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How to Choose the Right Hairdresser Apron?

Do you know there are about 967,013 hair salon businesses in the US?

This figure is increasing with each passing year and is representing the growing popularity of iconic hairstyles.

Whether you are starting a new salon or glamming up your existing salon apparel, buying a hairdresser apron should be among your top priorities.

hairdresser apron

With a plethora of choices available, deciding which grooming apparel is best for your business can be difficult.

No worries!

Here is the comprehensive guide to choosing the best hairdresser cape for your barbershop or salon;

1. Look for fabrics

Finding the right hair salon cape can be easy if you know which fabric is the best to last longer.

There are tons of different fabrics to choose from such as:

  • Cotton: The most common fabric used by hairdressers. However, it is not waterproof.
  • Rubber: This is a bit heavy but has good resistivity to liquids and dirt.
  • Leather: Best fabric for aprons as it offers great durability.
  • Vinyl: 100% water-resistant, easy to clean, and highly durable. However, it is not breathable.

2. Practicality

When selecting a hairdresser apron, practicality in the design is an important factor to consider.

As a hairdresser, you are required to use types of equipment like dryer, curler, comb, brushes, scissors, and other beauty accessories.

woman wearing an apron

So, wearing an apron that has side and front pockets can give you the full convenience of keeping tools  as you can juggle between different tasks.

3. Comfortable and lightweight

Under no conditions, you should compromise the comfort. They should not be too heavy to work for long hours or too light to get damaged.

Your job requires you to be active all day long. Therefore, make sure you wear something comfortable, lightweight, and breathable. For instance, the hairdresser aprons made of chemical-proof fabric are a great choice.

4. Durable

If you are spending a decent chunk amount of money on buying aprons, make sure it is worth it.


Choose a crape with the following features:

  • Wrinkle-proof
  • Water and tear-resistant
  • Requires little or no ironing
  • Resistance to stains and dirt
  • Chemical-free
  • Heat resistant

5. Design and colour

Are you looking for capes that should represent your brand? Do you want your customers to remember the unique look of your hairdresser apron?

If yes, look for capes that have beautiful designs and patterns.

The typical colour of the hairdresser uniform in many salons is black. It is a good choice against chemical stains.

However, be distinctive. Choose unique colours and designs that can add a “wow factor” and help you stand out from the competition.

In the end...

Salon wear is a reflection of your brand, work, expertise, and skills.

Whether you’re a hairdresser or a salon owner, choose high-quality apparel that looks and feels great.

Hopefully, with the above information, you will find everything from a stylish apron to a comfy cape.

At G&M Salon Apparel, explore our exclusive range of salon wear in the market. Dial 949-759-2093.

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