How to Create an Inviting Salon Space and Station and Promote it

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The configurations of all salons are effectively universal, with a few variations. There are double-sided stations equipped with revolving chairs and mirrors or an open-floor layout consisting of salon chairs and stations lining the walls and down the center of the room. While the design of a salon may feel factory-operated, more business owners consider the ambiance an equally important aspect.

The Aesthetic is Equally Important

An airy, sun-drenched space will feel inviting and is ideal for sharing Instagram stories and showcasing retail products.

Maximizing your salon space is optimal for a salon owner, especially if they’re striving to rent out a lot of stations and ultimately book many appointments.

Filling up each station with potential clients can be achieved through a compelling marketing strategy or staying active on the salon’s social media platform. Sharing hairstyles, cuts, and nails on social media channels, like Tik Tok and Instagram, is the most effective tool.

Salon owners taking beauty appointments, including cuts and hair styling, must consider the venue’s presentation and each station at their hair salons. Ensuring happy customers convert to loyal customers can be achieved.

The Experience and a Creative Staff

Joining forces with a creative team and designing a stunning physical salon will secure potential customers and increase retail sales. Salon owners are striving to create an experience. Having strategic marketing plans and timely marketing tools can help boost awareness. The branding will help the salon business stand out from other nearby salons.

In this post, the White Room Brooklyn salon posts pristine-looking, almost-too-tidy products and product samples against a clean white wall. Their social media content consistently features hairstyles, finished or in progress in overly exposed photos, and impeccably styled products.



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Lake Oswego Luxury Hair Salon’s social media posts don’t necessarily defy convention with its inspirational quotes weaved throughout their social media. Still, they understand that their target audience is youthful and looking for layers, trendy styles, and blonding highlights. This post boasts a gleaming station with an al fresco view.


An Elegant Nail Salon


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Nail Pro Magazine shares exclusive deals and acts as a platform for salons. In this post, they share a sleek, elegant nail salon that shows off a row of emerald green and gold framed chairs. While this aesthetic is a far cry from the bleached white walls, it appeals to patrons looking for a luxury experience coupled with talented nail artists.


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Renting a Space

If you’re a stylist or nail artist working at a salon that rents out private rooms, use all your resources to draw in clients. Research color palettes, patterns, soothing colors and furniture arrangements, and quality products that will make your clients feel comfortable.

You are your own boss when you rent a space, so while the venue is not entirely in your control, you can embellish your station, so your client can see the personalization and how it reflects in your work.

A Checklist for Marketing and Promoting

Here’s a checklist of items you can include in your marketing and social media strategy when promoting your services:

  • Offer one-time complimentary services to loyal customers who refer five new clients.
  • Offer promotional offers on new products during the holidays when you need to move an extensive inventory.
  • Include motivational quotes on your social media platforms.
  • Give exclusive offers to clients who schedule routine appointments and refer clients regularly.

Customizing Your Station

It’ll certainly help to trick out your space with quality products. Does your area feel cozy or too confined? The color palettes you choose can open a room or make it feel smaller. Do you have access to a window or a glass door? Ask your client if they prefer to face the mirror the whole time or if they want to look out of the window.

When designing your station, consider how all your clients will feel when they walk inside the room. Every space or venue has a vibe, and you want your vibe to feel welcoming and orderly.

Managing Expectations

Keep notes on your clients. You’ll have a roster of clients who come in every 4 to 6 weeks with routine maintenance cuts and colors, and you’ll have clients with long-term hair goals.

Do you have a client with dark black hair yearning for golden tresses? There’s a safer and slower way to achieve this result if your client is looking for a more holistic approach. Note-taking is essential, so you can recall everything from your client’s perfect hair color and style to the toner you used on their highlight that achieved satisfactory results.

Are you searching for a path to a career in cosmetology? Check out the Evergreen Beauty College course program, flexible student scheduling, and alums’ testimonials that detail their experience.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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