How to Clean a Salon Mirror

How to Clean a Salon Mirror

What are your customers looking at during their time in your salon?

Themselves, you, other people in the salon, the street outside, perhaps a TV screen. But they are not looking directly at you, themselves or anything else. They are looking at the mirror or mirrors. When they look in the mirrors in your salon your customers want to be focused on how fantastic they look and what an amazing haircut, or other treatment they're having. They don't want to be distracted by dirty, grubby marks or spray residue on the mirrors. That's why having clean and shiny mirrors is so important in any hairdresser, barbershop or salon.

This guide to keeping salon mirrors clean will ensure your salon mirrors are always sparkling to help keep your customers happy and coming back to you again and again.

What You Will Need to Clean Mirrors

The most important thing you will need to clean your mirrors and keep them sparkling and streak-free is a good quality microfibre cloth. Have a few on hand so that you can always use a dry one and keep them clean. Wash and dry them after every use.

The most unusual or unexpected thing you will need to clean your mirrors is shaving foam!

The other less surprising tools and products you will need are:

  • Spirit vinegar.
  • Rubbing alcohol.
  • Bucket of warm dish soapy water (use only a small amount of soap or you'll be rinsing off bubbles for ages).
  • Sponge.
  • Newspaper.
  • Kitchen towel.

Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Mirrors

First, check your mirror for any residue, sticky patches or spots caused by hairspray, makeup etc. these can be removed with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and kitchen towel.

Then clean the whole mirror using your sponge and soapy water. Ensure you squeeze out all excess water first.

Dry the mirror with your microfibre cloth ensuring you get into the corners and edges. Finally, buff your mirror with newspaper for a sparkling and streak-free finish.

But wait, what about the shaving foam I hear you cry!

Well, the shaving foam is for if you have mirrors in a steamy environment. A small amount of shaving foam on a microfibre cloth rubbed over the mirror's surface will prevent your mirrors from steaming up.

When Cleaning Isn't Enough: Replacing Your Salon Mirrors

If you keep your salon mirrors well maintained with regular cleaning they should last you a good few years. But mirrors don't last forever and somewhere between 5-10 years they will begin to deteriorate.

Whether they begin to warp or develop black spots or whether they suffer heat or other damage that causes cracks, there comes a time when your salon mirrors will need to be replaced.

At Concept Salon Furniture we have a wide range of salon mirrors so you can replace one or all of your salon mirrors whatever your style and whatever your budget.

Get in touch with us, or browse our online store, you could even pop into our showroom and you'll find the perfect mirror solutions for your salon.