4.4 Workstation and treatment area

If you are working out of a salon, your treatment area and equipment is most likely already setup for you, and the equipment you need is most likely in place. However, if you are planning on opening up a new salon, working from a room in your home or hiring a space, you will need to consider all of the equipment you will need. At a minimum, if you are setting up your own treatment areas, you will need the following equipment:

  • Treatment table or bed with safe working access at both ends and sides
  • Individual electricity supply
  • Magnifying lamp
  • Operator chair
  • Trolley for products, bowls and equipment

In addition to the equipment listed, you will also need to ensure you have good lighting. Relying on natural light is no good – what happens on a rainy day? Professional lighting which mimics natural light is always preferred. You will also benefit from adjustable lamps, similar to the ones dentists use. This will help to illuminate your work area so you can clearly see what you are doing. The most common lights used in the industry are Glamcor and ring light.

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In your treatment area, you will also want to have plenty of towels and preferably access to hand-washing facilities. For client comfort, you may want to have comfortable pillows, a blanket and a music playing device to set the ambience of the room. When setting up your space, you also want to think about décor – some indoor plants and gorgeous paintings can really make the treatment area inviting and calming.

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In your workspace, you will also need to ensure you have adequate storage space for your products and equipment. Because you will be using lots of different products throughout the day, it is important that you ‘clean as you go’ and put everything back in its place. Untidy and unclean work areas are not acceptable, and your clients will not be impressed. Furthermore, unhygienic practices could close your business! Keep all of your products stored neatly and in the correct place. Many lash techs will use trolleys to organise and store their lash products.

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