How to Make the Most of Your Small Salon Space

Running a salon business requires hard work and dedication, especially when it comes to managing and making the most of a small salon space. From knocking things over to cramming all of your tools into a small space, the size of your space may put a damper on your work day. But you don’t have to let the size of your workspace hold you back; with some planning and organization tips, your salon space can be just as you’ve always wanted.

1) Optimize Your Layout

Optimizing your layout is one of the most important things you can do to improve a small space. Begin by using the walls—invest in shelves or racks to store products and tools to free up your countertop space. Consider using a rolling cart or table for additional workspace that can be stowed away when not in use. Place mirrors strategically to create the illusion of space, and if possible, maximize natural light. 

With these tools in hand, a small space can begin to feel quite open and revolutionize your salon.

2) Use Multi-Purpose Furniture

Furniture can be a make-or-break the feel of your salon. Furniture is a must but going overboard can create more problems for you in the end and make your small space feel like the walls are closing in on you. 

A simple strategy to maximize your space is to make your furniture multi-purpose. For example, a storage bench can double as a seating area for your clients while they wait, or a cabinet can also be used as a display for your products. Your small salon space can be maximized instead of wasted if you choose the right furnishings.

3) Cut Down on Clutter

Unfortunately, it’s easy to accumulate clutter in a small salon space. To combat this, ruthlessly edit your supplies and tools to those you use consistently and enlist the following tips:

  • Use transparent containers to organize and display your products so that you can quickly access them. 
  • Clear out products that are expired or that you no longer need
  • Invest in reusable tools like swatch rings that can cut down on waste.

4) Invest in Smart Storage

Don’t forget to invest in smart storage solutions! Drawer dividers, under-counter storage, and wall-mounted organizers can all be game-changers when it comes to optimizing your space. Use labeled bins to group supplies, and consider hanging your hairdryers or styling tools on a wall-mounted rack to free up cabinet and drawer space.

Optimize Your Space in Your Salon at Indie Studio Suites 

At Indie Studio Suites, we understand the importance of a well-organized workspace. Our salon suites come equipped with all the storage space you’ll need to help you optimize your small salon space, including cabinet and drawer storage. 

Making the most of your small salon space takes some creativity, but with these tips, you’ll be able to optimize your space and focus on what matters: growing your business. Ready to take the next step? Contact Indie Studio Suites today!