Since you are in the beauty business, we don’t need to tell you how important the decor of your location and treatment rooms are for your clients. But, if your spaces need a style refresh or you’re just starting out, we compiled some decorating tips so that your clients love the entire experience your business provides.
Color has the ability to relax and/or excite people. Since you will want to create a soothing environment for your clients to relax while getting services in your beauty location, you will want to pick a palette that is calming. With that said, you should choose light, airy, and neutral colors for your treatment rooms. Consider using light grays, various shades of white, or even earthy colors like light browns. You could also consider pale greens or blues, or even a light pink since these color options also help to calm people.
This is not to say that you can’t use a punchy color. But should you decide to go that direction, we suggest that you just paint one accent wall so you don’t overwhelm the space, or make it feel any smaller than it is. If your treatment rooms are on the smaller side, you may want to stick with a lighter color palette.
When it comes to your estheticians’ treatment rooms, you will have to find the right balance of lighting that helps to illuminate the space, but not be too bright. If you have natural light that comes into the treatment rooms, this should be taken into consideration when selecting your lighting choices. Either way, try to stay away from fluorescent lights, which can be overstimulating for some clients and also make skin look sallow—something you don’t want, especially after a facial treatment. Instead, opt for soft white light bulbs.
To set a relaxing mood, you could also light a few candles in the space. Since some folks are sensitive to fragrance, you may want to choose a fragrance-free candle instead. If you are worried about fire hazards, there are now a variety of battery-operated candles that even flicker to mimic how a real candle would burn.
Not only do plants warm up a space, but they also make it feel more welcoming. Another added benefit of adding houseplants is that many varieties remove impurities from the air. Just like scented candles, you will want to shy away from plants that have potential allergens. Orchids, bromeliads, ferns, ivy, peace lilies, and even terrariums are great options that will add style and warmth to your treatment rooms.
When your clients are coming to your location, they are coming for self-care and some rest and relaxation. So, when you are searching for your furniture you will want to keep that in mind. Choose seating that is comfortable for people to sit in and that’s friendly to both the back and butt.
The sound of moving water has the ability to relax and calm people. With that in mind, you may want to add a small water feature in your treatment room to help facilitate relaxation. Water features also bring outdoor elements into an interior space, can help improve air quality, and restore humidity levels in the air, especially if your aesthetic business is in a dry climate.
Minimize clutter in your space. Keeping your design accessories simple means that there are fewer objects to collect dust, which means it is easier to keep clean. Whatever you choose to decorate the space should be simple and calming—this includes any art or imagery you may decide to hang on the walls.
You will want to ensure that your treatment rooms flow nicely with the overall design of your entire beauty location. Cohesion from the check-in area to the treatment rooms will help your clients feel at ease when they come into your business for services and will also facilitate the feeling of calm. The better the overall experience from top to bottom, the more likely your clients will enjoy coming to your location for all of their appointments.