Hairdressers Journal
Hairdressers Journal


By Design

1. Say spa

Everyone has been dreaming about wellness trips during lockdown, so why not bring a touch of spa to your salon with the Pietranera Fable Shampoo Bed? Now clients can lie on a bed with a heated mattress, jet massage and LED side windows which can be used to brighten up your salon or display your salon’s name. Available from Salon Supplies. List price from £4,053+VAT; Offer price £3,648+VAT

2. Industrial chic

One look that continues to be at the forefront of interior trends is modern industrial. Block shapes, heavy black frames and copper light pendants are some of the key features we’re seeing in salons. Softened with circular mirrors and light wood at The Haus of Cult salon, the Takumi range features a contemporary metal box frame detail and the Takumi Yu Styling Chair perfectly complements the modern interior.

Available from Aston and Fincher from £395.

3. Set in stone

Marble, granite and quartz are 2021’s choice for designer kitchens – and it’s no different for salons. Think of how luxurious and decadent natural stone will look and feel in your salon.

Why not feature it in your backwash? The BOLD from Pahi Barcelona is shown in one of the new Marmo finishes. There’s a wide range of luxury quality fabric choices too. Just think how relaxed your clients will feel if they start their salon journey here. The basins are fully tilting to minimise neck strain and there’s an anti-drip system fitted as standard. 

Available from Albert Ewan. Prices start from £1,895+VAT, full massage features from £2,895+VAT and the Marmo marble finish is £595 extra.

4. Colour pop

Don’t be afraid to make a statement with colour whether it’s with a feature wall, a bright styling chair or your backwash unit. Look how cool these AYALA Rialto Backwash Units look. With an adjustable footrest and a Shiatsu massage option clients will be delighted. Plus, the Rialto can also be converted into a two, three or multi-person sofa depending on the size of your salon.

Visit the website for the latest prices.

5. High shine

Metallic furniture will always have a place in a salon – it’s easy to clean and looks smart.

The silvery metallic family of metals, which include nickel, chrome, aluminium and stainless steel, continue to be the most used finishes for kitchens and bathrooms. The Takara Belmont D Stool Aluminium is a smooth-running stool that’s available in brushed aluminium or with a transparent acrylic seat. It is height-adjustable, features a hydraulic-sprung seat and sits on five transparent resin smooth-running castors.

Available at Moda from only £278 (while stocks last).

6. Customisation is key

When you redesign a living room the sofa is the key part of your design ethos so it makes sense to design your salon around the styling chairs. Many salons leave furniture decisions late and don’t always take lead times into account, which can result in limited options based on availbility. Takara Belmont’s national sales manager Katie Wrighton explains: “With so many colours, upholstery textures and custom design options, such as contrasting piping and, in the case of some chairs, footrest and accessory options, every chair can be carefully customised to give it a unique and distinctive look. Other customisable features like hydraulic and motorised bases allow salons to tailor the service experience and elevate levels of luxury.”

Discover customisable options at or call 020 7515 0333. 

7. 1970s styles

From catwalks to TV shows such as The Serpent, 1970s style reigns supreme. In terms of furniture think velvet finishes, colours like burnt umber and forest green and boxy-style furniture, like the REM Colorado 21. Launched in March 2021, this statement styling chair is available in 21 fabric finishes so you can choose the colour that best suits your salon’s décor and it carries a three-year warranty. 

Available from REM, prices start from around £355+VAT.

8. The new neutrals

Gone are the days when neutrals were called beige and magnolia – now it’s more evocative names like Farrow and Ball’s Elephant’s Breath. Salon owners who choose from a more neutral palette for the key pieces give themselves the option to work their furniture into a range of salon themes.

The Beauty to Perfection salon in Musselburgh, Scotland opted for the Lotus Murray Styling Chair in Caramel (also available in black) to go with its pink pampering paradise.

Available from Salons Direct, £240+VAT.

9. Extreme comfort

From squishy sofas to plush chairs, consumers are after indulgent comfort from their living rooms – particularly after all that lockdown lounging around. What better way to make your salon a home-from-home experience than with the Takara Belmont Espoir ESL Wash Unit.

Available from Better Salon Supplies at £3,999+VAT until 31 May.

10. Statement chairs

Beautifully designed and comfortable – chairs are a must for any home. It’s no different in a salon. The chic but affordable Twiggy Styling Chair from the Maletti Madam Collection is an example of great design with its curves and range of shade options to suit any salon’s scheme. With the option of a disc base, additional booster cushion and a one-off charge for embossed logos, the Twiggy can be personalised for your salon brand too.

Maletti is available from Albert Ewan, normally £645+VAT, now £445+VAT.


These experts prove that there are ways to make your salon redesign process stylish and safe

A showroom with a difference

Visitors can now take an interactive tour around the flagship Salon Supplies store in Southampton and benefit from the new virtual cash and carry service.

Launched in January 2021, the new Virtual Furniture Showroom Tour has been a huge success for both Salon Supplies and its customers.

With the positivity surrounding the current interactive tour the brand has decided to expand its digital offering to include the recently renovated cash & carry store in Southampton. Customers can now walk around, shop and read further information about its range of professional hair and beauty supplies available in the UK.

To look around the virtual space go to

Think clean and calm

Amy Filippaios, founder of salon supplies wholesaler SimplyHair says:

Clients remain anxious about hygiene and safety. Set up a dedicated sanitising area near the entrance and keep cleaning products close-by to reassure them.

You can use your salon interior design to help relax your client and alleviate any concerns by opting for calming and clean greens and earthy tones. Tap into the interiors trend for nature and botanical prints which will enhance feelings of cleanliness and purity and will give a stylish and modern look.

This article appears in the May 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

Click here to view the article in the magazine.
To view other articles in this issue Click here.
If you would like to view other issues of Hairdressers Journal, you can see the full archive here.

This article appears in the May 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal