Aside from the usual pet grooming tools, there are a number of other items that go a long way towards making your business more professional or can I say a ‘cut above the rest’. The right salon accessories can help make you job, as a groomer, a little easier.
These items would include management tools as well as beautification touches.
But first let’s make sure that our must-have list of equipment is covered.
A Salon Accessories Checklist
This list would normally include:
- Grooming Table
- Dog Wash
- Shampoos and conditioners
- Dog Grooming Clippers
- Grooming Restraints to make clipping more relaxed
So, what is missing?
Well, for starters you will want your newly groomed customer to “bark from the rooftops” that she has just come from having her hair styled by the best.
Dog Grooming Customer Clip Cards
Then there is that all-important return customer care. Your human customers will be impressed that you have kept a record of what you did for their pet during the last visit, any recommendations that you made and what needs to be done next visit.
You can keep an electronic record with computer software or, if you prefer hardcopy versions, then you can opt for index folder sheets already set up for the purpose:
Keeping the Salon Tidy
It goes without saying that you will have a vested interest in keeping your work area nice and clean. Whilst this is a nobrainer, it is not always the easiest task to keep on top of when you have airborne pet hair to deal with.
Here is one popular choice:
Of course there are many others in the pet vacuum department.
Salon Accessories Add a Touch of Style
Showcase Your Grooming Business
You might also like to decorate your customer waiting room or the front office area with one of these wall vinyl art stickers:
Now don’t they add a real touch of class to the average salon?
Or how about a cute curtain to divide your waiting area from the dog bathing section?
And don’t forget to stock up on some of these items:
- Wash cloths
- Blankets for little dogs that feel the cold.
- Groomer Smocks
Have fun setting up your stylish, professional-looking salon or polishing an existing dog grooming business so that it is well-managed and looks ever so inviting to dog-loving customers.