Our salon furniture and salon design expert who does know his stuff, is Matthew Lutos, Managing Director of Beauty Planet Salon Designs. He has been working with salons creating their dream environment for more than 20 years, and understands exactly what salon owners should be looking for when shopping for furniture.
Some tips on buying salon furniture:
1. Ask a furniture supplier if the seams are single or double stitched, and if the fabrics are tested and if so, how, The frames of chairs are also important. The wood that the seat is made from should be a hardwood, such as beech, which is exceptionally durable. It sounds dull, but ask the manufacturer what wood the chair is made from and if you’re not convinced it is a solid wood, ask how durable it is.
2. The first generation of massage chairs tend to be the least uncomfortable, so opt for the most recent second generation Shiatsu Chairs – they really make the backwash expereince worthwhile. My advice is to sit and test them for a while, check that they have multiple speed and pressure functions and get a second opinion with regards to the comfort factor.
3. A reputable salon furniture company should ask you these kind of questions, but if you’re doing your initial research, simple map out on the floor where the furniture would be.