There are several must haves when starting a hair salon.  The list should include all purpose shears, thinning or blending shears, a blow dryer, curling iron, hair straightener, paddle brush, round brush, comb set, sectioning clips, and salon hairdressing cape.

Finding the perfect set of all purpose shears is key because it is the tool you will use the most.  There are right handed and left handed shears and the price range can vary from $20 to $500 just depends on preference.  Standard size is 5.5 to 6.5 inch shears.  Thinning or blending shears come in handy for big jobs or small jobs for even more precision or to remove weight. Blending shears help create texture and detail.  The next essential tool for a hair salon is a good blow dryer. Consider buying a lightweight blow dryer that can quickly dry all hair types.

Curling irons and hair straighteners are also good to have for styling hair for customers events and such.  Paddle brushes are great for detangling hair.  Another essential tool is a good comb set for sectioning, separating, straightening, and styling. Round brushes are essential for blow outs.  Sectioning clips help section off parts of the hair you have already worked on so that you can work on the next section of hair.  Lastly, a salon hairdressing cape is essential for your customers to feel comfortable and clean after a haircut.