You have chosen your name – your location and the style of spa/salon that you want; now it is time to choose the right equipment for your new business. With so much competition in the spa/salon arena today, your choice of innovative, cutting edge treatments and equipment can make the difference between making it and breaking it!
Which services are you going to offer?
- Hot tubs
The first item on the agenda is to know exactly how much space you have in every treatment room. Make a list of supplies that will have to go into each room, which equipment, how many people will work in that room and if the room is multifunctional.
When designing the spa/salon make sure that you know which rooms will need plumbing, extra ventilation and of course electrical sockets for all the equipment.
Spa / Salon Equipment Budget
Before digging into your budget, you should do your homework. Check out spa equipment suppliers online and off. Always check the supplier’s reputation, not only price. What service contracts they offer warranties, delivery times, etc. Is it better to buy, rent or lease equipment? Tip: don’t choose only by the best price!
If you are ordering a lot of equipment at once, try to find a supplier that has many of the items on your list to get a better deal.
A lot of the spa equipment is very big, however today you can find smaller machines that do the same job and are much more visually appealing to your customers. All of the equipment should be ergonomically compliant, comfortable for your customers, easy to use and clean for your staff. Everything in your spa should be looked at from the point of view of the customer. Remember your customers are coming to be pampered and to be cared for, the ambiance of the treatment rooms is a major factor for return customers.
Try the equipment that you want to purchase. Make sure that there are demos that you can take part in and that the supplier’s hold courses on updated treatments using their equipment
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