Whether you're fitting out a brand-new salon or simply ready to upgrade your tools, we've got all the information you need to choose the right electrical tools for you!
Styling using high quality, professional electrical tools is the perfect finishing touch to any hair service. It helps to elevate and showcase the incredible cut and colour you’ve already created. But with so many hot hair tools available, it can be hard to determine which is the best fit for your salon. Our wonderful team of Haircare Group professionals have put together this buying guide to help give you confidence when making your next electrical tools purchase.
CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET
First and foremost, your budget will ultimately dictate what kind of equipment you have available in your salon. If your salon is in its infant stages, or you’re just about to open a salon for the very first time, we recommended starting out with some more affordable options to help kick start your journey. Alternatively, you may be a home hairdresser who specialises in colour and does limited styling, so you may not feel the need to invest too heavily into electrical.
In these cases, Fusion is a great option, with a range of quality electrical tools that are reasonably priced, helping you get the most bang for your buck. The hairdresser preferred Featherjet Plus Ionic Professional Hair Dryer is the crown jewel of the brand, supported by the SlickTouch range of irons, plus many more to discover.
traditional or advanced technology
When deciding which electrical tool is right for you, take into consideration whether you’re after traditional or advanced technology. For more established salons, you may decide it’s time to upgrade your tools to incorporate the more advanced technology that is available to us. With new technology for hair tools being developed all the time, having the latest and greatest in your salon helps to ensure you’re providing the best quality service for your clients.
The new O2 Hypersonic Hair Dryer is ergonomically balanced, light weight and offers the most advanced technology in hair dryers. The brushless motor provides cyclone power air flow and high heat that dries hair up to 35% faster. It’s dual ion emitter reduces frizz and static electricity and produces flawless natural shine for all your drying and styling needs.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR salon’S NEEDS
We know you don’t want tools sitting in drawers, taking up space and gathering dust, so it’s important that you’re only buying the tools your salon actually needs (and ensuring you have enough of those tools that you do need!).
If majority of your clients are requesting blow-dries and blowouts, it’s important to invest in multiple high-quality hair dryers for each station in your salon, to ensure your appointments all run smoothly. We know buying multiple electrical tools at once can be costly, so take advantage of the Special Offers Haircare Group has available.
Alternatively, if you’re undertaking a high volume of bridal or special occasion styling, opting for higher quality straighteners and curling wands is imperative.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR STYLISTS’ NEEDS
We highly recommend talking to your team and getting their input on the tools they need. Your stylists will have preferences on which types of electrical tools they prefer, including which brands and models help them to create their best work! Having this conversation with your stylists will help you get a better picture of what tools are required in your salon.
For Barbers, they may have a preference when it comes to brands, or whether their trimmers are corded or cordless. Determine which tools are going to help them achieve the best results.
To ensure your stylists feel comfortable whilst blow-drying throughout the day, choose electrical tools that are ergonomic, lightweight, and reliable. For all day comfort, try the Fusion Typhoon Professional Hair Dryer or Wahl Power Dry Hair Dryers.
take-home electrical FOR CLIENTS
Having electrical hot tools available for clients to purchase is a great chance to upsell on top of the traditional retail products, such as shampoos and conditioners. Take the opportunity when styling your client’s hair to show them how they can recreate the same look at home.
The CLOUD NINE Alchemy range of retail electricals gives clients all the tools they need to create salon-worthy hair from the comfort of their own home.
GLISTER, the new kids on the block, have a unique hot tools range that spans from super-sleek, temperature controlled Digital Clip Curlers to Mini Travel Irons for styling on the go. Help your clients achieve their style dreams with GLISTER’s ultra-colourful, cutting-edge hair tools.
For those jet-setting clients, the Fusion Big Shot Travel Hair Dryer is small in size but big on results. Measuring only 15cm x 13cm, this dryer delivers a whopping 1100 Watts of Dual Voltage Power, so clients can forget about those dodgy hotel dryers.
We hope this buying guide has provided you with some helpful tips and tricks when it comes to purchasing hot tools for your salon. Purchasing your electrical tools from beloved, reputable brands, with high quality products, is important. When shopping with Haircare Group, you can be confident you’re purchasing only the best quality products.
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