If there is one look that never goes out of style for barber shops, it is the vintage barber shop vibe! In fact, you could say that traditional barber shops are becoming more popular than ever, with wet shaves, beard trims and suave hair cuts no longer being a thing of the past.
So, how do you go about creating your own traditional barber shop? First of all, getting your decor right is essential. Here at Salons Direct, we’ve tried to make finding your own vintage barber chairs and furniture easy by rounding our top pieces that would look perfect in a traditional shop…
Our Best Vintage Barber Chairs
Finding the perfect vintage barber chairs for your shop can be hard – yes, you want them to look the part, but they also need to be comfortable and functional for a modern client, too. We’ve got some fantastic options here for you, all with a classic or retro feel, plus all the features you need to work at the best of your ability.
Lotus Gilmour Vintage Barber Chair
The Lotus Gilmour is one of our bestselling vintage barber chairs. You may have spotted them recently in Sid Sottung’s Salon Design of the Month Feature, where they were used to create a traditional American barber shop feel, along with upcycled furniture and vintage wall prints.
While the ornate silver design provides a vintage feel, the padded seats and headrest also ensure comfort for modern day barbering clients. It’s also available in three colours – black, red and green – so you can match it to your colour scheme perfectly.
Lotus Eastwood Vintage Barber Chair
There’s a reason so many barber shops love the Eastwood! This design combines a traditional vintage barber chair with just a hint of modernity. The diamond quilted stitching and contrast trim recall that classic era perfectly, while the high-shine chrome base keeps them up to date.
You can see them here in Dutton’s Barber Shop, where they blend in perfectly with a monochrome colour scheme, or below at Blak Bear Barbering, sitting seamlessly along their grand Chesterfield sofa.
Lotus Raleigh Vintage Barber Chair
The retro feel of the Raleigh is ideal if you are looking for a vintage barber chair for a 60’s style shop. Available in both brown and black, the contrasting white seat is perfect for nailing the old-school vibe, or just bringing a classic twist to your modern decor. As with all our barber furniture, it is functional as well as stylish, featuring a hook for clippers, trimmers and towels, plus a hydraulic pump lift.
Vintage Barber Poles
Every vintage barber shop needs the classic rotating barber pole by the door! The barber pole is a tradition that actually dates back to surgeons of the middle ages, but are now mostly associated with 1950s American barbers.
Here at Salons Direct, we sell a range of classic red, white and blue rotating barber poles, which are perfect for vintage style barber shops. Choose which size you would like and hang it outside your door as a nod to the legacy of the barbering craft.
Vintage Barber Shop Furniture
Vintage barber furniture can be hard to come by, as you need to be sure it provides enough storage space, plus has room for backwash sinks to be plumbed in. At Salons Direct, we’ve got some perfect vintage style units for you to choose from that will set the tone without losing out on functionality.
Lotus Cuba Barber Unit Dark Wood
Pair a vintage barber chair with our Lotus Cuba Barber Unit in dark wood to create a sleek decor. The dark wood finish has a real masculine feel to it, with cube shelves to display your styling products or some decorative items to create even more of a vibe. It is also incredibly convenient, too, featuring a porcelain sink with shower fittings, storage drawers and a cupboard for your waste bin.
Lotus Ruben Mirror Unit Dark Wood
Our next recommended piece of vintage barber furniture is our Lotus Ruben Mirror Unit, again in a dark wood finish. The deep toned wood certainly has a vintage feel to it, while the drawers and shelves give you plenty of space to organise and display your favourite items. With some retro lighting and artwork, we think this barbering unit will do the job perfectly.
Lotus Urban Trolley
If you need any extra storage space or something portable to take between stations, our Lotus Urban Trolley could be ideal. It will blend in seamlessly with your vintage barber shop furniture, with antique metal edges, distressed mock croc finish and retro Union Jack and American flag prints on the drawers. The pull out tray is perfect for resting your favourite clippers, too, while your barber shop grooming products can be neatly tidied away.
Looking for more vintage barber chairs and furniture? See our full range of barber furniture – or, check out all of our barbering supplies!
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