Salon styling chairs are one of the most important—if not the most important—parts of your salon’s design and function. If something goes wrong with your chairs, you can bet that your client’s experience will suffer. As a salon owner, it can become challenging to know when to ditch your old furniture and strive for something new. If you’re struggling to figure out why you should replace your styling chairs, these reasons may provide critical insight.
The Upholstery Isn’t Holding Up
Much like how furniture at home starts wearing down after several years of use, your styling chairs face the same amount of stress. The first sign of styling chair breakdown comes when the upholstery begins to fail. You can tell when the upholstery is losing its quality when the seams start coming undone or holes appear. If you purchased a lower-quality styling chair from somewhere with a lousy warranty, this degradation may appear shortly after the warranty is up—meaning all that upholstery work is on you and your wallet.
When styling chairs are pushing their years to the absolute limit, you may notice that the metal starts rusting. In most cases, the chair’s base is chrome coated and you can gently wipe off any rust that you notice. However, if you’re relying on an old salon styling chair without chrome coating and your base or frame begins to rust, it’s time to get a replacement.
Hydraulic Pump Hitching
After a long life of heavy use, the styling chair’s hydraulic pump may start to stick or lose its smoothness during a salon service. This can be unpleasant for your clients and is often the costliest repair to make on your chair. Not all salon furniture manufacturers offer warranties on their hydraulic pumps—often, they secretly exclude the pump from the entire warranty. If your chair’s hydraulic pump loses its sleekness, restoring it may prove less effective than replacing the entire chair and give you at least one valid reason as to why you should replace your styling chairs, especially if it’s happening to all of them at once.
At Salon Equipment Center, not only do we stand behind the high-quality of our all-purpose styling chairs, but we also provide customers with a 5-year warranty on most of our furniture. That warranty covers most parts of the chair—upholstery and repairs included. All our styling and barber chairs include high-quality hydraulic pumps with Japanese engineering and a 3-year warranty. Most importantly, our priority is to provide your business with elegant, high-end salon furniture that you can afford—even on a budget.