Every salon owner appreciates the value of client comfort. After all, a comfortable client is a happy client.
Alongside great customer service and amazing hairdressing and technical expertise, the aim of delivering comfort is often a stated intention, but how can you ensure it’s a kept promise? With backwash services, hair care treatments and colour services, and other hair and scalp care rituals rendering clients in a reclined position for prolonged periods, a visit to the salon can quite literally be a ‘pain in the neck’ for many clients.
As a salon, the last thing you want is for clients to leave looking sensational while feeling the aftereffects of a long visit with tension in the neck and back, or even pain. So how can you avoid discomfort, ensure clients experience real relaxation, and boost client satisfaction?
The answer, quite simply, lies in the equipment you choose. But, as with all things in life, it’s not quite that simple. Not all equipment is equal and that’s why Takara Belmont has transformed backwash experiences through a combination of science, research and design.
Weighing up the facts
First some facts. Did you know that in a full lie-flat position, the head accounts for 8% of total body weight, with the chest area at 33%, the waist and hips at 44% and the legs 15%? With the average head weight of a woman being 6kg* and a man’s at 7kg*, equipment must be designed to deliver support where it’s needed, and it must adjust to how your client’s full body weight is distributed during backwash services. Body shapes and sizes, and head weights, differ around the world too, so how support and comfort are delivered is equally important.
The result of research - a unique gel-filled neck rest design
Taking science fact into consideration, along with global body weight variations, decades of research and innovation have resulted in Takara Belmont’s unique gel-filled neck cushion. As an integral part of the entire backwash structure, our basin design and tilt mechanisms, chair and backwash bed designs, and recline positions are all meticulously curated to optimise full body comfort and, in particular, provide exemplary head and neck support.
Taking all other design attributes and functions into account, it’s Takara Belmont’s unique gel-filled neck cushion design that stands out as a defining feature. This soft, supple cushion automatically configures to the contours of individual neck and head shapes and weights to deliver supreme comfort at every backrest angle, and for every service duration.
With two distinct neck rest designs, that alleviate tension and strain during every backwash service, the RS Series - including the RS Prime, RS Primo and RS Axis - features a contoured ceramic basin with a tilting mechanism and a gel-filled cushion to ensure tailored comfort. The Yume Series further advances this concept with a unique Neck Device, a gel-filled neck cushion and two gel-filled head pillows that provide exceptional comfort and support across its prestige range.
Present across our entire backwash range, these unique designs ensure that the client’s body and neck position are perfectly balanced throughout all backwash and treatment services, while salons can choose from a range of backwash unit designs based on the backwash experience they want to create.
Images above top row L-R: RS Elite, RS Prime, RS Primo
Images below top row L-R: Body weight distribution, Yume treatment position, Yume Neck Device illustration
Images below bottom row L-R: 1. Yume Neck Device, 2. Yume shampoo, 3. Yume DX basin and treatment
See and feel the difference with the Yume Series
When it comes to delivering sublime comfort and elevating backwash services to new standards of refinement, our fully motorised Yume Series offers next level luxury. With lie-flat backwash units and a bespoke neck device that’s exclusive to this prestige range, clients get to experience an elevation in shampoo, treatment and spa-style treatment protocols that further enhance comfort and support, while positioning salons as purveyors of exceptional care at the backwash.
Featuring a specific neck rest design innovation, products in the Yume Series benefit from our adaptive Neck Device, along with our gel-filled neck rest and the addition of two gel-filled head pillows. Exclusive to our Yume range, this neck device adapts naturally to different shaped heads and bodies, owing to its rotating mechanism with two shafts; this creates a 3-point support system with the neck rest and head pillows to offer complete neck, back and head support.
This not only means that clients experience full body support from head to toe, it also means that salons can offer longer treatments and spa-style services without compromising client comfort. With backwash beds that are designed and contoured to accommodate all shapes and sizes, and upholstery selected from over 90 fabrics and materials to deliver tactile sensations of comfort, the Yume Series achieves extraordinary levels of well-being that advance treatment experiences and outcomes.
Subsequently, the Yume Series is great for business. Not only does it promise the ultimate indulgence that keeps clients coming back, it allows for the expansion of your service menu too. Spa-style rituals including head, neck and shoulder massage can be incorporated into your menu, while coupling with Spa Mist II allows for scalp care, hand and nail conditioning treatments and colour services to be added and upgraded.
And, with the newest addition of Yume Head Bath, why not treat your clients to the ultimate head spa experience that promotes relaxation and calm, as well as actively improving scalp health, and well-being?
Upgrade affordably and tax efficiently
At a time when salons are looking for innovative ways to expand their horizons while keeping a watchful eye on budgets, Takara Belmont’s exclusive 0% Finance Lease Scheme makes it possible to upgrade in the most affordable and tax efficient way.
Click here to discover our 0%, zero deposit Finance Lease Scheme and apply today.
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