the home hair salon is advised. There can be many fees involved is someone is operating without everything they need. Having a home salon is a fantastic idea and can be quite a prosperous business.