At any given moment, there is a lot happening in a bustling salon. Throughout the day, things can get pretty busy with clients canceling or walking in without an appointment and your hairstylists and staff are probably hustling through the day without cleaning up. Our point? Salons can get pretty messy throughout the day, which can cause poor client experience and keep your staff from doing their jobs to the best of their ability.
So, how do you ensure your salon stays clean and allows your people and clients to have the best experience possible? Easy! You develop a salon cleaning checklist that you can use before the salon opens up, during the shift and then after the salon closes.
Having three cleaning checklists ensures that your salon stays in tip-top shape throughout the day. Clean salons boost employee morale and client experience. They also make it easier to buy hair salon supplies and organize inventory so that your salon is never running low on supplies.
If you’re looking for salon cleaning checklists, keep reading to see how you can leverage these checklists throughout the day.
Before the Shift Hair Salon Cleaning Checklist
In order to have a clean salon throughout the day, it’s essential to start the day off with a fully stocked and clean space. Here are some cleaning and organizing tasks to prioritize before the salon opens.
Sweep the floors
Wipe down all equipment with sanitizing wipes
Dust off retail shelves and products
Make sure the waiting room is tidy
Stock coffee, water and other amenities for guests in the waiting area
Opening the salon with a clean and organized space will help the space stay tidy, but you may need to prioritize cleaning in between clients in order to keep things running smoothly. Here are some midday salon cleaning checklist tasks to complete.
Organize the reception area, including the waiting room and receptionist desk
Reorganize retail products that may have been picked up and misplaced
Replace inventory for products and supplies that are running low
Run a load of laundry to clean used towels and capes
Replace towels in the wash area
Check-in with stylists and staff to see if any stations need to be cleaned or organized
Replace and refresh water and other amenities and treats for guests
Sweep the floors
End of Day Hair Salon Cleaning Checklist
By the end of the day, you may still have a salon that needs to be deep cleaned, but at least the mess and disorganization will be maintained throughout the day. By utilizing a cleaning checklist before the salon opens and midway through the work shift, you will find that the salon is much cleaner. This makes it so that your staff won’t have to clean too much by the end of the night. And even if your staff misses some items on the cleaning checklist, your staff in the morning will be able to make the salon spotless once they use their pre-opening checklist. Here are some cleaning duties to check off your list after the salon has closed.
Sweep the floor
Mop the floor
Sanitize and wipe down all salon equipment including salon chairs, salon stations, wash area chairs, the receptionist desk, waiting room furniture and processing area equipment
Deep clean salon bathroom and employee breakroom
Replace bathroom paper products like toilet paper, paper towels and tissues
Wash all dirty towels and place them in the dryer before closing down the salon to avoid mildew
Fold towels that were washed earlier in the day
Wipe down all salon station mirrors
Organize retail products and shelves
Tidy the reception and waiting area
If the salon has a kitchen, make sure dishes are cleaned and put away