When we talk about lighting, it can affect the mood of your clients, their first impression of your salon and the efficiency of your employees.
Lighting in the living room has a very practical use, more so than in any other room or building. It allows your employees to work, see customers clearly and ensure that they are doing everything well. So, this directly affects the quality of work - even the best professional hairdresser, nail specialist or make-up artist cannot do their job in poor lighting. Not to mention it's bad for their eyesight. There is also a psychological factor: for example, the lack of natural light at the reception desk makes it difficult to focus on tasks and can negatively affect sales.
People go to the salon to feel and look good. Did you know that good lighting can also help in this regard? Properly placed lighting makes you look better in the mirror and gives colors as close to what is possible. At the same time, it helps professionals to do their work with the highest precision. Imagine what a disaster it would be otherwise if your employees couldn't see what they were doing.
Lighting design for hair salons is impossible without a few technical terms, so let's talk about the types of lighting and common indicators, so you know what we're talking about.
Ambient - the main source of lighting in your living room, usually created by dimmers and recessed ceiling lights.
Task - additional lighting sources that will help you in your work, such as a lamp at the reception desk or a floor lamp at a color station or a magnifying glass used by cosmetologists.
Accent - used to draw attention to something in your salon, such as product displays or professional certifications.
Vanity - provides an even source of light around the mirror and reduces shadows, which helps hair and makeup artists work on the client.
The lighting design above the workplace should be bright 4200k and CRI 85+, but diffuse, and certainly should not be neon, so as not to strain the eyes. It is best to choose tones in the interior that are closest to natural colors and daylight. As for the lux range, it ranges between 300-700 lx and depends on the source and part of the space in the salon that is illuminated.