When you do hair for a living, having a great stylist apron is not only practical, it's a necessity. You don't have to settle for a basic apron that looks more suited for kitchen tasks; you can choose from a variety of apron styles to find the best one that works well for your hair styling needs.
Remember: a stylist's apron should be comfortable, stylish, practical, durable, and entirely functional in all the right ways. Here are things to consider when buying a new hair styling apron, and if you own a salon, you can buy aprons for all your staff when you find the right one for your needs.
A comfortable design
A cross-back apron may be the best design to consider when wearing an apron because it takes the pressure and weight off your neck and easily displaces the weight along your shoulders and back. This is important to you as a hairdresser and stylist because you'll use the deep apron pockets — another apron essential — to hold combs, scissors, brushes, and other tools and you don't want to be weighed down by an apron with a neck strap.
A durable material
As mentioned above, your apron will be holding lots of items you use for cutting and styling hair and you want to be able to work without worrying about these things cutting holes in your apron pockets or otherwise wearing it out. Consider a denim apron with pockets when you buy your cross-back apron. As a bonus, not only is an apron made of denim highly durable even when you wash it many times, it's trendy as well and can be adorned with buttons and appliques to make it unique just to you. You can even bleach your cross-back apron with pockets of denim material to give it a more trending appeal.
An adjustable length
If you are going to buy a cross-back apron for all your staff, then you want to buy a style that can be adjusted so everyone can have an apron that meets their needs best. Consider styles with adjustable straps or lengths that can be buttoned up or released to add length depending on what your stylists want.
You can buy your hairdresser aprons at a variety of locations, most notably hairstylist supply stores like Capes by Sheena. Use this guide to help you pick the best aprons for your needs so you can work comfortably, stylishly, and most of all, safely.