I’ve been a hair stylist for over a decade.
Something that people don’t realize is that salons need to be kept cool.
Do you know how hard it is to cut someone’s hair when it’s sticky and humid in a room? Not only does it frizz up clients’ hair, but it’s miserable for everyone inside. Clients sit with a big cape over them, covering everything but their head and neck, and it can get hot under there! The stylists are running around and on their feet all day, since sitting while cutting a clients’ hair doesn’t really work. Luckily, my salon recently installed a new A/C system! The new cooling equipment and accessories are very impressive. Our system is zoned so that all three rooms in the salon can be independently climate-controlled. We also have smart thermostats in each room, which means we can schedule the cooling system to set at certain temperatures depending on the day and time; since an HVAC contractor installed our new cooling system, the smart thermostat has been cooling down the salon for thirty minutes before opening, so the temperature is already perfect when we come in. The smart thermostat also allows us to adjust the temperature from an app on our phones, so we don’t have to walk away from our clients to change the climate. Client complaints about the temperature have essentially disappeared. Before we installed the new air conditioning system, there used to be “hot spots” that weren’t covered by any nearby vents. The HVAC technician took note of this, and added some new vents to cover every chair in the salon. It’s been a godsend! Without the advice and hard work of our HVAC technician, the salon would be a hot and humid environment; now, it’s perfect!