How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon

First impressions matter in the beauty industry, and you want your clients to trust your staff the second they walk through the door. Having a smart and stylish uniform is imperative to give your business that all-important professional edge – but it’s also important to remember that beauty is a fashion-forward and young industry, and so your staff should look fashionable as well as professional. To get the balance right, choose an elegant, classic design with some subtle fashion touches such as interesting necklines, buttons or piping. Alternatively, why not select a uniform in one of the season’s hottest colours?

Ready to get started? Here are several things that you need to take into consideration for choosing a perfect uniform for your salon.

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon


First and foremost, the fabric of your uniform is incredibly important for many reasons. A uniform is thoroughly put through its paces each and every day, so it needs to be constructed in durable and long-lasting fabric. Here are the two popular fabric that we recommend:

1. Novaro Bi Stretch

This is our best-selling fabric with our customers and staff. Understandable too, as it’s durable and comfortable with a smooth satin professional look. Novaro Bi Stretch is true to the name as it has a stretch satin-backed slick moleskin fabric that is flattering for all body types.

2. 2Life ECO Fabric

Our new 2Life ECO sustainable fabric is a weave polyester fabric that is 100% recycled and recyclable – and most importantly for our busy clients who need their uniforms to work as hard as they do, 2Life is also incredibly comfortable, durable, easy to care for, and breathable (the Holy Grail when it comes to fabric for workwear).

3. Santiago Linen-Look

Keeping up with the fashion trends, we would like to introduce you to our new Santiago 100% polyester linen-look fabric. This fabric gives a clean crisp authority look of linen but easy to maintain, unlike pure linen. This stunning material is so easy to care for that it mightn’t even need ironing if you take it out of the machine straightaway!

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon


Another factor to consider when picking the perfect uniform is size and shape. Your chosen uniform should fit and flatter all shapes and sizes – and you need to bear in mind both your current staff and any future staff.

We have suitable outfits for all shapes and sizes. Some salons pick one colour for all uniforms but then vary the shapes and sizes to suit their staff.

Our most popular tunics are designed to skim the female form, while the high-quality bi-stretch material flatters the curves of your body. We also offer a range of different trouser styles to suit every figure.

Before ordering any uniforms online, consult our size guidelines to ensure you and your staff get the best fit.


In Buttercups we have a number of different colours available:

  • Black
  • Navy
  • Blush
  • Raspberry
  • Lapis Blue
  • Olive
  • Grey
  • White
  • Sapphire
  • Plum
  • Silver Grey
  • Lilac

Choosing a colour for your uniforms depends on a number of factors:

1. Logo or brand guidelines

Consider your logo or your brand guidelines as this impacts on the colour choice of your uniforms, especially if you would like to add your logo crest/print or badge on your uniforms. You want to make any logo embroidery stand out and look great.

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon

2. Salon type

The type of salon you run – beauticians, hairdressers, spa, pharmacy, massage therapist – can sometimes limit your selection of colours but not always!

Beauticians use a wide range of different colours, including black, grey, navy, plum, pink and white. One of our regular beautician clients chose a cerise tunic and black trouser because this combination is warm, happy, welcoming and flattering.

Hairdressers usually go for black uniforms as they are dealing with messy chemicals such as hair dye. Also, hairdresser always has great hairstyles and black usually make their styles pop!

Regardless of your type of business, you need to consider what is suitable for your everyday activities, in order to ensure your uniform stays as fresh as possible. This could even include purchasing waterproof aprons to protect your uniforms.

3. Salon décor

A uniform colour can also depend on the interior decoration of the salon, eg, the wall colour, the floors, the furniture or the lighting.

Black is the most popular colour for salon uniforms as it is clean and professional looking. It also works with bold interior colours such as red, purple, light green. However, if you have opted for a darker interior colour, such as navy or dark red, black may not be a good choice.

How to Select the Perfect Uniform for Your Salon

Accessories – Final Touch

Just as you’d accessorise a fashionable outfit, it’s important to remember the accessories that go with your uniform. Some to consider include a name badges and an apron. The waterproof apron is particularly useful as it’s easy to wipe and sterilise between appointments, it will protect your uniform for longer, and it’s available in black, which is both smart and professional.


No matter what design or colour you decide upon, Buttercups has the right uniform for you. And, with over 30 years of experience, we know where to get the very best material at the best price from trusted manufacturers who have been in the business for decades. So you can be sure of getting high-quality uniforms at a price to suit your budget. Contact us on 01 219 0215 or to find the perfect uniform for your salon.

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