Buying Used Hairdressing Equipment: Tips and Considerations

Furnishing your hair salon is an exciting process and the choice between used or new furniture is always an important decision you have to make. This post guides you through the considerations when buying used hairdressing equipment and explores why some may prefer to invest in new.

01. December 2023

Wear and mechanical faults

When buying used hairdressing equipment, it is important to pay attention to the condition. Check wear on surfaces, mechanical components that have to move. Ask questions about past use and maintenance to ensure the inventory meets your expectations. Points that are most often worn the most: Wheels on cutting chairs, pumps and armrests on customer chairs and the electronics in massage sinks.

Hygiene and cleanliness

Good hygiene is super important in a hairdressing salon. When buying used furniture, you should carefully inspect the furniture for cleanliness. Consider whether it is possible to disinfect the furniture before you buy.

Why Choose Used Hairdressing Equipment?

There are several good reasons for choosing used hairdressing equipment. It can be cheaper and you can find unique furniture with character that only time can create. You can buy demo models and outlet here .

Why Choose New Hairdressing Equipment?

While used furniture has its advantages, there may be situations where new furniture is the better choice for you. New fixtures often offer longer warranties, meet the latest industry standards and can be customized to your specific needs. You can explore hairdressing equipment here .

Warranty and Service

An important consideration is warranty and service. New equipment often comes with longer warranty periods, and manufacturers can offer reliable service and support. This can be crucial for the smooth operation of your salon. You can read more here .

Flexibility and Adaptability

New fixtures allow for customization and special orders, which is ideal if you have very special dreams for your salon decor. Right after good service, your brand is what influences customer experience the most. Some customers even believe that the hairdresser's brand is more important than the quality of their work - crazy right?


Your budget is crucial. Consider the cost of used vs. new inventory and how it fits into your financial goals. Remember to include any costs for repairing or upgrading used fixtures.


A good solution if you want to buy new, without having to have too much money in your pocket, is to finance your furniture. You can read more about financing here .


The choice between used and new hairdressing equipment depends on your specific needs, budget and priorities. Carefully weigh the pros and cons to make the best decision for your salon.

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Written by Rasmus Østergaard

Author at Just Add People

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