Christmas party season is upon us and is one of the busiest times of year for salons. You’ve got schedules full of guys and girls heading out to celebrate the end of the year, so you have to make sure you’re prepped and ready to go – which includes having all the necessary hairdressing electricals and products on hand.
Take a look below at some of the essential items you need to ensure your clients see the year out with a bang, as well as some general tips for dealing with the influx of extra bookings.
Is Your Salon Ready For Christmas Party Season 2018?
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hairdryer
When the temperature drops outside, you can turn up the heat in your salon with the Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hairdryer. Said to be the hottest hairdryer on the market, it can cut drying time by over 30%, which can be incredibly useful if you’ve got a packed schedule and don’t have time for appointments running late.
This 2400W hair dryer also features “powerful ionic technology” to condition the hair to leave it shiny, healthy and manageable – all important qualities when hitting the town on a night out.
Parlux Advance Light Ionic + Ceramic Black Hairdryer
Another fantastic hairdryer here, the Parlux Advance Hairdryer is a lightweight option, making it very easy to use. It also features ionic ceramic technology, producing static-free, healthy hair, and it even has a built-in silencer, reducing noise and giving you more chance to chat with your clients.
It’s also available in a number of funky, eye-catching colours if you want to stand out from the crowd!
Electric Head Jog Titanium VIBE Straightener
Top quality straighteners are an absolute necessity for any hairdresser, and you can’t go far wrong with these Electric Head Jog Titanium VIBE straighteners. They’re super quick to heat up, ideal for busy salons, and have a digital temperature control ranging from 80°c to 230°c, allowing you to use them on a variety of hair types to create a wider range of styles.
They also feature unique vibrating plates that allowing the hair to pass through effortlessly without tugging or pulling, and being made from titanium, the plates are lightweight and distribute heat evenly so you don’t get pesky hotspots.
Wahl Super Taper Clippers
Ensure your clipper work is precise and neat with the Wahl Super Taper Clippers, the UK’s best-selling mains clipper. It comes with a blade guard, 4 comb attachments (sizes 1-4), flat top comb, clipper oil, and a cleaning brush, giving you everything you need.
Ideal for all clipper work on both men’s and women’s hair, you can never go wrong with Wahl, and right now if you buy with the Wahl Super Trimmer, you save £10.
Quite simply, it’s a modern classic product and one that’ll get the job done and last the distance.
When buying all your hairdressing essentials, you get 15% off orders over £100 – just use code: JINGLE at checkout.
Christmas salon tips
As well as bringing you some of the best products around to ensure your clients’ hair shines like the North Star this Christmas, we’ve also got some great advice to keep your salon running like clockwork…
Don’t overbook yourself
It’s always great having a full salon, but you don’t want to overstretch yourself. You might hear the sound of cash registers in your head, but if you try and cram in too many appointments then the standard is likely to drop, clients won’t receive the level of required level of service, and staff will end up stressed.
Look after your staff
During busy periods, it’s only natural that staff may need to work longer and more often, and for this reason, it’s essential that they’re well looked after – mentally and physically.
Ensure they take breaks so they stay fresh and aren’t on their feet all day, and if you notice that they’ve done a good job or been working particularly hard, then let them know – you’d be surprised at how much such a gesture could mean.
Keep on top of cleanliness and hygiene
During busy times, it can be all too easy to let standards slip, especially when it comes to maintaining a clean and hygienic salon. However, it’s imperative you take the time to ensure the floors, surfaces and equipment are clean – even if you’re running slightly behind, clients would prefer you take a couple of extra minutes to clean and tidy rather than have their hair done in a messy or dirty salon.
Maximise retail revenue
While your top priority is to provide your clients with an unforgettable experience in your salon, it can’t hurt to try and maximise your retail revenue at the same time, and Christmas is the perfect time to do this. Using POS displays on the counter, you can feature the products you’ve used on a client’s hair or products they need to maintain it, as well as hair and beauty gifts sets they could give as gifts.
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