There must be barely a person in the land who hasn’t spotted the change in our high streets: more coffee shops, hairdressers, barber shops, nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours, and fewer places to actually shop. Much of this is down to the price and convenience of internet shopping, but it’s also the result of our increasing enjoyment of social and leisure pursuits. Hairdressing salons have long offered a cup of tea or mug of instant coffee to their patient patrons as they await their turn in the chair or pass the time while highlighting takes effect. But don’t your customers deserve better coffee than a half-stirred cup of granulated robusta coffee? There’s a whole range of commercial coffee machines for hairdressers, barber shops and beauty salons which will give your clientele a hot beverage more in line with the kind of experience you’re striving so hard to achieve.
The best coffee machine for a hairdresser, tattoo shop or similar is a bean-to-cup machine. Not terminology which most people outside of the coffee industry know. It’s a commercial coffee machine designed to deliver high-quality hot drinks with the press of a button. The results, whether you’re after espresso, latte, ristretto, cappuccino, macchiato or a flat white, aren’t far off a handcrafted, barista-poured coffee.
More and more, as customers we expect an experience, wherever we go. We don’t want to feel forgotten about, we don’t want to be bored. We definitely don’t want to drink bad coffee with a sprinkling of granules bobbing about, mysteriously undissolved. And as the owner or manager of a business, you don’t want your customers wishing time would pass faster and that they were somewhere else.
Leasing a bean-to-cup coffee machine for your business makes sense on several levels. With permission from your council, get a table and chairs directly outside. Waiting customers will happily while away a little time, sipping coffee, increasing the visibility and appeal of your salon. All that potential passing trade sees an extra reason to consider you next time they’re considering a new tattoo, beauty treatment or haircut. Unlike an espresso machine, a bean-to-cup coffee machine doesn’t require barista skills or take up time, so your team can focus on what they do best. If you lease a coffee machine, there’s no capital outlay up front, and it’s a valid business cost and tax deductible too.
For no-obligation advice on leasing a coffee machine for your hairdresser’s salon, beauty business or high street shop, give us a call on freephone 0800 840 9023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today