Starting your own beauty salon? Here’s what you might need

Are you starting a new beauty parlour or hair salon? One of the largest expenses for new ventures in this industry is beauty salon equipment. It’s advisable to make a list of the essential items you need before you start shopping. Once you have a list of the most important equipment and beauty products, you can define your budget to ensure that you have enough cash to set up your salon. You can find affordable beauty salon equipment on Junk Mail.

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Salon stations

Salon stations are an essential part of businesses that specialise in hair and nails. Chairs are a practical aspect of your salon station, however they also form part of the décor and should be stylish and comfortable. Part of the role of beauty treatments is to make your clients feel pampered, which includes creating a relaxing and welcoming ambiance through your décor. You’ll also need to buy mirrors for the salon stations. Storage drawers with tool compartments are another an integral part of workstations.

Hairbrushes, combs and scissors

A hair salon is not complete without the right brushes and combs, and it is advisable to invest in good-quality brushes and combs. You can start by buying a round brush, square brush and wide-tooth comb. Other options include thermal brushes and tail-end combs. You’ll also need top quality scissors to ensure that you offer your clients an outstanding service. You can consider buying trimming scissors, hair clippers and barber scissors.


Basic furniture will make your beauty parlour look and feel welcoming to your clients. It’s advisable to select furniture that is functional as well as stylish. You’ll need carts and trolleys so that you can keep the most essential equipment nearby. Your salon won’t be complete without a reception desk. The reception desk is the first point of contact for clients, so it helps to create a good impression when they enter your salon. The desk that you select will depend on the size of the room as well as your budget. It’s advisable to invest in a few comfy chairs for the waiting area so your clients have a place to sit while they’re waiting for their hair stylist or nail technician. You’ll also need dressing tables and nail technician tables.

Beauty products

Premium beauty products will contribute to the excellent service that you offer to your clients. You’ll need shampoos, conditioners, and styling gels. Serums and mousse are also required for hairdressers to complete their duties. Other products that you’ll need are hair colours and dyes as well as hair-straightening kits. If your salon offers the services of a nail technician, you will also need good-quality products with which to do your client’s nails.

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Hairstyling equipment

Your beauty salon equipment should include the latest hair styling tools. It’s important to keep up with the most recent trends if you want to meet the requirements of your clients. The beauty industry is constantly evolving, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the latest trends. A good starting point is to buy hair straighteners, blow dryers, and diffusers. Hair curlers, hot rollers and curling tongs are also important.


You’ll need to get one washbasin for every three hairdressers working at your salon and it is advisable for the bowls and chairs you use to match. The washbasins you choose should be durable and versatile. You can buy rubber lips and fit them to your basin so that your clients are comfortable when they’re having their hair washed.


If you’re opening a salon, offering one place for clients to get their hair and nails done will help to boost your business. Once you have your hair salon set up, it’s easy to add on a section for manicures and pedicures. You’ll need racks to create pretty displays of the different nail colours that are available. Sanitising stations are important so that you can keep your equipment clean, while drying lamps ensure that your client’s nails dry quickly. Other beauty treatments that you may want to consider adding to your salon include facials, waxing, and massages.

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Now that you have a better idea of what you need to get started, you can look for beauty salon equipment online. With new and used equipment available, you are sure to find what you need at an affordable cost.

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10 Responses

  1. Maurice says:

    I need equipment

  2. Milane Moerane says:

    We need advice on or a list of equipment and products for a beauty Salon in Rustenburg. Pls advise us on where we can get funding

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Milane,

      There are a multitude of places that help people with business loans, including banks. We’d like to suggest that you create a business plan that details exactly what you want to do and make an appointment with an institute after you’ve done extensive research.

      Kind regards,
      The Junk Mail Blog.

  3. londiwe says:

    Yes I like to start my salon I need material

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Londiwe,

      Please click on the following link for salon equipment for sale on Junk Mail

      Kind regards,
      The Junk Mail Team

  4. Savan Kheni says:

    Good tips to help start a beauty salon.

  5. Ben says:

    Wow I love this

  6. Sarah maboa says:

    Hi i like to start my own hair salon where can i get equipment with less amount

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