Basic Feng Shui For Your Salon
Whether it’s the colours chosen for the walls, the arrangement of the salon or thoughtfully placed water features, a more enlightened approach to business is no longer seen as weird – indeed some of the most successful salons in the country have looked to their spiritual side for inspiration.
Here are some simple steps you can take if you’d like to add some calming Eastern influences into your salon.
Top Tips for Feng Shui
There are many principles to the ancient Chinese philosophy of feng shui – here are some that may prove beneficial to your business:
- The south-east section of your salon is the ideal place to site your till as it’s the wealth sector of a building
- A water feature could be just the trick to keep staff and clients in an upbeat mood. According to the laws of feng shui, it activates chi, or positive energy. Try placing a tabletop fountain in the wealth sector for the ultimate effect
- Don’t have spiky cacti in your salon; the pointed edges have a negative effect on the flow of chi
Colour can have a profound emotional and spiritual effect, so be careful what hues you opt for when designing your salon. Within Eastern philosophy it is believed that colours relate to the different chakra (energy centres) in the body.
PURPLE relates to the crown chakra and the brain. It has a calming effect and is beneficial for those suffering depression or stress
BLUE relates to the throat chakra and is the colour of communication
GREEN, relating to the heart, is a balancing colour that should bring harmony
YELLOW relates to the stomach and has a stimulating effect, helpful when study or concentration are required.