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Tips on buying barbering furniture from Salon Equipment Centre


John Wright is founder and MD of the Salon Equipment Centre in Leicestershire. Hesbeen stockpiling wisdom on furniture for 20 years. John says

Start with the budget the numbers never lie and loading your costs at the outsetcan put you in a hole before youve even opened. Good furniture suppliers can offerfinance deals up to 5 years and monthly payments help cost control.

Buy the best you can afford whatever your budget, make sure you get the bestquality you can afford. Visit suppliers and checking the quality, as what looks good ina picture may not be built well, plus quality lasts.

Take advice on space planning the rule of thumb is 4 ft from the centre of thechair to the centre of the next chair. Good suppliers will help you with your shopdesign and dont start until you know everything that is going to fit into the space oryoull end up in a mess.

Make a stand on reputation a serious and multi-functional barber chair spiedthrough the window says something! Use your space and furniture choice to expressthe kind of professional you are.

Not every deal is a good deal Ebay or private second hand equipment sales can bea white elephant. You cant really try before you buy and there is no after service.Second hand equipment bought from SEC is serviced and refurbished before beingresold and carries a full guarantee. SEC chose to offer part exchange deals, allowingyour old equipment to be replaced with new in your shop at the same time.

NOTE to all barbers: if you are contacting SEC for PART X enquiries mention Modern

Barber for a 5% Part X bonus.