This is a sponsored post.
Whether you are thinking about opening a new spa and salon or you’re already an established business, you’re sure to understand the need for maintaining an inventory of spa supplies to set yourself up for success. Keeping yourself ready with all that you need to address the variety of client requests is an essential part of your company’s day-to-day workings.
Here is a list of some of the most common items you should consider keeping around for your successful spa and salon.
Business at Hand
Obviously, you want to be sure you are equipped with everything administrative to keep a smooth flow to your business. This can include:
- Computer: Keeping your payroll, employee files, customer database, and an inventory of spa supplies is much more efficient when using the marvelous advantages of technology. Having a computer or tablet on hand (and the appropriate software for the needs of your business) can increase your efficiency immensely.
- Payment Method: You will want to be prepared to receive payment from your clientele, like a register for those who pay in cash and card swiper for anyone using a debit or credit card.
- Basic Equipment: You can’t really have a salon without such things as chairs, mirrors, a phone, for instance. Sometimes even the smallest items can make the biggest difference in the operation of your company.
Beautifying the Hair
The most basic need of a good salon is often believed to address the beautifying of a client’s hair. Ensuring that you have the supplies to provide excellent service, by stocking an inventory of hair care products such as:
- Shampoo and Conditioner: Clean and healthy hair is a good base for providing the salon experience.
- Coloring: Many men and women enjoy having their hair colored. Keeping a variety of good quality hair dyes is good practice.
- Basic Equipment: Standard supplies for a hair stylist would include scissors, a comb, hair clips, foil, curling irons, hot rollers, hairsprays and mousse and more of the same. If you can imagine a client requesting it, you should give serious consideration to keeping it in your place of business.
Babying the Skin
Many of your customers may come in requesting assistance in giving good care to their skin. Having proper spa supplies means being prepared to address those needs, with cleansers and lotions for example. It’s also important to keep products on hand like single use cotton swabs or gauze pads, gloves, and sponges, as these cotton products have direct contact with a client’s skin and can impact their experience either positively or negatively.
Remember that the single most important thing you can do to set yourself up for success is to stay prepared. Here are some tips to help you in that process:
- Stay organized and aware of what is in your inventory of spa supplies and what needs to be ordered.
- Consider changing market trends or customer suggestions.
- Don’t allow yourself to stay stagnant–but always stay true to who you are.