The atmosphere of a hair and beauty salon is an important one. It’s effective to think about how your space comes across for the clients that walk through your doors. Customer experience is key and contributes to the enjoyment that they have, which ultimately will encourage them to come back to the salon.
With that being said, here are some helpful hair and beauty salon lighting ideas.
Incorporate different lighting options
Don’t just stick with one type of lighting. From floor lights, table lamps to ceiling fixtures, try to vary what you have available. There’s also different designs and structures of light that will influence how the lighting lights up the space.
For example, you may want hanging lights that have a tinged bulb to create a rustic and warm vibe to the space. Alternatively, you may want to add lampshades to some of your lighting in order to reflect the design of the shades onto the room itself.
By incorporating different lighting options, you’ll make the spaces more interesting. From the massage rooms for your beauty clients to the wash stations in the hair section of the venue.
Play around with colour
Colour can influence how the customer feels when in the salon. Certain colours influence a particular mood and so you want to consider colour rendering. Giving your lighting some colour can be a welcome change to the harsh, clinical white light that some venues tend to choose.
The colours you pick also depend on your branding as a business. For example, you may want something that’s a bit more moody and so more ambient lighting is needed, along with darker colour choices.
Play around with colour and don’t be afraid to try new colour arrangements that you perhaps haven’t explored before.
Position lighting to eliminate shadow
Shadow will often make the space feel darker and less inviting, which is not what you want when attracting new clients. Many of your clients can often be those that walk in or past your salon prior to booking. With that said, it’s a good idea to position your lighting to eliminate any shadow so that every square inch of your salon is lit appropriately enough.
Take a look at your space currently and see where there might be shadows. This can easily be addressed by re-positioning your lighting or incorporating some more light where you see fit.
Use natural light where possible
Natural light is the best type of lighting out there and it’s something that you want to incorporate as best as you can. Not every venue is going to have the benefit of natural lighting from all angles, if any. So, if your space doesn’t see a lot of daylight, you can always use light bulbs that mimic natural lighting instead.
If you happen to have natural lighting, make sure your windows and doors aren’t blocked by anything that will restrict it from coming in.
These tips and tricks should contribute to a more welcoming atmosphere for your salon. After all, your customers’ happiness is essential for them to become loyal and returning customers.