Christmas party season is upon us and is one of the busiest times of year for salons. With a schedule packed full of party goers, you need to make sure you are prepped and ready to pull out all the stops!
So, we’ve put together a list of all the hairdressing electricals, nail lamps, beauty equipment and more that every salon needs to get through this busy period with minimum fuss – along with some general tips for dealing with any influx of extra bookings.
Is Your Salon Ready For Christmas Party Season?
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!
Glitterbels UV/LED Lamp
Here at Salons Direct, we are so excited to stock the fantastic range of Glitterbels acrylic powders and gel polish, which – along with their top quality nail brushes, nail tips and nail buffers – are perfect for creating stunning party looks.
Coming into stock very soon, we also have the Glitterbels UV/LED Lamp. Perfect for mobile nail technicians, just two hours charging time gives you four hours of constant use. Compatible with Glitterbels Gel Polish, your clients are sure to come back after one of these manicures!
Profile Gellux LED PRO-Lamp
The best selling Profile Gellux LED PRO-Lamp is very popular with nail salons and will come in extremely handy during party season. Designed for use with Gellux’s extensive range of gel polishes, your clients can be spoiled for choice when they come to you for their festive manicures.
Nails can be cured in speedy 30, 60 or 90 second intervals, with easy to operate controls to help you keep your cool when your appointment book is bursting.
Babyliss PRO Triple Barrel Waver
This Christmas, you’re sure to get a queue of clients looking for those gorgeous soft waves worthy of the red carpet! For longer hair, the Babylis PRO Triple Barrel Waver will be a godsend.
Whether it’s to create soft tousled texture or vintage waves, you can get smooth, shiny results in no time with this styler. With ultra-fast heat up and 25 heat settings, get ready to impress your clients.
Ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong
Curls are a party season staple, so every salon needs to have a top quality and reliable curling tong on hand.
Ghd needs little introduction here, as they are known far and wide for their excellent hair electricals. The Ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong features a 26mm barrel for versatile use on hair lengths and hair types. The ceramic coated surface heats up evenly to a perfect 180°C, which will automatically turn off if left unattended for 30 minutes – so you don’t have to worry about forgetting about it when you’re switching between tasks.
Ghd Gold Styler
Diva Digital Wand
A hair wand is sure to get put through its paces during party season! Whether it’s for tumbling waves or a textured updo, these versatile tools can create all your client’s favourite looks.
Not only does the Diva Digital Wand heat up ultra fast, but its argan oil barrel promises smooth and shiny results. The cool tip minimises risk of burns when you’re in a hurry, plus there is a choice of barrel widths available, too.
Procare 3rd Generation 247 Machine
Do you find it too time consuming to cut your foils to perfection for every client? If so, the Procare 3rd Generation 247 Machine could be perfect. Add in your roll of foil and this handy device will trim and fold it to your specification.
Great at any time of year, this is a fantastic addition to your salon during busy periods, giving you a real helping hand when it comes to applying your hair colour.
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.
Glamcor Classic Elite LED Eyelash Extension Lamp
Semi permanent lashes are hugely popular at the moment – as we are sure beauty salons and lash technicians will know! If you feel like you need to upgrade your beauty lamp, the Glamcor Classic Elite LED Eyelash Extension Lamp is a great choice.
Lightweight and with a portable carry bag, mobile beauty technicians will love this lamp, which is easy to assemble and can be packed away with no need for a ‘cool down’ period. If you have time, it also offers the perfect lighting for snapping a photo of your work when you are done!
StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer
For makeup artists, there is no doubt that party season can offer a real boost to bookings! So, when you have back-to-back clients, you need to make sure you can clean your makeup brushes quickly and conveniently to get ready for next appointment.
The StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer does just what you need. Simply attach any brush handle with a diameter of between 5mm – 30mm to the brush cleaner, and you can clean and dry the bristles in seconds – and have them ready to be used straight away.
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.
Alternatively, browse the full range of Wahl cordless clippers and trimmers.
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.
Are you ready for Christmas party season in your salon? Shop salon supplies today and have them ready to use tomorrow with our Next Day Delivery.
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