Uniform essentials for a beauty salon

August 10, 2017

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A beauty salon is a place to unwind, relax and be pampered. Anything that can add to the feeling of luxury for the customer is a definite bonus for a business.

Your staff uniforms are no exception. The right workwear can make an amazing impression on the customer and set the tone for their visit. We explain the essential items to keep in mind when putting together your uniform.

Unified looks

If you want to emphasise the sense of quality and a dedicated service, a great starting point is a workwear look that is unified.

This creates a single team look that allows staff to be easily identified. It also highlights a level of professionalism that can set customers at ease, especially if they’re looking to relax during their treatments.

You could use different coloured accessories to identify different staff roles. For instance, teal for staff working on nails, a calming light grey for those doing massages, and clean white for those carrying out facials. You could use contrasting colours to do this, or a range of colours complementary to your branding. The accessories can help to denote the different roles, while the rest of the uniform can be similar in look.

A black tunic and trousers, for example, can create a perfect foundation to build the rest of the uniform from, providing a simple, professional and elegant backdrop for your accessories. 1

Stylish and professional designs

The design you choose for your uniforms should reflect the type of business you have.

You might want to present a simple, professional look that doesn’t distract from the quality of services you provide. A simple retro tunic is perfect for this, with a simple, understated quality that can easily be coupled with other uniform elements. This could include simple trousers and accessories such as sashes or scarves to create a workwear look perfect for a salon.

If your business aims to present more personality and look more chic while delivering treatments, then something with a statement detail might be better suited to your staff. The ruffle tunic is a perfect example of an eye-catching detail. This can create a fantastic statement look that really highlights the fun and creative aspects of your business.

Your choice of uniform should show an understanding of the roles your staff carry out. Due to long days of constant movement, bending and lifting your uniform should be flexible and hard wearing to handle the strain that can be placed upon it. 2

Comfortable shoes

Part of your workwear that you should always consider is footwear. It should fit with the overall uniform look you’re trying to create, but should also take the stresses and strains of a job into account.

In beauty salons, many staff members will spend a lot of their time on their feet. As a result, comfort should be the primary focus of your footwear.

A simple ballet pump, for example, provides a shoe that is versatile enough to fit into most salon uniforms. At the same time, it also provides enough comfort to help staff get through a long shift easily. 3

How we can help put together the perfect workwear look

There’s a lot to consider when putting together a beauty salon uniform that matches your business. But by keeping these ideas in mind, you can create a uniform which your staff and customers will love, and will see your team through even the toughest day of work.

At Simon Jersey, we pride ourselves in providing workwear that’s:

  • Created with expert knowledge – We have 45 years’ experience providing brand-enhancing uniforms
  • Easy to care for– Most of our garments are machine washable and made to last
  • Styled with everyday practicality – Our fabrics are tested for durability that provide comfort and look good all day, every day

To find out more about our impressive selection of affordable and professional salon workwear, take a look at our Hair and Beauty web page, request a catalogue by filling in our form, or speak to a member of our team.

 

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