Salon Talk: Inventory Management Basics

Running a salon is not just about making people look and feel good. When you are not cutting hair or giving styling advice, you are expected to go over the operational side, which surely means paying attention to the nitty-gritty of the business. And among the areas you need to check carefully is the logistics, primarily the inventory.

You may not realize it, but the inventory can make or break your business. Undersupply may mean non-delivery of good services expected from you. If you think you are having problems in this area, it is high time you focus on it. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Always have a reliable supply

One of the nightmares of a hairstylist is finding no curlers or clippers in the stock room. You have to make sure that your stock room is always fully complete with supplies. To ensure that, you should find a supplier that sells scissors, combs, and barber clippers for sale that are always delivered on time.

Track the items

When someone borrows or uses an item, it should be tracked or registered. You can have a logbook where your staff can indicate the number of items borrowed and used. That way, you can easily decide whether your stock room needs replenishment or not.

Conduct weekly or monthly audit

To further assess the needs of your salon, you should conduct a thorough audit every week or month. This is the perfect time to gauge the turnover rate of your supplies. Doing so will help you manage expectations and fix your budget as far as supplies acquisition is concerned.

These are just some hings to keep in mind if you want to manage the logistics of your salon. Always remember that the key to it is staying organized.