Barber Chair Cleaning and Maintenance Tips



Barber chairs are essential equipment for any barbershop. However, with daily use, barber chairs can accumulate dirt, oils, product build-up and stains over time if not cleaned and maintained properly. A dirty chair can negatively impact the customer experience and your business. With regular care and cleaning, barber chairs can last for many years. In this blog, we will share 6 expert tips from professionals on how to clean and maintain your barber chair.


Tip 1: Regular cleaning of upholstery and surfaces

It is important to regularly vacuum or wipe down the upholstery and surfaces of the barber chair to remove loose dirt, hair clippings and dust. For general cleaning of vinyl or leather upholstery, a mild detergent or cleaner can be used with a soft cloth or brush. For cared marble or laminate surfaces, non-abrasive cleaners or glass cleaners work well.


Tip 2: Deep cleaning of upholstery

For embedded stains or buildup, it may be necessary to do deeper cleaning of the upholstery. Natural cleaners like baking soda or peroxide can help lift stains. For vinyl upholstery, mild cleaners containing bleach and water can also help. Always spot test cleaners in an inconspicuous area first.


Tip 3: Lubrication and maintenance of mechanical parts

The height adjustment, tilt and spinning mechanisms of barber chairs require regular lubrication to ensure smooth operation. Lubricate moving parts monthly with a dedicated lubricating oil to prevent friction damage. Check for signs of wear and tear.


Tip 4: Protective covers for upholstery

Using protective, removable covers can shield upholstery from daily wear and stains from chemicals or hair products. Covers also make cleaning easier by trapping loose hair and dirt.


Tip 5: Sanitizing surfaces after each client

It is recommended to sanitize or disinfect all exposed surfaces that may have come into contact with clients, especially during flu season. Mild cleaners or disinfectant sprays can help kill germs and bacteria.


Tip 6: Commissioning professional deep cleaning

For built-up stains or repairs, it may be necessary to have the barber chair professionally deep cleaned and serviced periodically. Professionals have the right tools and cleaners to thoroughly sanitize, descale, polish and bring back the chair’s full luster and function.


With proper care and cleaning practices, barber chairs can deliver comfortable and sanitary service to customers for many years. Let me know if you need any other information!