It is well-known that the most successful businesses value and maintain their appearance in all areas. The office's that are the most effective maintain the highest of standards in terms of (1) cleanliness, (2) design, (3) function and (4) comfortability. In today’s day and age creating a beautiful, functional work space is not only important but it is easier than ever! This article will hopefully spark some ideas for you to start creating your dream office space...
It’s All About the Entrance
It’s true what they say, “First impressions are everything” and that same concept spans across all areas of your business. Whether your lash business runs from home or at another location, it’s equally as important to maintain professionalism from the entrance to the lash room. Here's some ideas to think about:
1. Maintain a clear and clean pathway for clients
This one’s pretty obvious, but you definitely don’t want your clients tripping on their way in! eek!
2. Provide somewhere to sit
Have somewhere for your client’s friends/family to sit and wait and/or awaiting customers. We’re loving this chaise by Castlery:
3. It's the little things
Home necessities can double as both functional and decorative. Pop a cute mat at the door like this one from Magnolia:
Beauty Room Blitz
Research shows that the effect of interior design in salons can increase customer satisfaction as well as customer re-visitation intention (Research Gate, 2016). What are you waiting for!? Spending the extra $$ is definitely worth it in the long run… Here’s a few ideas to get you thinking:
A ring light for your clients to capture a quick #selfie after you’ve performed your magic on them…
A rug is the perfect compliment to your chosen colour scheme. Rugs can also act to hide unideal floor surfaces (i.e. exposed cement). They're also perfect for keeping you warmer in winter if you have tiled flooring!
Grab a range of different frames and mix and match to create some interest on a boring wall. Alternatively, 3 or 4 large frames can create a modern feel to your studio.
If you’re wanting prints that are unique, hit up some artists and ask for some custom-made designs, otherwise, pop online and see what you can find! We're loving:
Keeping an organised filing system doesn’t have to be the worst part of adulthood… why not make it pretty!? You’ll not only feel like you’ve got your stuff sorted but clients will also see that you’ve prioritised your business organisation! Here’s our favourite looks which double as décor:
Use this bookcase to store all your training books/documents as well as client lists and storage boxes.
This little beauty will be your life saver - place all your lashes, glues, etc. on each tray and wallah! You're good to go.
Use this desk to put your laptop and current business work on! Ensure this space stays tidy when you have clients around.
Have some fun designing your space, here at LashXTD Pro we believe that everything in a room should either be 1. known to be useful or 2. known to be beautiful.
Lastly, use your imagination! Create a magical space that's equally as beautiful for your clients as it is for yourself. Good luck x