Get a gaming chair for your hair salon!
With many salons and barbers competing for business now more than ever after Covid it is the little things that can make the difference between getting repeat business or your customer going to someone else. Too many businesses are focus on price and not enough seem to be focusing on the experience. We understand that there are only so many people you can get through in a business day however small things cost very little extra and can make all the difference.
Many barbers in Dublin are now becoming a sanctuary for men, much like hair salons are for ladies. This can include offering your customer a beer or even tea and coffee. We have even seen some barbers putting a playstation in the waiting area for their customers to use although we are not sure if this is advisable at the moment.
Other things that can be done is to do up the waiting area with nice seats and install a TV. There has also been a new craze of putting gaming chairs in the waiting area with an X box however this can be on the more expensive side of things so it depends what is in your budget. There is a good range of gaming chairs available from Housetech who were pushing these as a good alternative to barber chairs as they are very comfortable.
Also an online booking system is now essential for barbers as Covid restrictions are limiting how many people you can have within your business. This number seems to change by the week but having an online system takes all the stress out of organizing your schedule. The fight against Covid continues and hair dressing and beauty staff are on the front line. This is often forgotten about so please do wear your mask to protect yourself and your customer in these times!