Components: The starting point for designing a beauty room is the services that it has to offer and the target clientele. The services offered are facials, waxing, aroma therapy, massages, skin treatments etc. The minimum size of a facial room would be 5’0 x 8’0 just having a facial bed on one side. The size of the facial can go up to 8’0”x12’0” having a facial bed with space all around. In such a room it’s a must to have everything required within the room so that there’s no door movement while the service is going on. The room should have a basin with hot and cold water supply. A tiny shower cubicle can also be installed in a corner. There should be enough electrical points located at a suitable level. A running counter is very useful for keeping things and accessories. A mirror running with counter on wall can make the room look double its size. A storage cabinet can store towels, robe, and various other things. A full height mirror near the entrance door is a good idea as people want to see themselves after the treatment. A call bell switch must be at a convenient location so that the client can call in case of any need. As everyone has different temperature comfort thus individual temperature control is must in every facial room. The speakers for music must have individual volume control.
Themes: There can be hundreds of themes for a facial room. All beauty rooms in a salon can be based on one theme or alternatively they all can be different from each other. We have created rooms on various themes like Navratnas (the nine stones representing nine planets of the universe), Elements of Universe (Water, Air, Earth, Sun and Sky), Fragrances (Jasmine, Lavender, Sandalwood) etc.
Material Finishes: The selection of materials should be practical and suitable to the activity and in accordance with the theme. For example, the ceiling can be of Gypsum board, pop, wood, laminates or veneers, glass, mirrors, stainless steel or Aluminum composite panels etc. The flooring can have stones, Tiles, wood, laminated wooden tiles etc. The walls can have paints, tiles, mirrors, laminates and veneers or wall papers.
To conclude I would say that beauty rooms have added an interesting dimension to the salon design. So much so forth that in many of our recent projects we have followed an approach where the theme and even the name of the salon has been derived by the theme of the beauty rooms.