Adelaide-based hairdresser Ignite Hair Design Studio used portable room dividers from Portable Partitions Australia to create an in-store waxing booth.

Effective space utilisation is a major factor in the ability of hairdressing studios all across Australia to broaden their service offerings and improve business. Unless the space is flexible and adaptable, the studio will not be able to capitalise on new trends and opportunities in the market. To be able to create ‘spaces within spaces’ to accommodate extended services such as waxing and beauty treatments can be a great differentiator for many of these businesses.

Ignite Hair Design Studio approached Portable Partitions Australia (PPA), the market-leading supplier of portable room dividers and mobile partitions, to help provide a cost-effective solution to accommodate extended services beyond traditional hairdressing.

The client sought a mobile room divider that could be used to create an in-store waxing booth. The divider also needed to be portable for easy mobility around the store for other uses, and also simply folded and stored away when not in use.

PPA’s MP10 mobile room divider was selected by the client as a simple and cost effective solution to the problem. Made from a lightweight canvas fabric and a steel frame the unit can be easily folded down and moved on its 3-inch wheels. The 360-degree folding panel hinges also mean the partitions can be shaped as required, in this case to create a continuous booth enclosing the waxing table.

Measuring over 2m in height and 3m in length, the mobile room divider provides great coverage; being fully mobile, the room divider allows temporary partitions to be set up minimising store disruption and cost without any need for expensive building works.

Margaret Porter from Ignite Hair Design Studio commented that the PPA portable room dividers offer a perfect privacy solution for their mobile waxing booths. The studio is now using two units over the past few months in multiple applications. The vibrant modern colours also blend in well to the store decor, drawing appreciation from customers.