5 Makeup Station Ideas For Your Salon

Whether you work in a retail store, share a space with other makeup artists and hair professionals or have your very own salon, the space you do your client’s makeup in is more important than you may think. Your makeup station is essentially an extension of your services and your brand, so you need to ensure that you set it up so that it best represents what you’re all about.

In this blog, we will share our top 5 makeup station ideas for your salon, store or your home set-up. With so many different aesthetics and ideas, you’re sure to find one that you love — and your clients are bound to love, too!

  1. Hollywood glamour

One of the reasons why people love getting their makeup done professionally is because they get to experience a moment of what it might be like to be on a famous film set or getting ready for an awards evening. So, why not make their dreams come true and embrace a Hollywood glitz and glamour makeup station theme? Choose a black, leather salon chair with glitter details that emphasise other elements of sparkle in your space, such as a crystal chandelier or mirror desk. Most importantly, however, is having a classic vanity mirror with LED lights around the edges.

  1. Clean and contemporary

Minimalism is all the rage in the interior design industry — and we think it looks exceptional in salons too. To create a minimalistic commercial makeup station, stick to one neutral tone. Whether you choose white, cream or grey, your main items should all be the same colour. The trick to sprucing up a modern and minimalist salon is all in the subtle decor touches. For example, hang abstract art with bright splashes of colour or thoughtfully placed greenery in spaces around your salon to emphasise a feeling of cleanliness and professionalism.

  1. Antique luxury

If your vibe is more on the traditional side or you work in a high-end store, then this theme will be right up your alley. Unlike the previous modern theme, this one is all about darker colours and premium finishes. Style your space with a dramatically tufted leather chair placed in front of an antique set of drawers and a granite-edged square mirror. To bring it to life, don’t forget the candle holders, simple rose bouquets and subtle crystal bowls.

  1. Bohemian beauty

If you tend to attract very laid back, down-to-earth clients who love your calming energy and bubbly personality, this salon theme is just for you. If you’re wondering how to set up this makeup station at home, here’s what you need to do. Starting off with a neutral colour palette, pepper your space with natural tones and elements. From an untreated brown leather salon chair to a wooden statement makeup vanity and houseplants for decoration, the key here is to keep it simple and real. Think seashells, macramé and a touch of brass for shine.

  1. Revamped and retro

With mid-century style furniture pieces and a couple of old-school details, you will quickly figure out how to make your own makeup station that looks like it’s straight out of a scene from a 1950s film. With a classic barber-style chair (you know the ones with the foot stand) a matching vanity, a frameless round mirror and a shaggy carpet for texture, you’ll create a modern meets retro-inspired salon in no time.

No makeup station is complete without the right makeup

Once you’ve settled on a theme, the essential furniture, tools and decorations for your new space, the only thing that may be left to upgrade is your makeup. Ensure you’re using only breathable, natural and cruelty-free makeup and products from Face By R that will have your clients looking and feeling incredible. Get mineral makeup and high-quality makeup supplies at wholesale prices from our range today. 

For more information or help choosing the right products for your clients, please reach out to us — we’d be happy to help.