There are many similarities between Barbers and Hairdressing salons, there are also many differences especially when it comes to the products and equipment required. Barbers are able to offer advice on scalp, hair etc. but as they do not offer treatments for women, they specialize in men’s hair offering a quick less luxurious treatment. A hairdressing salon will not only offer offer techniques such as tinting, styling and perming for both men and women clients, although some salons prefer to only offer treatments for women only. These treatments take longer and tend to be more pampering, therefore are able to charge more. 

Below is a list of the key items equipment used in hairdressing salons, highlighting the differences between the salon requirements:

 

Hairdressing chairs – both types of salons require hairdressing chairs and this is where the style of chosen chair becomes more important as a barbers salon may choose a more traditional barber style chair when a unisex salon may require more modern style chairs etc.

Sink – a hairdressing salon may have a bank of sinks to allow for colours, treatments etc. to be washed off, when a barber salon may only require one wash basin due to the limited treatment menu on offer

Clippers - would need to be at every station at a barbers salon to carry out buzz cuts, beard and eyebrow trimming etc, a hairdressing salon may only require a couple of sets to satisfy their requirements

Blow driers - are required at both types of salons, but hairdressing salons will often require sit under hairdryers also

Razors - tend to be used more on men’s hair so should be at every station in a barbers salon to carry out razor cuts, thinning and cut throat shaves etc. a hairdressing salon may only require a couple of sets to satisfy their requirements

Tinting equipment - such as tints, peroxide, tinting bowls, brushes, foils, aprons and gloves etc, is more likely to be available in a hairdressing salon, because often a barbers will not offer tinting services to their clients

Styling equipment - such as brushes, styling products, rollers, rods etc. are more likely to be available in a hairdressing salon, because often a barbers will not offer these services to their clients

Scissors - are required in both salons, most hairdressers and barbers have their own pair

Mirrors - (both hand and wall mounted) are required in all hairdressing salons and barbers

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