STEP 2 - DESIGN
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT THE SPA WILL LOOK LIKE?
WHAT FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?
You should have an experienced spa and salon designer help you develop a good working floor plan. The floor plan will put your concepts to paper and give you a visual tool by which you can see where all of the furniture and equipment will be located to give you the maximum use of the space while paying attention to traffic flow, ergonomics, and safety.
Here is a list of some of the furniture and equipment you may need for your spa or salon:
Reception and Waiting: Desk, Seating, Coffee & Beverage Service
Retail: Display & Storage Cabinets
Skin Care: Beds, Aesthetic Equipment, Storage Cabinets, Sink
Massage: Beds, Storage, Shower
Water Therapy: Vichy Shower, Hydrotherapy Tub
Waxing: Table, Heaters, Linen Storage & Disposal
Changing / Locker: Client Personal Storage, Linen Storage & Disposal
Pedicure: Whirlpool Spas, Storage, Pedicurist Stools
Manicure: Tables, Lights, Operator & Client Chairs'
Styling: Stations, Mirrors, Product Displays, Styling Chairs
Color: Stations, Mirrors, Color Trays, Hydraulic Chairs
Drying / Processing: Chairs, Dryers, Processors, Steamers
Dispensary: Counter, Storage Cabinets, Sink
Office: Desk, Chair, File Storage
Employee Lounge: Table, Chairs, Kitchen, Appliances
WHAT SHOULD MY FURNITURE LOOK LIKE?
Your spa and salon furniture should reflect your personal taste and vision. Take an active hand in this stage of your project, even if you have decided to work with an interior decorator. Most design professionals will start with your perception of the overall environment you seek. Then, they will help you put the pieces of the design puzzle together so that all of the elements work as one. Do you want the classic look with marble and columns or if you would like to present a more Scandinavian atmosphere with earth tones and natural woods?
Once you make these decisions, then you can begin to work out all of the color and texture schemes.
Here is a list of some of the areas of concern and the choices:
Floor, walls, ceiling, trim colors and textures.
Furniture colors, textures, finishes, and fabrics.
Textures: Wood, Metal, Glass, Stone...some real and some artificial.
Fabrics: Vinyls and Woven Fabrics prints or solids.
Finishes: Laminates, Real Woods, Veneers polished or matte.
Don't forget to consider design details and features such as Curves and Angles, Computer Access, Drawers, Files, Electric Service, Locks and Cabinet Hardware.