Tips and Tricks when Buying Salon Equipment
The best way to know what to purchase, how to purchase and why an equipment needs to be purchased rests entirely on what services a beauty salon plans to provide as well as the knowledge on how and what clients need and would want to spend for.
Due to this reason, this guide isn’t a completely surefire walkthrough to purchasing salon equipment, and you should tailor your purchases to your needs.
1. Salon Equipment?
Beauty salon equipment covers a whole vast of terms, products and services each with its own unique functions. It also caters to an entire array of specialized needs that are distinct to the beauty salon industry some of which are hair styling, cutting, outfitting; nail care, nail spa; tanning solutions.
Basic salon equipment ranges from the inexpensive to extravagant. Start-up salon ventures may find the less pricey salon equipments a better option than the costly ones. For an experienced salon owner, however, equipment that is a bit more expensive may be more beneficial.
2. Don’t Discount Discounts
Salon equipment offered at discount prices includes both used and new equipment. It is important to do research on the supplier offering discounts. There are suppliers who sometimes use the word discount just to reel in customers, but there are also valid suppliers who offer equipments at discounted prices because they were able to make purchases in bulk from factories.
Such discounted salon equipments usually are of good quality and price. The key is to check how reputable the supplier is. If there is no doubt to their claim, avail of their discount and benefit from it.
3. Strike a Finance Or Leasing Deal
It won’t hurt if you try. Usually, there are suppliers who offer finance options to customers who they think are qualified enough to receive it. The benefit of making smaller monthly payments is a big advantage especially to those just testing the waters of the beauty salon business.
A financing option or a leasing option deal is a great and convenient way to pay in staggered and sometimes in monthly smaller amounts while at the same time enjoying the benefits of an on-going business.
4. The New and The Used are both Beautiful
One service a beauty salon provides is catered specifically to the hair. There are various equipments needed to ensure that the hair-care service offered is carried out efficiently. Because of the varied apparatus needed for hair care, it is not necessarily important that each piece is new.
Basic functional equipments such as styling chairs, mirrors, display racks, trolley carts should be of good quality and need not be too expensive or new. What is vital is that they serve their purpose and coordinate well with the brand new ones. Choosing used equipments that are in good condition is a great as well as an intelligent investment.
5. Test the equipments
Make sure that prior to actually purchasing an equipment, all the mechanisms, nooks, nuts, bolts, crannies and electrical parts are in working condition. Do not forget to ask the supplier about – and if they have – return and exchange policies. If there is no such policy present, do not be afraid to search elsewhere until you find someone that does.
Establishing contacts and inquiring where suppliers get their equipments could point towards a good salon equipment deal.
6. The Wholesale Yard
There are a lot of advantages in buying wholesale. Because wholesale suppliers have a variety of brands and equipments in their possession, buyers have a whole wide of options to choose from. Wholesale suppliers usually have a huge inventory and more often than not offer intensely low discounts because of the way they purchase equipments – by the bulk.
There is also an extremely high probability that wholesalers offer beauty salon equipments as clearance because of the number of equipments in their possession and with their need to liquidate the items as soon as possible. It is an excellent solution for them as well as a great benefit to those buying salon equipment.