Backwash Areas & Units

Over the previous couple of years at LSE Hair we have noticed a marked difference in one particular part of the salon. This is the backwash area, which has come to the forefront in terms of style, design and most importantly comfort and relaxation.

With the continuing popularity of backwash units with motorised footrests and the option of massge e.g. shiatsu or air massage, it is becoming more and more important for the salon owner to focus on this section of the salon.

For the client being in the prone position automatically puts the body into a much more comfortable position, allowing your neck and back to be at ease. In turn this makes the whole backwash experience a pleasant one.


Pietranera “Wen” backwash with manual or motorised footrest from the One Vision collection launched earlier this year. Air massage is now also available on the Wen. This can be upholstered in one or two-tone in any of the 44 vinyl options available. It can be supplied with a high quality white or black porcelain basin. The back casing is available in white or black.

Launched at Cosmoprof this year and set to be a design classic is the truly stunning “Pasha” backwash, offering a unique and luxurious backwash experience whilst sitting extremely comfortably on an elegant couch.

New trends for upholstery on backwashes include opulent finishes with the use of metallics in bronze, gold, silver etc,

This is available as a 2 or 3 seater backwash couch. It can be supplied with a high quality white or black porcelain basin. The rear cover is available in white or black.

Lighting is an essential part of creating the right atmosphere in the backwash area. It is advisable to use lower light here than in the cutting and colouring areas where clean natural and bright light is important. We recommend using an ambient dimmable system.

Design led backwashes that incorporate led lighting is another way of incorporating subtle lighting as used on the new “Pasha” backwash.

With the key area for salon improvement being in the backwash area this can be an investment in both time and money. It is important to use specialist furniture suppliers to ensure quality, durablility and comfort. Take the time to visit furniture showrooms to actually see, feel and try the various backwashes and massage options. Ask for references and for information about guarantees and after sales service.

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