Working in the beauty profession can be very rewarding. If you are hoping to increase your profitability, it can be beneficial to construct a salon in your home to eliminate booth rent expenses.
To ensure that your home salon space will be functional, here are three electrical considerations that you must make during the construction process.
1. Be sure that you have the right kind of lighting.
Access to the right kind of lighting is essential when working in a salon environment. To ensure that you are able to showcase your colors properly, you must carefully consider the placement of your lighting in relation to your styling chair.
Many professional salons rely on 50-watt halogen lights to illuminate the top of a client's head during a service, and 60-watt incandescent lights at eye-level to help reduce shadows. Make sure you go over your lighting plan with an electrician as you construct your home salon to ensure that light fixtures are installed in the proper locations.
2. Make sure you have enough electrical power to service your salon equipment.
The equipment you use in a salon requires a significant amount of power in order to function properly. In addition to the styling tools that you will use during each appointment, it can be beneficial to have a dedicated washer and dryer servicing your salon. Keeping your salon laundry separate from your home laundry will prevent chemicals and dyes from contaminating your personal washer and dryer.
Since an electric dryer can use between 1,800 and 5,000 watts of electricity alone, it's essential that you consult with a knowledgeable electrician when constructing a home salon. The electrician will be able to assess the electrical supply you currently have access to and make any adjustments necessary to provide you with the additional electricity needed to keep your home salon running on a daily basis.
3. Consider the installation of a separate electrical meter.
Since you will be running your home salon as a business, it can be helpful to keep utility bills for your salon separate from your home utility bills.
By having an electrician install a separate electrical meter to track the electrical usage in your salon, you will be able to keep track of your overhead operating costs. This information is valuable when it comes to determining profitability in the future.
Working with a skilled electrician as you construct a home salon can be beneficial. A knowledgeable electrician will be able to ensure that your light fixtures are properly located, you have access to enough electricity to power your salon equipment, and you have a separate meter that will measure your business usage in the future.