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Beauty Salon Floor Plans

Parashar Joshi Feb 20, 2020
Before you go about the floor planning work for your salon, keep in mind the customer's perspective. Keep yourself in the place of customers and think how to the salon should appear.
In recent times, beauty salons have been doing good business as people are becoming increasingly conscious of their looks and external appearance.

The salon industry has witnessed a steady growth in the past decade or so.
With the society in general becoming beauty conscious, visiting the hair and beauty salons has become more of a fashion statement rather than a necessity. Salon owners aren't complaining though, and why would they? The cash registers have been ringing non-stop as people continuously pour in to avail of a host of beauty, skin and hair care treatments.
The different types of services that a beauty salon offers are as follows:

~ Facials
~ Waxing and threading
~ Bleaching
~ Hair trimming and styling
~ Hair coloring and highlighting
~ Hair and scalp treatment, shampooing and conditioning
~ Manicure and pedicure, nail care
~ Special services like oil massage, spa and sauna therapy, body scrubs, herbal and Ayurvedic skin care, etc.

Guidelines for Preparing Floor Plans for Beauty Salons

When you are starting a new beauty salon business, the first thing to do is deciding upon your space requirements. If you happen to have enough room in your house, then you could go ahead with a home-based beauty salon.
Otherwise, you will inevitably have to get hold of a suitable commercial place in a nearby locality. When you are selecting a place for your beauty salon, consider the customer occupancy, number and type of services offered, the number of attendants you plan to have, and calculate the space requirement accordingly.
A space of 100 sq. feet per attendant is the usual norm, however, you can adjust it according to your budget and other constraints. The different hair salon layout ideas discussed below should help in providing maximum comfort to the customers.
Since a beauty salon normally offers a wide range of services, it is quite important that its interior layout and design be done thoughtfully, and in a properly planned manner. For this purpose, you should seek help of an experienced architect or interior designer and jointly prepare a detailed beauty salon floor plan.
It is advisable to take a look at different salons from your area. You may start off by conveying your planned concept and intended services to an interior designer, who would then come up with a rough prototype of a layout design for the beauty salon.
Once you are satisfied with the outline of the floor plan, you can go ahead with preparing the final layout design; you may handover this final layout to a salon layout contractor. Typically, you should consider the following aspects while preparing the floor plan:

Components of a Beauty Salon Floor Plan

Reception and Waiting Area

The waiting area is an integral part of your salon as this is the first thing customers would notice when they walk into it. It should be comfortable and have a warm and welcoming feel to it, which will instantly put your customers at ease.

Separate Hair Cutting and Coloring Sections

Ideally, you should separate the hair cutting and coloring sections, and keep them at a certain distance from each other. Investing in comfortable, yet affordable armchairs for these sections should benefit both the customers and attendants.

Adjacent Manicure and Pedicure Areas

These sections have to be close-by or adjacent to each other, from the point of view of common storage compartments, customer comfort and attendant convenience. Also, the wash basins should be present within close reach to avoid any discomfort and inconvenience.

Separate Spa and Massage Rooms

If you intend to offer spa, sauna and body massage services, then you should have separate rooms for each facility in a corner of the salon. These rooms need to be fully covered for the sake of customer privacy and positioned close to the restroom and shower enclosure.
In addition, you may enhance the ambience and overall feel of the beauty salon by placing scented candles and fragrances at suitable places. You can also think of designing a new salon within no time using these floor plans. Take into account all the hair salon layout ideas discussed in this article and give due importance to the crucial factor of customer satisfaction.