Tips for Organising a Hair Salon Trolley

You need to maintain efficiency when running a hair salon and one of the ways this can be achieved is by having a well-organised workspace. One of the essential tools you will have in the salon is a trolley that will have all your tools, products and accessories. These are mobile units that will help optimise workflow in your salon.

Think about your needs according to the services offered by the salon

Some other considerations will be the tools and products that are more frequently used in the salon. Do you have limited space or do you have a spacious salon? By having a good idea of your requirements, you will be able to decide what should be kept in the trolley and how to organise all the items. You will be using the hairdressing trolley frequently throughout the day so you need to look for one that is made with high quality materials and construction.

Some durable materials you can look for are plastic and stainless steel. You have to choose a material that can withstand the requirements of your working environment. Also, check if the trolley comes with smooth rolling wheels so you can easily manoeuvre it around the workspace. It should have sufficient compartments.        

Before you start putting things in the trolley, you need to categorise the tools and products

Some categories you can have are hair care products and styling products, colouring supplies, cutting and styling tools along with accessories. Scissors, brushes, combs and hairdryers will come under cutting and styling tools. For colouring supplies you can have brushes, bleach, developer, foils and hair colour. Conditioners, shampoos, hairspray etc. will be under styling products and other accessories will include clips, hairpins, headbands etc.

Having categories will help you locate similar items in the same place so you don’t have to look for them. Consider which items are more frequently used as these can be located in the accessible parts of the trolley. These will be top compartments so you don’t have to bend to access them. You will be able to save time when your frequent tools such as scissors and combs are readily available.

You can improve organisation by using holders, dividers and containers

You can separate items in this way so that everything is allocated its space. You can also secure items in place so there are no spills happening. You can label the containers so you can easily see what each container has without having to open them. This will save you a lot of time. It is important to go through the trolley from time to time and review the tools and products you have inside.

You can remove things you don’t use or products that have expired. This will also help you remove clutter from the trolley so that you have sufficient space for all the essentials. Make sure to keep the trolley clean by wiping down the exterior and removing product residue. This will improve the cleanliness of your workspace as well.

Hester Griffith
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