Whether you’re stocking up for a slumber party or you’re trying to start your own salon, it’s a good idea to know how to shop for wholesale salon equipment. Buying your equipment and your beauty supplies wholesale will end up saving you quite a bit of money. And if you follow this guide, you’ll be able to find the perfect merchant without any inconvenience.
If you know exactly which products or equipment you’re looking for, shopping for wholesale supplies online is virtually risk free. If you have a plan, a list of brands and products that you know you like and work well with, you’ll end up saving a lot of money and time. It’s when you start shopping willy-nilly that you end up with a carton of leave-in-conditioner that leaves your hair looking like you just finished playing an intense game of soccer.
You can buy online in two ways. The first is to go directly to the website for the company whose product you wish to buy. Some websites will allow you to create an order right there. If that’s not a possibility, however, call the phone number listed on the contact page. Hairsite.com has a list of online sources for salon equipment.
The other online option is to buy through a wholesale warehouse. You’ll be able to compare a few products and buy in bulk. Companies such as Marlo Beauty (Marlobeauty.com) will only sell to professionals. You’ll need to call their 800 number and register for access to their great deals. Others, such as cache beauty, only require a free membership.
If you’d rather go to a wholesale beauty supplier, search the yellow pages or the Internet to find the one closest to you. There are a number of wholesalers in any given city; like online wholesalers, the approach to non-professionals varies. Some will grant access to just anyone; others require your business card and a home address that doesn’t match your work address.
Keep your eyes and ears on alert for a salon-going-of-business sale. Occasionally, salons auction their chairs, curling irons and back orders of shampoo if they go out of business, and you can pick up their leftovers for dirt-cheap. Scout classified sections of newspapers and pay attention to the salons you see daily.
Finally, consider checking the online marketplaces such as craigslist or ebay. These websites are great hubs for the exchange of salon-quality supplies. If at all possible, try to meet the person selling you the salon supplies, and take a look at your purchases before buying. If that’s not a possibility, make sure you only buy from sellers with high ratings and positive reviews.
So there you have it. These are just a few ideas if you need to buy some salon equipment in bulk. By using wholesalers’ websites, you can stock your salon in a matter of minutes while still wearing your pajamas. If you find a wholesaler near you, you’ll be able to browse a few items and know how they’ll feel as you use them. By scavenging sales and shopping on ebay, you’ll be able to get all the equipment and supplies you’ll need as cheap as they come.