Opening a new hair salon requires that you do all you can to ensure that you do not only just win clients over, but also retain them and leverage on their network to win over their family and friends. This is the philosophy of most successful businesses and corporate organizations hence the ability to explore all available means to make it happen.

One of the ways of ensuring that you are at the top of your game when it comes to attracting customers when opening a new business is to ensure that you give them gifts as at when due. Please note that giving your customers gifts should not be restricted to only when you are doing promo in your organization or your company’s anniversary. As a matter of fact, giving them gifts when opening your new business will go a long way to endear you to their hearts.

It is important to state that if you are just starting out in business and you don’t have enough spare cash to buy expensive gifts for your clients, you can start with less expensive gifts as small as pens. The truth is that most customers will not really care about the gifts, but they will truly value the fact that you have them in mind.

In that light, here are some fantastic gifts that you can give to your customers if you are opening a new hair salon.

  1. Pens

Expensive ball pens to every day pretty cheap pens that you can see around can be used as gifts for hair salon that is just opening. Depending on the caliber of customers you intend attracting, you can give them very expensive and customized pens. You can as well give out large volumes of branded pens. If you are looking for gift ideas to adopt as a hair salon that is just starting out, then you can start with giving out your hair salon customized pens.

  1. Customized Mugs

Tea break is one of those breaks that workers don’t joke with and it is easy to find employees of corporate organizations making use of the organizations branded mugs. You can give out your customized mugs as gift to your potential customers. Customized mugs is a good gift idea that a startup hair salon can adopt.

  1. Face Caps/Baseball Caps

No doubt, face caps/baseball caps with company’s logo is one of the most popular gifts that are given out by businesses and corporate organizations. If you are looking out for a good gift idea to adopt as a hair salon owner who is looking to opening a new outlet, you can start with giving out your salon’s branded face caps. It is a good gift idea that can also serve dual purposes; it can be used a gift and also a promotional material.

  1. Free Tickets

Either through promo or as a way of rewarding long standing customers, a company or business just opening can give out free tickets to their customers. The tickets can be for a football game, a basketball game or a movie et al. It is a good gift idea that a hair salon whether big or small can successfully adopt. It is not an expensive gift idea because you don’t have to give all your customers but a selected few.

  1. Free Vouchers

Similar to free tickets is free vouchers and it is a good gift idea that any business or corporate organization and even a salon that is just opening can adopt. The free voucher can be used in purchasing products or services from the organization, or it could be used to purchase products or services from other organizations. So, if you are looking for a simple gift idea to give to your potential customers if you are just opening your hair salon, you can give out free vouchers.

  1. Customized Food Warmer/Flask

Customized food warmer/flask is another good gift idea that a new hair salon that is just opening can adopt. It is a gift idea that serves dual purposes; it can be used a gift and also as promotional material. If you have the financial capacity as a small hair salon business owner, you can choose this gift idea. All you need to do is to purchase food flasks in large quantities and contract printers to print your company’s logo on the food flasks.

  1. Customized Water Bottles

Similar to food flasks as gift items is customized water bottles. The truth is that customized water bottles can be used by school children and working class as long as it is standard and look good. So, if you are looking for a good gift idea to adopt as a hair salon business owner who wants to launch out, then you can give out branded water bottles to your customers. Good enough, it is a gift that can be used to reward loyal customers and also as promotional material.

  1. Customized Flash Drives

I guess you must have seen customized flash drives all around you? This goes to show that customized flash drives can be given out as gifts to your customers if you are looking towards opening a hair salon. Although, this is common among players in the ICT industry but that does not stop you from giving this gift to your customers if you are looking towards opening a hair salon. Besides, people that patronize hair salons would usually need flash drives. It will not only serve as a gift, but also a promotional material for your company.

  1. Tee Shirts (Polos)

You must have seen loads of people wearing branded T-shirts of companies and businesses that they are not under their payroll. As a matter of fact, T-shirt is one of the most used gift item cum promo material. Aside from the fact that it is a good gift idea that a small, medium or large hair salon business that is just opening can adopt, it is a gift idea that is usually used as promotional material. Depending on the quality and quantity, it is an affordable gift item.

  1. Customized Towels

Customized towel is another good gift idea that a small, medium or large scale hair salon business can give out to their potential customers. This gift is suitable for both high and low-profile customers. Just ensure that the towels are of good quality and well-branded if indeed you want your customers to appreciate and make use of it.

