The hair and beauty industry, by its very nature, is all about appearance. This means your salon will often be judged on its appearance. Not only this, but social media now makes image a huge selling point of your salon, with stand-out interiors attracting hundreds of Instagram followers. So, make sure your décor is a statement about who you are and what you’re all about

Here at Salons Direct, we love seeing hair, beauty and barbering businesses getting creative with their image – we even have a whole series called Salon Design of the Month where we take a look at some of the most impressive salon interior designs across the country!

So, if you want to pick up some salon decor ideas, take a look at some do’s and don’ts of how to go about decorating yours…

Salon Decorating Ideas

Do: Think of your clientèle

Successful salons have a picture of their ideal customer and then offer services and price points that will attract them. The same applies with your salon design. After upmarket clients? Consider marble counters and chandeliers. Will your chief client type be health and well-being clients looking for massage treatments? Create a tranquil environment with relaxing water features that will sooth your clients during their treatment.

Do: Pick a theme

Again, make sure the design or theme and salon furniture you go for reflects your ideal clientèle. For example, an uber trendy city professional will have different tastes to a middle aged lady in a rural village. Depending on which you are going for, decorate accordingly.

The lists are endless but here are a few popular salon design ideas you might like…

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1. Pretty in Pink

Pastel, Millennial pink is a hugely popular salon decor trend at the moment. Super soft and feminine, Instagram is booming with images of salons with these girly tones – like Rose & Wild’s instantly recognisable salon interior. Try and put your own spin on this design idea so you don’t blend in with the crowd.

2. Floral & Fabulous

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Big and beautiful floral displays are another popular salon decor idea that has been popping up everywhere – from highstreets to Instagram feeds. Not only do they look great in your client’s pictures, but they can also act as a gorgeous centerpiece that your salon becomes known for – like Nails by Annabel’s floral nail bar.

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3. Bold and Beautiful

Bright colours give vibrancy and life to a salon. Go with bold contracts and shapes to create a salon design that really stands out. Pixie Hair & Beauty channeled some retro vibes to give her salon decor some individuality.

4. Eco Elegance

If your salon places importance on your eco credentials, you might want to reflect this in your salon decor. Why not take some salon design ideas from Buller + Rice who are known both for their sustainability and their chic interiors. Bring in plants and soft woods to lift the mood of the room and upcycle items for decor that is both beautiful and keeps in line with your ethics.

5. Trendy and Modern

Keep your salon feeling hip with a modern salon design that appeals to your fashion-conscious clients. Blue Tit salons boasts salon decor inspired by loft apartments of Brooklyn, perfectly nailing the up-and-comping scene of the salon location.

6. Keep it Classic

A salon decor idea that works particularly well in barber shops, why not channel some old-school glamour? Sid Sottung has done just this with his barber shops and academies, creating a design that reflects his own personality while still being appealing to clients and trainee barbers. He used our Lotus Gilmour Barber Chair to complete his salon design.

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Do: Be Creative

In an industry based on expression, don’t be ashamed to show off your creative side. Why not refashion old styling tools? As these pics show, with a bit of TLC, your old equipment can be used to wow your salons and create a talking point.

Not Another Salon Interior

A great example of a salon that is never too scared to be creative is our Salon Design of the Month winner Not Another Salon. Using flair, individuality and (if we may say so) fabulous furniture from Salons Direct, they have created one of the trendiest and most talked about salons in London.


Do: Consider ALL spaces

Everywhere your customer sees is a reflection on your business and needs thought and consideration. You can have the best cutting area in the world yet be let down by a dodgy coffee bar. Keep everywhere consistent, in theme and classy.

Also, don’t forget your outdoor space. Using good signage and an appealing window display is a way of getting people noticing you, talking about you and most importantly, becoming a customer.

Don’t: Be a clutter clogs

A cluttered salon is unorganised, messy, and unprofessional. Exactly what you don’t want a client to think of you or your business. No unloved plants in the window, no five year old magazine and twee ornaments are strictly forbidden.


Don’t: Look dated

A 1950’s themed salon can undoubtedly look the part, but make sure the look is intentional. It is generally a good idea to stay away from retro furniture which can date and age your salon. To futureproof your salon, it is always a good idea to stick with modern styles.



Don’t: Be afraid of art

You may not have the budget for a Rembrant but decals, murals or tasteful posters or prints are a great way to inexpensively add character and mood to your salon.


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Still looking for ideas?

Check out our previous winners of the ‘Salon Design of The Month Awards’ for some AMAZING IDEAS. Not that we like to brag but all of the winners purchased their furniture right here at Salons Direct.

Looking for even more ideas?

How to Design & Plan Your Salon Professionally With Salons Direct

The Best Salon Furniture For All Budgets

Tips for Making Your Salon ‘Instagrammable’

We’ve also got a whole Pinterest board teeming with salon decorating ideas and inspiration.

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