on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Here is an email I received from one of my clients who are confused about the different systems wash shampoo salon shampoo bowl designs and available in the market.
"I am opening a new salon and I love all the new style beauty salon shampoo stations, but I can not find the design style information anywhere. I have many questions. What salon shampoo washing style is the best system to buy Should I stick with the traditional lounge design bowl shampoo or new style European style dishes with shampoo? I'm used to the beauty salon use old fashion style chair with a sink. What are the pros and cons of buying each different style Are some more comfortable than others? is in some models offer better water management? Is there anyone who can guide me in the right direction? "
First I would like to say that I love this new design independent European shampoo wash units. The quality and style of the base units of fiberglass combined with the tilting porcelain bowls have created fantastic designs. That said, let's talk about the old question I get asked all the time: What shampoo bowl should I buy?
What I tell people to buy the one that will make your room stand out from the rest, if that's the fashion statement you want to do! But be aware of the pros and cons of design. Let's talk about the basics of shampoo equipment like water management (water / gravity) and customer convenience. I like to be divided into three styles of shampoo sink design each with their advantages and disadvantages.
1) An Asian style horizontal laying shampoo unit puts 100% of the head and 100% of water in the bowl with gravity working for you 100%. However, speaking from experience, they always seem to be difficult to establish (something like a table) and uncomfortable for clients. This shampoo unit probably has the water system improved management, but not a big seller because of the huge lack of customer convenience.
2) So let's talk about the beauty salon old fashion American shampoo sink with wall mount. Well think about it, the client is at 45 degrees with the gravity of their head hanging into the sink and the stylist washing from the side. This means to say that 45% of water with the aid of gravity is working with you for water management. But it's unfortunate that the client's head hangs on the bowl or whatever is holding. In addition to being forced to be toward the front side of the shampoo bowl typically wedged against the wall. This causes tension in the back of the strain and the head stylist for the client, but water management is not so bad because the sink is rather large and gravity is a little job for you.
3) Now that brings us to the Cup Euro style shampoo tilt back more than one style sit-all in one shampoo unit. These Euro designs are quite comfortable! Basically it's like sitting in a chair and this makes the customer more comfortable, easier to manage when shampooing. The typical hangover shampoo unit has quite independent ergonomic advantages for the stylists. First, you can wash hair standing in the back of the cup or on either side. This allows the back remains straight and the use of both hands can be equal. The bowl will tilt (most units) in compensation for the head and shoulders for different heights. Some of these dishes have a tendency to be smaller in diameter so they are closer to your customer, which is important for some of the smaller stylist. Most of the bowls have typically a deep hole in the neck with a greater lateral extent of the neck to collect water. This will help your water management with the longer neck extensions since gravity is not working in your favor with this style unit. You will have adequate water pressure but not excessive in combination with good working habits to manage the water around the client. Although gravity is a bit more of a problem with this style, the advantages of European style shampoo bowls far outweigh the slight differences in the traditional shampoo units.