Funnylife Hydraulic Pump Salon & Barber Chair

Last updated date: October 23, 2020

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Funnylife Hydraulic Pump Salon & Barber Chair

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Overall Take

You can adjust this chair upward in just a few downward steps of your foot, then move it back to its original position with one long pump. It uses a heavy-duty hydraulic pump that ensures the seat eases up and down smoothly. The chair is built to last, with a seat and back covered in high-quality material and a heavy-duty solid chrome base. In our analysis of 0 expert reviews, the Funnylife Funnylife Hydraulic Pump Salon & Barber Chair placed 1st when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 23, 2020:
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From The Manufacturer

Seat width: 18.5'' -Chair width: 24'' -Min/max seat height: 20''-26''

Overall Product Rankings

Funnylife Hydraulic Pump Salon & Barber Chair
1. Funnylife Hydraulic Pump Salon & Barber Chair
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
BestSalon Hydraulic Pump Salon Chair
2. BestSalon Hydraulic Pump Salon Chair
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
FlagBeauty Hydraulic Hair & Beauty Salon Chair
3. FlagBeauty Hydraulic Hair & Beauty Salon Chair
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
Beauty4Star Hydraulic Pump Hair Styling Salon Chair
4. Beauty4Star Hydraulic Pump Hair Styling Salon Chair
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
Beauty Style Classic Hydraulic Barber Salon Chair
5. Beauty Style Classic Hydraulic Barber Salon Chair
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Artist Hand Hydraulic & Reclining Swivel Salon Chair
6. Artist Hand Hydraulic & Reclining Swivel Salon Chair
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Salon Chairs

Whether you run a salon or lease a booth in a salon suite, you’ll need the right tools to start taking customers. In addition to scissors, brushes and styling products, you’ll also require a sturdy, comfortable chair to host customers for a haircut.

But there are a few basics to prioritize when shopping for a salon chair. The first is safety. You’ll need a chair with a base strong enough to keep the seat in place without tipping over. Preferably, it will have rubber on the base to prevent it from slipping around. This will not only ensure safety for you and your clients, but also will prevent it from scratching your floor.

The next consideration is comfort. This applies not only to the customers sitting in your chair, but to you, the stylist, as well. Measure the height of a current chair in your salon and determine exactly where you’ll need it to be both for your own comfort and your typical customers. Clients should also be able to put their feet in the footrest without it putting them in an awkward position.

The material of the seat also plays a role in how comfortable your clients are. You’ll need a cover that will hold up through all the use it will get. Also pay attention to the padding a chair offers. Customers should feel comfortable as they’re sitting in your chair, even for longer procedures like coloring. The armrests should be in a good position for a variety of heights.

Seat adjustment is the final feature you’ll need to look at. Most salon chairs adjust with a foot lever, but these can vary in functionality. Look for a chair with a hydraulic pump built in to make sure when you raise or lower your chair, it will go smoothly. A salon chair should also lock in place once you have it at the desired position.

DWYM Fun Fact

Hairstylists have a variety of business options once they’re licensed and ready to start taking clients. Some stylists choose to work for an hourly wage or commission. This type of salon often caters to beginning stylists who want to get experience. The best thing about it is that most of these locations cater to walk-in customers, so you won’t have to worry about drumming up your own clients. Most stylists eventually switch to renting a salon suite, where clients pay them directly and they act as independent contractors. A select group of stylists go on to run their own salon, an option that requires a large investment and a higher level of risk.

The Salon Chair Buying Guide

  • Assembly can be complicated with salon chairs. See if you can take a look at the instructions before you order to make sure you’ll be properly prepared. You may need a second pair of hands or special hardware to put it together.
  • You may have to pay more for a high-quality chair, but it will be worth it if it lasts a while. If you save a little money today, you could find that you’re replacing the chair in a few months, which means you’ll have to go through the cost of buying it and the process of assembling it all over again.
  • You’ll probably notice that most salon chairs are made from high-quality vinyls rather than fabrics. There’s a reason for that. Vinyl is easy to clean while also resisting staining from any products that drip on it. You also won’t have to worry about hairs getting caught on the material of vinyl versus fabric.
  • Salon chairs typically adjust through the use of a foot lever. This allows you to move a customer up and down as needed even when your hands are full. Look at the instructions for adjusting the chair before you buy.
  • Hydraulics can ensure that when you adjust the seat, the experience is a smooth one for the client.
  • Some salon chairs don’t allow you to adjust the seat while the customer is in it. That means your customer would have to stand up before you can move the seat up or down. This obviously isn’t ideal, so make sure you are buying a seat that lets you adjust it while the client is seated.
  • Even though they adjust, salon chairs come in a variety of height options. Check to make sure yours will move to the positions you’ll expect before you buy.
  • Check the frame of any chair you choose. The best will have a heavy-duty steel frame that will not only hold up over many years of use but will also resist tipping.