A portable barber chair is now a common sight in beauty salons and hairdressing establishments. Before, barber services, which are associated only with men, are separated from those of women, with the latter going to hairdressing salons instead of the barber’s. However, hair care for men and women can now be both found in one single establishment. Designs of barber chairs have also changed to make them fit more in a salon setting.
Why a portable barber chair?
Traditional barber chairs usually look like an executive chair. This might be due to the fact that these chairs are traditionally associated with the male clientele. An image of a cigar-puffing dude having a hair cut comes to mind when one looks at a traditional barber seat. These traditional chairs are usually big, upholstered with leather and usually come in black.
However, modern salons have tamed the barber chair design a bit to fit in with the ambience of a beauty salon. Most barber seats now are portable and are smaller than traditional ones. But this doesn’t mean that they offer less comfort and are less sturdy than the old ones.
Features and designs
Portable barber chairs might be smaller in stature than traditional makes, but most have more comfort features than their older counterparts. For one, it is common to see a portable chair for barbers with a head and foot rest, although both are usually removable to make this piece of furniture easier to move around and store and serve the purpose of it being portable.
Most modern barber seats also have adjustable reclines and heights and the more expensive ones can have automatic massage features and additional accessories like padded armchairs, magazine racks and even a whirlpool foot bath. Some even have wheeled legs for easy mobility. Depending on the price and brand, a modern barber chair can cost between $150 to over $3,000.
Unlike traditional barber chairs which are made from leather and heavy materials, portable ones are usually made of light materials like plastic, light metal and canvas cloth. However, even the modern, portable ones have retained the bigger and more masculine look as compared with traditional hairdressing salon chairs.
A portable barber chair might not be as sturdy-looking as a traditional one, but it serves its purpose and is more durable than how it looks. Having one in a salon will definitely not hurt a business’ chances of attracting male customers.