QUESTION: How can salons keep up with all the latest technology, when there are new models entering the market all the time? Do they run the risk that their new device, which is usually a considerable capital investment will be obsolete in a year or two?

LEARNING: Today’s society is dominated by the idea of ‘new’ but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any better. Pick your supplier’s brain about each piece of equipment.

Meredith said you had to invest in a piece knowing that it didn’t matter if something newer came along, while Kaz said he’d been lucky to have selected the technology that hadn’t been made obsolete in any way shape or form.

Mathew said to remember at the consumer level, unless it was a particularly new type of treatment, people didn’t necessarily know what machine they had been treated on, while Bruce said he had a very big obligation to keep clients, salons and doctors in the clinics up-to-date on what was happening.

Metro said it was very important to the end user, to make sure that you were giving your most up-to-date treatments to your clients, while Daniel said having new technology was always important for that business growth.

Karen said she always invested in the latest technology that’s FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and TGA approved.

Watch the video at the top of the page for the full discussion.

Industry Roundtable 5 – Investing In Technology
Making The Right Purchasing Decision
The Best Piece Of Technology
Dealing With Discounting
Successful Financing Of Equipment
Cheap Technology Isn’t Worth The Risk
Keeping Up With The Latest Technology
Meet Our Industry Roundtable 5 Suppliers
Meet Our Industry Roundtable 5 Salon Owners