If you are a salon suite owner, the Fall is an excellent time of year to refresh and restart, especially if you have had a hectic summer. In our last blog, we shared why fall is a great time to launch specials and highlight services and some ideas to boost sales. Fall is also a great time to organize your salon suite rental before the holiday season arrives. Chances are, the next few holiday months will be business for your salon business, so it’s vital to get ahead by organizing things.
At Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa, we offer beautiful, spacious salon suite rentals that are perfect for established beauty professionals. One of the best things about being a salon professional at Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa is the freedom to customize your salon space. Each of our rental salon studios comes fully equipped with the amenities and significant equipment you might need for the organization, including cabinetry and plenty of storage options. From there, you are free to customize your studio in any way you, please. Today’s post will look at tips to help you keep your salon space organized.
It’s time to summon your inner Marie Kondo and toss anything that doesn’t spark joy. If you have clutter or anything unnecessary hanging around in your salon suite, get rid of it. Especially when you are busy, it can be easy for clutter to accumulate in your salon space. Not only does it look unprofessional, but it can also be a significant distraction. According to a study conducted by Princeton University a few years ago, excessive items in your surroundings or work space can negatively impact your ability to focus and process information, something you don’t want to happen when you are with your clients! Take a look at your workspace. Is there anything you don’t need, don’t use, or aren’t producing any joy or value to your work? If so, consider donating, passing it on to a friend, or trashing it. You may be surprised at how good you feel once you get rid of all the clutter you don’t need. This great opportunity to donate to charity and upgrade old styling tools. As Marie says in her book, The Act of Tidying Up, “tidying orders and relaxes the mind.”
Make Sure Everything Has A Place
Once you rid your salon space of clutter, you will want to ensure that everything has a place. Having various items sprawled out all over the place only creates clutter, which you just worked on eliminating. Instead, ensure that you take advantage of every cabinet and drawer in your salon suite and that these spaces are also staying organized. Once you have a space for your items, ensure you do everything you can to maintain organization, including putting them away as soon as you use them.
Use Available Vertical Space
Of course, you should utilize the storage options already available in your salon space rental. However, you may face challenges when displaying retail products and other decor appealingly. When displaying your products, take advantage of the available vertical space to avoid making your salon suite appear cluttered or condensed. Add modern shelving to the walls to give your products a home. Be sure to add some decor to the shelving, like a plant picture, to add some style to the space.
Clean Up Your Scheduling
Scheduling is a vital part of being a salon suite owner. Proper scheduling will help you stay organized and on top of your hairstyling game! Whether you use an online scheduler or prefer the old-fashioned appointment book, it is crucial that your scheduling stays organized and as efficient as possible. If you know that there are certain times when you work slower or specific clients that will require more time, make sure you are scheduling long enough gaps in between appointments. You’ll also want to make sure you have time to clean up, put things away, and take some time to breathe before your next appointment, and proper scheduling can make that possible.
Create A Relaxing and Refreshing Environment
In one of our recent blogs, we shared ways to elevate your clients’ experiences: to create an atmosphere in your salon suite that reflects how you want your clients to feel. This can be done by adding specific decor, hanging soft string lights, playing relaxing music, or offering your clients refreshments. Whatever you do, the goal should be to create a space you love and want to be in every day. To quote our tidy friend, Marie again, who we may or may not be obsessed with, “Cherish the things you love. Cherish yourself.”
Following these simple tips, you can organize your salon space and business for the upcoming holiday season.
Looking For A Salon Suite For Rent?
Are you a beauty professional looking to rent a salon suite? If so, Mattison Avenue Salons & Spa has you covered! We have many available salon spaces for rent that could be just what you need to take your business to new heights. Interested in learning more? Contact us!