The Perfect Salon Experience: Backwash Comfort with Takara Belmont

Published 29th Feb 2024 by Charlotte Grant-West

Discover the science behind client comfort at the backwash and how Takara Belmont’s unique gel-filled neck rest alleviates neck and back pain for a more luxurious experience. 

Every salon knows that a comfortable client is a happy client, so after working hard to deliver exceptional hairdressing and technical expertise, as well as great customer service, the last thing you want is for the client to leave the salon feeling the after-effects of a long visit with tension in the neck and back, or even pain.

As shampoo services, hair and scalp care treatments and other backwash rituals render clients in a reclined position for prolonged periods, how can you avoid discomfort, ensure clients experience real relaxation, and boost their satisfaction? The answer, of course, lies in the equipment you choose. However, not all equipment is equal, and Takara Belmont continues to transform backwash experiences through a combination of science, research, innovation and design.

Weighing Up The Facts

While body shapes and sizes vary around the world, in the UK the average head weight of a woman is 6kg* and a man’s is 7kg* - so very heavy! And did you know that when in a after working so hard to deliver full lie-flat position, the head accounts for 8% exceptional hairdressing and of total body weight, with the chest area at technical expertise, as well as great 33%, the waist and hips at 44% and the legs at15%? As a result, equipment must be designed to deliver support where it’s needed and adjust to how your client’s full body weight is distributed during backwash services.

Yume DX

The Result of Research - a unique gel-filled cushion and neck rest design

Led by science and other factors, including global body weight variations, decades of research and innovation have led to Takara Belmont’s unique gel-filled neck cushion. Notwithstanding wash basin and tilt mechanism design, chair and backwash bed design and recline positions - which are all meticulously curated to optimise full body comfort and provide exemplary head and neck support – this soft, tactile cushion is a defining feature.

Integral to their entire backwash range, this gel-filled cushion automatically configures to the contours of your clients' different neck and head shapes and weights, ensuring supreme comfort at every backrest angle, and for every service duration, from shampoo to colour services.

With two distinct neck rest designs, the RS Series - including the RS Prime, RS Primo and RS Axis - features a contoured ceramic basin with a tilting mechanism and a gel-filled cushion to ensure tailored comfort. The Yume Series has a unique Neck Device, a gel-filled neck cushion and two gel-filled head pillows that provide exceptional comfort and support.

Takara Belmont’s National Sales Manager, Katie Fielder, explains more about the thinking behind the backwash design: “These unique neckrest designs ensure that the client’s body and neck position are balanced for the duration of all backwash services, while supporting the neck and head to alleviate tension and strain.”

RS Neck Device

Yume – the benchmark for relaxation and comfort

When it comes to achieving even higher standards of refinement, Takara Belmont’s fully motorised Yume Series is the epitome of next level luxury. With lie-flat backwash units and a bespoke Neck Device, that’s exclusive to this prestige range, clients get to experience an elevation in shampoo and spa-style services that further enhance comfort and support, while positioning salons as purveyors of exceptional care.

In addition to the gel-filled neck rest, all products in the Yume Series benefit from two gel-filled head pillows and an adaptive Neck Device. Owing to its rotating mechanism with two shafts, this ingenious device adapts naturally to different shaped heads and bodies by creating a 3-point support system. Along with the neck rest and head pillows, this achieves complete neck, back and head support.

“This means that clients experience complete full body support, while allowing salons to offer longer treatments and spa-style services without compromising comfort,” Katie Fielder explains. “Backwash beds across the Yume Series are designed and contoured to accommodate all shapes and sizes, and upholstery is selected from over 90 fabrics and materials to deliver tactile sensations. The Yume Series achieve advanced treatment experiences.”

The Yume Series is great for business. Not only does it promise the ultimate in backwash indulgence
for clients, it means salons can incorporate spa-style rituals – including head, neck and shoulder massage – into their service menu. Plus, with the launch of the new Yume Head Bath, why not treat your clients to the ultimate head spa experience that promotes relaxation and calm, as well as actively improving scalp health, and wellbeing? Simple email [email protected] to request a Yume neck rest brochure.

*See the Yume info brochure for details

Yume Neck Device

Upgrade to Takara Belmont affordably and tax efficiently

At a time when salons are looking for innovative ways to expand their horizons while keeping a watchful eye on budgets,Takara Belmont’s exclusive 0% Finance Lease Scheme makes it possible to upgrade in the most affordable and tax efficient way. Head to to find out more about the zero deposit Finance Lease Scheme and apply today.

Head to to discover the Takara Belmont backwashes today.

This is a sponsored post by Takara Belmont, and originally appeared in the March issue of Hairdressers Journal.

Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 29th Feb 2024

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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