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14 Essential Salon Supplies You May Forget

14 Essential Salon Supplies You May Forget

If you’re in the process of opening a hair salon, salon studio, or salon suite, we understand you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. From salon signage and licensing to cultivating a salon aesthetic and purchasing salon equipment, you have a lot on your plate to accomplish before the grand opening and understandably a few details and items may fall through the cracks. Don’t worry, Minerva Beauty is here to help. We’ve compiled a checklist of 14 salon supplies that are essential, but often overlooked, in the process of opening a hair salon. Set your business up for success and make sure you have these salon supply essentials before you checkout!

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1. Carts, Trolleys, & Trays

Carts and trolleys are vital to enhancing the day-to-day efficiency and functionality in a salon, spa, and barbershop setting, however, this item is often forgotten in the initial salon equipment purchase. Ensure your hairdressers, estheticians, barbers, nail techs, and all beauty pros alike have the organization, flexibility, storage, and mobility they need to help your business succeed by purchasing functional salon carts and trolleys before opening day.

Our salon trolley buying guide can help you quickly narrow down your options.

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2. Salon & Barber Anti-Fatigue Mats

Hair stylists spend most, if not all, of the day on their feet. Providing hair salon floor mats at each styling station reduces the discomfort and fatigue hairdressers are subject to from standing on a hard floor for an extended period of time. Check out a few of our many salon mats that deliver high-quality performance, comfort, and design with every step.

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3. Salon Chair Covers

With today’s social media and our modern, digitally engaged world, a salon’s look and aesthetic can make or break a business. For this reason and many more, it is extremely important to keep your salon furnishings as clean, pristine, and stain-free as possible. Before one drop of hair color comes near your new insta-worthy salon chair, ensure it’s protected with Minerva’s custom clear vinyl styling chair cover (available for most Minerva Beauty salon chairs).

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4. Professional Blow Dryers for Hair Stylists

Supplying your hair stylists with the high-quality hair tools they need to help your salon business succeed is crucial, especially when it comes to blow dryers. We understand the stress, time, and money that goes into opening a salon business and opting to go for a cheaper blow dryer may seem tempting, however, investing in professional tested, salon-quality hair dryers will SAVE you stress, time, and money in the long run. Our collection of blow dryers are powerful, quiet, durable, and equipped with the latest technology in salon-level styling tools to protect and repair hair while cutting down drying time.

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5. Hair Stylists Capes, Aprons, & Salon Apparel

Don’t forget to dress your hairdressers and clients in the best! From chemical and waterproof trendy hair stylist aprons to eco-friendly all-purpose capes, Minerva’s wide selection of salon apparel is equipped with everything you need before opening for business. Shop functional, durable, and professional-grade salon apparel that makes a statement.

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6. Partex Bleach Guard Salon Towels

From shampooing a client’s hair to providing a relaxing hot towel treatment, towels are essential to every service offered at the salon. It is important to ensure the towels at your salon are as luxurious and high-quality as the services you provide, which is why stocking up on Partex Bleach Guard Royale Salon Towels is the way to go. This upscale, bleach-resistant salon towel is tested, approved, and universally trusted by hairdressers and salon professionals across the globe.

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7. Hot Towel Cabinet

When opening a salon, finding unique ways to stand out from the rest of the competition, such as providing additional services that elevate the client experience, is key to setting your beauty business up for success. Adding a luxurious hot towel treatment to your list of salon services or just simply offering clients a hot towel while they wait for their appointment is an easy and affordable way to attract and retain loyal customers. Make sure to browse and shop our collection of hot towel cabinets and UV sanitizers so your business is known as a salon of luxury from day one.

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8. EyeVac Pro Electronic Dustpan

While you’re purchasing salon equipment and getting everything ready for your salon’s grand opening, thinking about the hair, dust, and debris that will accumulate is understandably an afterthought. Purchase an item that does the salon cleaning for you with the EyeVac Pro Electronic Dustpan. Proven to be a best seller in the hair salon and beauty supply industry where sweeping is an all-day job, the EyeVac makes cleaning tile, wood, or any kind of hard flooring easier than ever. Simply sweep up to the infrared sensors at the base of the unit and automatically hair, dust, and all debris will be suctioned into the easy to dump canister.

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9. BARBICIDE® Disinfectant & Wipes

While the EyeVac Dustpan has your salon floor covered, ensure your styling tools and surfaces are properly cleaned and sanitized with BARBICIDE®. Known worldwide as the ultimate product for EPA registered disinfection in salons, barbershops and spas, the iconic blue liquid is trusted and effective earning its reputation for creating a safe and clean salon.

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10. Hair Coloring Tools, Bowls, & Brushes

Every artist needs the right tools to create their masterpiece. Ensure your hairdressers are fully equipped with the professional, high-quality hair coloring tools they need to execute their artistic vision and their client’s dream hair. Minerva’s collection features everything your salon needs to succeed including Colortrak galaxy glitter bowls with removable suction rings, ToolTrak brush sets, pop-up foil sheets, disposable nitrile salon gloves, and so much more.

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11. Mannequin Head Stands

Mannequin head stands are some of the most important tools used for hair education. From cosmetology students in beauty school to stylists, platform artists, educators, and every hair professional alike, mannequin head stands are essential to the education, growth and success of salon professionals and the beauty industry as a whole. Browsing Minerva’s mannequin stand collection, customers will discover a variety of functional designs with innovative product features that suit the needs of every hair professional. From adjustable table mount c-clamp stands to heavy-duty mannequin stands with collapsible tripod bases, Minerva delivers professional-grade functionality and durability with each of their mannequin head stand designs.

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12. Technician & Hair Cutting Stools

When hair stylists become exhausted from standing all day, don’t wait until they’re on the cusp of burnout risking their salon efficiency and performance. Be proactive from the start by providing your salon staff with comfortable cutting stools for the option to take a seat during the hustle and bustle of everyday salon life. From extra high cutting stools with backrests to saddle hair cutting stools, Minerva’s wide selection of salon stools provides seating options to suit the needs of every stylist.

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13. Ring Lights

Like we said before, social media holds a lot of power and influence in our world today, which is why creating a salon space filled with instagrammable moments is key. Whether you create a picture-worthy corner in your salon for clients to have a photoshoot or want to document your hair masterpiece, having a social-media friendly ring light on hand ensures every moment can be captured with perfect lighting and instantly uploaded to share with the world.

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14. Kid’s Hair Cutting Cape & Salon Booster Seat

Last but not least, WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?! Salon supplies suited for the kiddos are often overlooked in the initial plans and purchases when opening a salon. Luckily, Minerva’s got you covered. From hands free kid’s styling capes with bright and fun designs to salon chair booster seats that allow shorter clients to sit tall and proud, we’ve got the salon supplies equipped for every customer in mind.

Although some of these salon tools and supplies seem like a no-brainer to have in stock before your grand opening day, you’d be surprised at how often they are overlooked! Hopefully you were able to check off each item, and if not, here is your reminder to add these essential salon supplies to your cart before checkout. Once you’ve stocked up on these specific 14 items, review our full salon supply checklist to make sure you've got everything covered for each area of your salon.

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