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How to set up your at-home salon

Setting up your at-home salon can be a fantastic way to establish your freelance business and offer a comfortable, personalized experience for your clients. Here's a breakdown of the essentials you'll need when creating the perfect at-home salon, tailored to different beauty and grooming professions.

For the Nail Tech

  • Nail Station: Ensure you have a dedicated nail station that allows you to work comfortably and see all the finer details.
  • Nail Lamp: Invest in a reliable nail lamp for precise work and for showcasing your nail creations on social media.
  • Pedicure Chair: If you offer pedicures, consider a chair with an integrated manicure platform for multitasking.
  • Storage: Keep your space tidy with storage solutions and shelves for displaying your product brands.
  • Retail Space: If you retail products, create an area for customers to browse your offerings.

For the Hairdresser

  • Styling Chair: Choose a comfortable and easy-to-clean styling chair that complements your salon's aesthetic.
  • Wash Basin: Have a wash basin for rinsing treatments and providing clients with a comfortable experience.
  • Towels: Stock up on various towels, including fluffy, luxe ones and disposable options.
  • Mirrors: Mirrors are essential for showcasing your clients' hair and evaluating your work.
  • Scissors, Mixing Bowls, and Foils: Ensure you have high-quality scissors, plenty of mixing bowls, and foils for color work.

For the Beauty Therapist

  • Bed: Invest in a comfortable bed that suits your services, whether it's waxing, brows, massages, or facials.
  • Couch Roll: Maintain cleanliness with an ample supply of couch roll to keep surfaces clean.
  • Waxing and Facial Supplies: Stock up on wax heaters, mixing pots, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and oils based on your beauty services.

For the Makeup Artist

  • Makeup Station: Your makeup station should provide excellent lighting for precise work and detailed areas.
  • Mirrors: Ensure you have mirrors for client feedback and a trolley for makeup applicators and supplies.

Finishing Touches

  • Create a Luxurious Atmosphere: Add special touches like aromatherapy candles, flowers, and a carefully chosen color scheme to create a luxurious ambiance.
  • Social Media Presence: Make your space stylish and Instagram-worthy to encourage clients to share their experience on social media, providing free advertising for your business.

Additional Benefits from Capital

  • Convenient Stock Purchase: Capital offers Click & Collect and next-day online delivery for your stock purchases.
  • Flexible Payment Options: If you choose products from the Black Collection by Capital, you can use Klarna to spread the cost of setting up your salon.

With these essentials and thoughtful touches, you can create a comfortable and inviting at-home salon that will impress your clients and enhance your freelance beauty and grooming business.