HAIR Salon Opening#HAIR When salon owner Inny Kaur decided to open her second location, she decided it was a no-brainer to come back to Capital to get everything she needed. Here Inny shares the process.
What was your aim when it came to the look of this Salon?
I wanted to create a fresh, bright and modern salon; it needed to be eye-catching and stand out from the other salons in the area.
Did you have a clear idea of the actual look, colour scheme, etc?
We wanted to transfer elements of our first salon across; we used Salon Ambience equipment from Capital back in 2014 when opening our Beckenham salon, and the furniture has become part of our brand identity – our customers love it! It’s practical and comfortable and the rose gold colour scheme really makes a statement. This time around we opted for Aviator Nickel, a beautifully soft grey, as our signature colour, and, as we were so happy with the look and feel of the furniture we purchased previously, we stuck to that same specification. Everything is from Salon Ambience, including the luxury wash point with electric leg rest and the square chairs, and we’ve also added the Natalie makeup and threading chair, alongside the Las Vegas makeup unit.
What was the biggest challenge you faced?
The positioning of the wash basins and maximising the space. Capital created a salon plan to show us how we could turn a four-position salon, with two wash units and a small beauty room into a nine-position space with three wash units and a dedicated colour/makeup area, as well as a waiting area for four people!
Did you have a definite budget in mind? Did you stick to it?
We did, and we opted to finance the equipment via Capital’s finance company, Shire; this really helped, particularly with so many immediate expenses such as legal, building and marketing to deal with. Using their finance company meant that we were able to get exactly what we wanted.
How did the Capital team help you when it came to making your vision a reality?
The service was second to none; it was clear that the team was dedicated to making the project happen for us. Our builders, Gazelle Electrical, were given everything they needed, from drawings and plans to fitting instructions. The whole refit was completed in 10 days and the transformation was spectacular.
Top tip for someone wanting to revamp their salon?
Make an appointment to see one of Capital’s Salon Furniture Specialists at their showrooms. Also consider financing the furniture – it really helped us and the finance team at Shire couldn’t have been more helpful in making the process simple, easy and quick.
Location: Petts Wood, Orpington