We all have our preferences when it comes to barbershop equipment. Some people prefer a mirror and some prefer a window. Some people like the smell of aftershave while others prefer unscented shampoos. 

But one thing is clear: none of these preferences matter if you don’t have the right tools for your barber shop! In this post, I will cover some basic tips for selecting barber shop equipment that will help make your experience as awesome as possible!

Barber Chairs and Stations 

Barber chairs and stations are important barber shop equipment. They should be comfortable, easy to move around in, easy to clean, and simple to maintain.

The most important thing when choosing a chair is that it fits your body size comfortably so you can work for long periods of time without getting tired or feeling sore. You want a seat that supports your back so it won't hurt when you sit down at your station for an extended period of time. 

This will help maintain good posture throughout the day by preventing muscle tension from building up over time (which can lead to injury). A good rule of thumb is: if you're taller than 5'7", avoid sitting on barber chairs with armrests because they tend toward being too high off the ground!

Clippers, Trimmers, and Razors 

Clippers, trimmers and razors are all essential tools for the barber shop. You can find them in different sizes and shapes, but they all serve a similar purpose: to trim hair into a final shape before cutting it off.

A good barber shop will have the right equipment for your needs as well as being organized so that you don't have to waste time looking for something when you need it most. If you're not sure what type of clipper or razor works best for your hair type (long or short), ask an experienced hairstylist who knows their stuff!

When using any kind of clipper/razor tool on yourself or others at home (including children), make sure that there aren't any sharp edges on the blades before using them on others—especially if there are small children around who might accidentally get hurt by these tools unless properly handled first!

Cutting and Styling Tools 

  • Cutting and styling tools are essential to any barber shop. These items can range from a pair of scissors to a straight razor, but no matter what you choose, it's important that you’re cutting and styling tools are good quality.
  • A good quality blade will last longer than cheaper ones, so choose wisely when purchasing blades for your barber shop equipment.
  • In addition to having the right blade for each job (i.e., razor for shaving), you'll also need an appropriate brush for each type of haircut—the proper one will help ensure that the hair is properly cut by preventing tangles from forming in the first place!

Shaving Supplies and Accessories 

When you’re ready to shave, it’s important to have the right tools. Here are some of the most essential items for your barber shop:

  • Razors
  • Shaving cream (and other shaving products)
  • Shaving brush and soaps/gels/creams for different skin types and gender preferences (including sensitive lotions)


There you have it—the ultimate Barber Shop Equipment Checklist. Now that you know what to look for, we hope you can start thinking about how to get everything together in one place so that your customers are always comfortable when they visit your establishment!