Salon Lighting

Salon Layout

Whether it is for hair, nail, beauty or make up, no two salons are the same. Your lighting plan needs reflect the space and the work you do. As a general rule, there are distinct zones within a salon. These include a reception and waiting areas, workstations, wash basins and storerooms.

Reception and Waiting Areas

As these zones are traditionally at the entrance they should feature calming ambient light to ease clients into the salon experience and introduce the overall style of your workplace.

Workstations

Different tasks require different lighting levels. Consider the mood that you want to evoke as a massage studio in comparison to lighting required for make up artistry. You want to create the right light to show off your work and enhance the clients’ experience.

Wash Basins

This area of a salon can be difficult to specify. You want to use task lighting that will assist you with colour matching, yet be comfortable enough for clients to look into from a reclined position. Anti-glare fittings are a non-negotiable.

Storerooms

These areas are commonly out of sight for clients. Lighting should be kept functional with high a colour rendering index to assist with mixing colours and palettes.


Colour Temperature

Colour Temperatures
Colour Temperatures

Cool White

However, it is common to see salons using a 6000K colour temperature. Lights this cool can easily give the room a clinical feeling, which will make it feel more like visiting a hospital than a relaxing salon experience. Cool lighting also can make the skin appeal pale and dull which makes it ill suited to salon use.

Warm White

A warm white (3000K) colour temperature is best practice in salons. This is light is soft and relaxing and will put your clients at ease.

Colour Rendering Index

Colour Rendering Index
Colour Rendering Index

Colour rendering refers to the way that a light source impacts the way a colour is seen by the human eye and how colour variations and shades are interpreted. The Colour Rendering Index or CRI is a scale from 1 to 100. 

Perhaps the most important consideration in hair salon lighting is colour matching. If the CRI levels of the salon lights are far from those of natural light sources, problems will result when the customer leaves the salon. This is especially the case when it comes to hair dyeing. Hair colour can change appearance under different types of light, which is why it’s very common for people to get home from the salon and feel that the colour is different from what they saw when the dye was applied.

Contemporary track lighting is perfect for salons. It offers a modern aesthetic while allowing you to turn the light in any direction, as well as moving the lights up and down the track. This flexibility makes it easy for you to adapt the light to the rest of the interior even after the fittings have been installed. Track lighting creates the opportunity to customise a design to suit your personal style as well as the shape and size of your salon. 

Track Lighting

Track Lighting

Contemporary track lighting is perfect for salons. It offers a modern aesthetic while allowing you to turn the light in any direction, as well as moving the lights up and down the track. This flexibility makes it easy for you to adapt the light to the rest of the interior even after the fittings have been installed. Track lighting creates the opportunity to customise a design to suit your personal style as well as the shape and size of your salon.

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Lighting Design Service
If you are building or renovating and not sure which lights to use where, we offer a lighting design service. Simply send us your reflective ceiling plan (floor plan) and let us know your desired outcome. Someone from our design team will access your space and make a calculated recommendation of what type and how many lights you need.
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Linear Lighting Series

Linear Lighting Series

Our streamline linear pendants are a fantastic addition to any counter or reception area. They can be used in a salon to help define the space. Linear profile lighting has a sophisticated high-end look with the ability to surface mount, recess or suspended the fittings from the ceiling. LED World linear profile lighting is custom manufactured and can be aluminium powder coated any colour required to create a truly bespoke product.

Paris Rose Hair Artistry

Paris Rose Hair Artistry

With a minimalist Scandinavian design, this Perth hair salon required lighting that would complement the scheme whilst achieving the desired task lighting. A 15W white track in warm white system with a CRI level of 90 was surface mounted onto the ceiling. This high CRI level was installed to assist staff with matching colour tones when dying hair. The fittings used also included anti glare to ensure client comfort in front of the mirrors.

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