As a lash business owner, it's crucial that you're providing an unforgettable experience for your clients from the minute they step through the door. Beyond providing the best lash treatments, you'll want to make sure that you're providing an inviting and comfortable environment.
If you're a new lash technician or artist that's looking to set up your first lash business, you're in luck! In this blog, we'll be going through the process of decorating your lash studio, along with a variety of different decor inspiration ideas that will help you put together the most stunning space for your lash business. From stylish furniture pieces to carefully curated colour schemes, we've got the entire process covered.
So, let's dive in and discover how you can create the perfect ambiance for your salon and leave a lasting impression on your clients.
How to decorate your lash room
Before you get ahead of yourself and start buying furniture pieces left, right and centre, there's a few bits of planning you'll need to do. To make things easier for all our BELO babes, we've put together this step-by-step guide on how to curate the perfect design for your lash room or salon.
Establish brand identity and ideal client base
Establishing a strong brand identity is important for any business, including lash businesses. Not only is it an essential part of your social media and marketing plans, but a solid identity and vision will help guide the decor and design choices you make for your lash room. You'll need to start by defining your brand personality and values – is your lash business vibrant or trendy? Or are you going for a more sophisticated and elegant experience? Once you have a clear idea of your lash brand, you can begin picking out colour schemes and an overall decor theme for your salon.
For any additional lash room decor inspo, we recommend checking out Pinterest and TikTok. You'll be able to find plenty of moodboards that will spark plenty of ideas for your own unique lash studio.
Assess room layout
After you've figured out what aesthetic you want to design your lash room around, you'll need to assess the physical space. All lash rooms are sized differently so you might want to take some time to experiment with different layouts to see what works. Regardless of how you plan the layout, make sure the lash bed takes centre stage.
If the room is on the smaller side, we recommend keeping the layout as streamlined as possible to avoid any clutter that can make the room appear even smaller. You can use vertical lash trolleys to store everything that you won't immediately need while also optimising on space. Using a portable lash bed can also help you make use of smaller rooms or home lash studios.
Section off the different areas
Once you have a better understanding of the room’s layout, you can start sectioning off and organising the space. Whether you're using a small room or a larger salon, you'll need a reception area, a treatment area, and workstations.
The reception area is the first point of contact for your clients, and first impressions always count. You can create a warm and inviting space by including some comfortable seating options like plush seats and sofas. You can also display your different lash products and samples around the area, allowing clients to browse and explore all the different eyelash extension treatments you offer.
The treatment area is, as the name suggests, where you'll be applying your eyelash extension treatments. Since they can take a couple of hours, you'll want to create a calm and tranquil vibe for your clients. We recommend installing warm, diffused lighting and using calming colour schemes like pastel or earthy tones to create a relaxed atmosphere. Privacy elements like curtains and frosted glass can also help ease new clients’ nerves or add that pampered spa feeling to the process.
Efficiently designed workstations are essential for every beauty and lash salon to help technicians create the perfect eyelash looks. Make sure there's enough storage space for all your lash supplies, and invest in ergonomic seating to help maintain the wellbeing and comfort of your lash technicians.
Consider ventilation, humidity, and temperature
While the room does need to be as beautiful as your lashes, you should also remember that maintaining the right ventilation, temperature, and humidity levels in your lash room is absolutely crucial. If it ever goes off balance, you'll start seeing problems with application and eyelash retention. You'll be able to maintain the right conditions of your eyelash extensions with humidifiers and extra ring lights.
Lash room decor ideas
Now that we've covered the design process, let's take a look at some of our favourite lash room decor ideas.
Lash treatments can get uncomfortable very quickly if the salon is stuffy and grey. That's why we recommend bringing a bit of mother nature into the studio to help create a refreshing and rejuvenating atmosphere. You can easily do so by setting up small plants, flowers, or even a small indoor water feature if you have enough room. These little splashes of nature won't just add a sense of tranquillity to your lash studio, but will also help to improve the air quality and add a pleasant fragrance to the room – perfect for spaces where you'll be handling eyelash adhesives and other strong chemicals.
Set up luxurious lighting
Light plays an important role in setting the mood of your lash studio. For a cosier, more relaxing vibe we recommend opting for soft, warm light. For a more customisable option, you could also install dimmer switches to adjust the lighting intensity based on the time of day and you, or your clients', preferences.
If you're looking to put together a more luxurious lash room, chandeliers or pendant lights with crystal accents are a great addition that can add a touch of class and elegance to your lash studio.
Of course, you'll also need good lighting to ensure you apply each extension perfectly to the client's eyelashes. This is why we recommend using a half moon lamp so you can get total accuracy while also making the space look super cute for your clients.
Use calming colour schemes
Setting the right ambience is extremely important if you own a beauty or lash business. The last thing you want is your clients fidgeting and stressing out when they should be enjoying their fresh lashes. Designing your lash room according to a calming colour palette can promote relaxation and comfort, which is especially important if you're working with any new clients.
Some colours that are usually associated with calmness include shades of blue, green, as well as other soft and neutral tones. Avoid going for overly bold colours like red or orange as this could distract your clients, create a high stress environment and end up being quite an eyesore. If you hadn't already noticed, the BELO ladies are huge fans of pink and we like keeping everything in this colour scheme, from our paperwork packs to our lash drying fans!
Create a comfortable waiting area
We know we've probably mentioned this a million times now, but setting up a tranquil space is super important for your clients. If this is your client's first eyelash extension treatment, they'll probably be a bit nervous already and might be bouncing their leg up and down in the waiting area. This is why it can be very helpful to make sure your waiting area is a comfortable and inviting space.
Pick out some plush seating arrangements like stylish armchairs or cosy couches, and accessorise with soft pillows and throws. You can also offer up a selection of magazines or books to keep your clients entertained and engaged before it's time for their lash treatment.
Display eye-catching artwork
A salon with no artwork or decor might as well be a lifeless clinic, so add a bit of personality and style to your lash room with your favourite pieces of artwork. Choose art pieces that align with your businesses aesthetic and evoke positive emotions. You can also support local artists by hanging up their artwork along your salons walls. Wall decor or art pieces that depict eyes, eyelashes, or anything else that's beauty-related will also be perfect for adding that touch of sophistication to your lash business.
Showcase your branding
If you, or your clients, will be making social media content in your salon, you'll want to make sure your space is easily recognisable. Your salon should be an extension of your lash business’ brand, so try to scatter your business name or logo design throughout your lash studio.
One of our favourite ideas that we've seen floating around Instagram is to install neon signs you can customise with the name or logo of your eyelash business. Wall decals, stickers along the entrance and walls in your studio are also another easy way to incorporate your unique brand in your lash rooms design. This will help strengthen your marketing and social media strategy while creating a memorable experience for your clients.
If you're looking to attract and retain more gorgeous clients, it's crucial that you base your lash business in an inviting and beautiful studio. By incorporating the right decor and design pieces, you can create the perfect ambience that's sure to leave a lasting impression. From elegant lighting, brand-centred decor, and even a few plants here and there, the possibilities for your new lash studio are truly endless.
When decorating your new lash salon, remember to align your decor choices with your brand values and personal style, while also regularly updating your space to keep it fresh and on trend. With these decor tips in mind, your lash business is going to be the go-to destination your clients head to for the best eyelash extensions!
For all your lash accessories needs, don’t forget to check out our very own accessories page to find the best inspo for your new lash business!