When thinking of adding a facial room to your salon or spa, you’ll need about an 8′ x 10′ space for facials and a minimum of about 9′ x 12′ for massage. Be sure to allow for movement around the facial bed itself, especially when the area is to be used for massage and/or waxing as well. Obviously, more space will be needed for massage, particularly if a shower is added.
When Designing a Facial or All Purpose Spa area, a major consideration is making the most efficient use of the facial room setup. Often you can set up a back facial room with just a very small space. For example, a facial treatment area can easily be set up for waxing and massage as well. This way, if the spa room is not being booked every hour for facials, other services can be performed in that space, maximizing the salon owner’s fixed costs.
Here are some pointers from the Veeco Design Staff:
1. A good facial treatment room is one that is quiet, comfortable, relaxing, and clean.
2. When designing a facial space, client comfort and noise level are extremely important. If your client is not completely relaxed and comfortable during his/her treatment, you cannot expect that client to return on a regular basis. Therefore, the facial room itself should be located in a low-traffic area where there is not a lot of outside noise, i.e. – as far away as possible from hairdressers yelling over the sound of their blow-dryers. If this is not possible, consider the use of sound insulation in the walls of such treatment rooms.
3. Choose from a wide selection of spa equipment, medi-spa equipment and wellness furniture on the Veeco website.The facial room itself should contain a comfortable and fully-adjustable facial bed, a steamer, magnifying lamp, and any other equipment necessary to offer the total range of services to be offered. A multi-function machine (one with high-frequency, brushes, vacuum suction, etc. is a worthwhile investment, as this will enable the esthetician to vary the service with the client’s needs). In addition, the room should have a cabinet sanitizer, tech stool, sink, and plenty of storage for towels, products, literature, etc. Soft, relaxing music is also a must and should be volume-controlled in each individual room. If the room is to be used as a massage room as well, consider adding a shower for client convenience.
4. Proper lighting is very important. We recommend either recessed incandescent lighting or wall sconces (or both), definitely controlled by a dimmer switch for the varying levels of lighting needed for the various service being offered. For instance, waxing requires a much higher level of lighting than a typical facial requires.
5. Facial treatment rooms are often done in white or off-white. However, current trends have led to these rooms being decorated in natural tones or soft/subdued pastels. Flooring is most often tiled (it needs to be easily cleaned). Facial bed linens are often used to add/change the accent color. Again, a facial room must maintain a comfortable yet clean appearance. Low maintenance is the key.
6. Be sure to start with a professional floor plan and have it checked by your plumber and electrician. Some of the most common mistakes seen when it comes to designing a facial room involve lack of space, poor location planning, absence of plumbing, and not planning for maximum efficiency (such as a multi-purpose room).Estimate construction costs at an average of around $15 per square foot, depending upon the space itself. There are so many variables there, such as whether it’s new construction or an old space being remodeled, etc. Quality equipment for a complete facial room starts at about a $1000.
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