What is a Salon Saddle Stool? A saddle stool is a reduced chair in which the seat cushion has the shape of a horse’s back or saddle. This shape automatically lets the haircutter maintain an upright and healthy posture and relieves pressure on the spine. There are both split-seat saddle stool and single seat styles saddle stool available – each designed to appeal to specific needs that you may have. Saddle stools are available with and without backrest and The addition of a backrest to a saddle stool is also an important consideration. Generally, if you plan on using the stool on a daily basis or for extended periods of time, we encourage haircutters to opt for a stool that features a backrest to allow for additional lumbar support to be utilized throughout the day.
What to look for when buying a saddle stool? First, Height Adjustability: A saddle stool should have a continuously adjustable seat height. With an extended height adjustability up to about 80 cm, the seating furniture can also be used as a standing aid at the desk or when ironing, etc. Second, Load Capacity: The maximum load capacity should not be neglected. Some saddle stools are even suitable for people with a body weight of up to 400 pounds. Third, Rotatability: The saddle stool should be able to rotate 360°. The seat should have good suspension to effectively support the up and down movement of the body. A stainless steel or aluminum base with casters for soft or hard floors is common. Typical is the curved, two-part seat, which is usually softly upholstered. In some saddle chairs, the seat can also be tilted. Fourth, Design: Many models have a modern design. Black and white dominate the seat, although saddle stool are also available in other colors.
Sitting on a saddle chair or saddle stool represents for many the healthiest sitting at all. Compared to conventional chairs, it reduces the stress on the spine in particular. This is most noticeable in the intervertebral discs in the area of the lumbar vertebrae. In addition, saddle sitting relieves the internal organs in the abdominal region and has the positive side effect of getting the whole organism moving. So there are many advantages that speak in favor of a saddle chair or saddle stool. But saddle sitting can also be very unfamiliar for beginners and may be uncomfortable at first. Therefore, it is advisable to test one first. In addition, a height-adjustable, ergonomic desk is a basic requirement for optimal use of the saddle stool.