More often than not, the hairdressing cape and aprons are overlooked. Not much thought is put behind them and they are seen to be less important than the apron. Well, we're here to stress the importance behind both! To avoid being covered in hair, you're going to want to have these on hand at all times!
How To Pick The Perfect Hairdressing Cape
There are only a few things you need to look out for when picking a cape. The first thing is the look. Do you want to go for something branded, colourful or perhaps plain? The capes can help to build your brand identity, so this should be a big influence or your decision. Additionally, do velcro or studded hairdressing capes work best for you? Velcro is faster to remove and apply, however, hair can sometimes become stuck, making cleaning sometimes annoying.
Ensure the capes you purchase are waterproof and bleach proof of colouring and conditioning is a service you offer. It will ensure that capes last and look well preserved. Another important consideration is the size. While most are one size fits all, you may get the odd child when cutting. For this reason, you should always have a kids cape on hand, just in case!
Selecting The Right Apron
First and foremost, people pick their apron based on fashion. They want something that is going to match their uniform (if you have one) or something to make people laugh. It's a great way to break the ice and start a conversation with the client. It's also important to make sure the apron is the right length and material for your needs. Some people opt for disposable aprons but with more people becoming environmentally conscientious, we recommend reusable ones, grab a few to be safe! Why not grab a few different styles and mix things up! Also, remember you'll be wearing them most of the day, so the most important thing is comfort.