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Hair Salon Layout: 5 Floor Plan Ideas


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 Hair Salon Layout: 5 Floor Plan Ideas

Whether you are redesigning and renovating your salon or you are opening a new salon space, you’re probably thinking a lot about potential layouts and floor plans.

A salon’s floor plan and layout should be held in high regard as they essentially determine the flow of your salon. Creating a floor plan and layout is much more than deciding where decor goes or how to place the receptionist desk. You need to take a long look at how your employees and clients will move about your salon and the kind of layout they will need. If you start your salon with a layout that isn’t conducive to your business and people, you will have a space that doesn’t allow growth or fluidity.

But how do you choose the perfect salon layout and floor plan? Well, you have come to the right place because we are going to show you exactly what you need to consider and salon layout ideas that are perfect for most salon spaces.

Important Factors to Consider When Determining a Salon Layout

As you begin to create a layout, keep these considerations top of mind.

  • The size of your salon space
  • The shape of your salon’s shop floor
  • The dimensions of each wall (height and width)
  • The type of salon furniture and stations you want
  • The kinds of furniture that would fit best in your salon
  • How you will be storing hair salon supplies around your salon
  • The number of clients and employees you plan to have in your salon on any given day
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5 Salon Layout Floor Plans

These are some of the salon layout floor plans that we find to be most conducive and flexible for business.

1. Wall to Wall

If you want your salon to feel and look spacious, you may want to consider leveraging a floor plan that uses every wall as the backdrop to your salon stations. Rather than having free-standing salon stations and chairs in the middle of your shop, you can use wall-mounted stations to open up your salon’s floor plan. This layout works well for all space sizes and needs but favors salons that have more of a square or rectangle space.

2. Center Stage

If you would rather have free-standing, double-sided salon stations in the center of your space, reserving the walls for decor or windows, this floor plan is a great option. Salons with tons of space can use this layout without feeling too cramped. Make sure to keep salon stations spaced out to allow for things like trolleys to help you with organizing hair salon accessories and providing stylists and clients with enough space.

3. Organized Sections

Is your salon’s floor plan more confined or sectioned off with different rooms and coves? If so, you can use this to your advantage by creating different pockets for different services. For example, one wall can have wall-mounted salon stations while another cove can be your backwash area. You can break up your salon into specific areas to keep your space open and accessible.

4. Salon Suite

For salon suites that are on the smaller side, you will need to maximize every inch of your space with portable salon chairs, backwash stations, processors and accessories. Being able to adapt and move your floor plan around is critical to ensuring your business is poised for growth.

 5. Flexible Floor Plans

Like salon suites, every space needs to be able to adapt to any changes and grow with the business. This is one reason why we love flexible floor plans. To create flexible floor plans, use portable salon stations and equipment that can be reconfigured to accommodate new floor plans that are more conducive to your growing business.

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As you begin to see which one of these layouts could work best for your business, it’s always a good idea to ask your employees and clients for feedback. Your people and clients spend a lot of time interacting with your layout and equipment, which means they could shed light on potential upsides and downsides of your salon’s existing or new layout.

Flexibility is key when it comes to running a salon that is poised for growth and having a layout that prioritizes mobility and adaptability is key. No matter which layout you choose, it’s a wise idea to make sure you can shift and shape your layout to meet the needs of your people and clients as your business evolves.


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