  1. Customized Handkerchiefs/Face Towel

If you don’t have the financial capacity to give out towels to your customers when opening your hair salon, you can give out your company’s branded handkerchiefs or face towels. It is indeed a gift idea that a small, medium or large scale hair salon business that is just opening can give it. The fact that it is not expensive makes this a very pocket friendly gift. A quick secret: if you intend giving out your company’s branded handkerchief or face towel to high profile clients and you want them to appreciate and use them, then you should ensure that you crest the name of the client on the face towel or handkerchief. You can be rest assured that they are going to appreciate it.

  1. Bags

Just like T-shirts, face caps et al, another common gift that serves dual purpose is branded bags. It is a gift idea that can be adopted by small, medium or large scale hair salon business. So, if you are looking for a good gift idea that can serve as gifts and also promotion material for your hair salon, then you should consider branded bags. It is important to state that there are different qualities of bags and if you intend giving out your company’s branded bags to high profile clients and you want them to appreciate and use them, then you should ensure that you crest the name of the client on the bag or give them good leather bag.

  1. Branded Umbrellas

Branded umbrellas are another common gift that businesses and companies give out to their customers. It is a gift that is suitable for all customers and it can be given out by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses. It is important to state that branded umbrellas serve dual purposes; it is not just a gift item; it is also a promotional material. So, if you are looking for a gift idea to give out when opening your hair salon, then you should consider giving out branded umbrellas.

  1. Rainboots

Just like branded umbrellas, branded rainboots can also be given out as gifts to your potential customers. It is a gift that is suitable for all customers and it can be given out by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses. It is important to state that branded rainboots serve dual purposes; it is not just a gift item; it is also a promotional material. If you have plans to give out branded rainboots to your customers, then ensure that it is a gift that they are going to use or else it won’t really serve its purpose.

  1. Raincoats

If you are looking out for suitable gift item to give out to your customers and you intend opening your hair salon in a region with heavy rain and snowfall, then you can give out branded raincoats. You can as well choose to give out rainboots and raincoats to your customers as gifts if you can afford it; it is a complete pair. It is a gift that is suitable for all customers and it can be given out by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses. It is important to state that branded raincoats serve dual purposes; it is not just a gift item; it is also a promotional material.

  1. Branded Wristbands

In recent time, loads of businesses and organizations give out branded wristbands as gift item to their customers. Although wristbands are cheap, but there are people out there who still wear and appreciate them when they receive it as gift. Besides, it is a gift that is suitable for all customers and it can be given out by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses that are just opening. It is important to state that branded wristbands serve dual purposes; it is not just a gift item; it is also a promotional material.

  1. Branded Headbands

Branded headbands can also be given out as gifts to your customers if you want to open your hair salon. But the little drawback is that you may have to add it to a pack of sport kits. That is, it is most appropriate if you include it is a gift pack that contains T-shirts/polos, shorts/track suits, wrist bands, face caps et al. The truth is that there are loads of sport lovers putting on branded sport kits of companies that they are not part of. So, if you are looking for gifts to give to your customers if you are just opening a hair salon, then you should consider giving out branded headbands. It is a gift idea that can be adopted by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses.

  1. Customized Waste Basket

Customized waste basket is yet another good gift idea that can be adopted by a small, medium or large scale hair salon business. As simple as this gift looks like, it is highly useful and you can be rest assured that your customers are going to make use of them either in their offices or their homes. Besides, this gift idea serves dual purposes; it can be used as a gift to say thank you to your customers for their loyalty and also as a promotional material for your hair salon.

  1. Key Holders

As small as key holders can be, they are one of the gifts that are always given out by organizations and it is a gift idea that can be adopted by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses  simply because it is affordable and you are certain that your clients are going to make use of them despite their status. So, if you are looking for a gift idea to give to your potential customers if you are looking towards opening a hair salon and you don’t want to spend much, then you should settle for key holders. Just ensure that they are nice and attractive.

  1. Branded Muffler

Branded muffler is yet another good gift idea that you can adopt if you are looking for gifts to give out to your potential customers if you opening a hair salon. As a matter of fact, this gift idea is not restricted to sport clubs and players in the sports industry and it is a gift idea that can be adopted by small, medium or large scale hair salon businesses.

Solomon. O'Chucks