10 Interior Design Tips to Create Professional Beauty Salon (Part 1)

Do you care about your appearance? About what people will think when they look at you?

Most of the people who got asked with these questions will say yes. This means our appearance is very important in our daily live. Let’s face it, people who looks good will create a better first impression than people who only look average. There are several ways to improve our appearance. From wearing nice clothes, exercise to shape up our body or getting facial treatment.

That’s why Beauty Salon exists to make people look better than their former appearance, so it’s not strange that this is one of the most popular businesses in the world. But how can people decide which salon is good and which is bad when they come for the first time and haven’t tried the services yet? The answer is simple, they judge it based on the outer appearance of the salon first. This is where Interior Design play a very big part in attracting customers.

This article will give you the tips on how to create a suitable Interior Design to make your Beauty Salon looks stylish and professional, so it will create a good first impression to customers and make them prefer to visit your place rather than the others.


1. Attractive Storefront

You must decide certain things before opening a beauty salon. First, decide what type of beauty salon that you want to open. Make sure the one with high-demand and popular at the moment. Where is your beauty salon located at? What kind of customers you are targeting? Are you aiming for the high-end people or you want to appeal the masses? These will decide what kind of Interior design you will use. One important thing you have to take note, whatever your aim is, you are opening a beauty salon, so make sure to design your storefront with decors that can make it look beautiful and elegant. People will judge a beauty salon quality based on its outside appearance, so they will rest assured to leave themselves into your care.


2. Sufficient Workspace

One of the most important thing for a salon is a sufficient space. A large interior will not only make the activities easier, it will also look good for the customers who enter your salon. By having more space for workplace, you can design your furniture placement so that it can have more spaces between the furniture. Customers like to have a spacious room so they can feel freer. Cramped room will make them feel uncomfortable and agitated, defeating the purpose of going to a beauty salon in the first place. So if you don’t have enough space, sacrifice some from the reception area and employee rest area. If not, then you can consider lessening the amount of rooms or furniture you have. Sure it means less customer, but good reputation will benefit you in the long-run.

Example Picture for Providing Sufficient Workplace

Interior Design by iRetail


3. Divide your Interior

The distribution of the room matters. Imagine, what will happen if all the activities in the salon are conducted in one place, people who are styling their hair is in a room with people who do facial, massage, or waiting for their turn. We’re sure it won’t be a good experience. That’s why you have to divide the room carefully. We recommend an area distribution of 20% reception and products store area, 20% employee rest area, and 60% workspace area.


4. Theme and Color Palette

Color is one of the important factor that influences people’s senses. Different colors create different moods and attitudes. Consider how you want your clients to feel when they are in your salon or spa. Your service line will influence what colors you use. If you offer spa services, it’s recommended to use calming colors like cream or light brown to help your clients relax. If you are going for more of a fast paced salon, you may want to use energizing-warm tones.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with materials such as glass and metal to create an energetic environment or stone and water to create a calming environment.


5. Room Lighting

The way you choose to light your facility can lead to a tranquil or an edgy atmosphere. Again, consider the image you are trying to project to your clients. Low light settings using candlelight, lamps, and accent space with track lighting or small spotlights will create a tranquil atmosphere. Highlight settings incorporate natural daylight, large lighting fixtures such as chandeliers, and open space that allows light to sweep from room to room, or through deep spaces. Your best bet would be to incorporate the two lighting styles to create a unique atmosphere with ambient and direct light.