Updated August 25, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Hair Washing Sinks

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2020. A dedicated hair washing sink is a familiar sight in salons, but there are lots of portable options on the market, too. These are useful for mobile hairdressers, and they are also great for keeping shampoo out of children's eyes. Additionally, they offer a practical solution for the elderly or those with limited mobility, as they can be used bedside, thanks to their clever drainage options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. eMark Beauty Shampoo Bowl

2. Chrome Cherry Mobile Salon

3. Sywan 6 Piece

Editor's Notes

August 21, 2020:

A specialized hair washing sink makes shampooing and rinsing while in a seated position much easier, hence their popularity in salons, however, they are useful for so much more. Many portable options have large flat bases allowing them to be used on a countertop or even at a bedside. This makes them an ideal choice for assisted hair washing with elderly, disabled, or bedridden people. They are also handy for mobile hairdressers and can take the stress out of children's bath time by preventing soap from going in their eyes.

If you are looking for a basin for your salon, we included two professional-grade options in this ranking, namely the eMark Beauty Shampoo Bowl, which is a wall-mounted sink that comes with the faucet and drain, and is fully adjustable, and the Saloniture Salon Basin, which is a movable option, mounted on a pedestal, with a height-adjustable riser.

The portable options can be separated into two categories: inflatable and solid. The inflatable options have the advantage of being packed away when not in use, thus saving space within your home or car. The Chrome Cherry Mobile Salon is a great choice for mobile hairdressers and can be used with the client either lying down, reclining, or sitting upright. The Duro-Med DMI Portable and the Sywan 6 Piece are more suitable for use in a bed and offer deep chambers and plenty of room to maneuver. The latter comes with a water storage bag and sprayer allowing for easy rinsing, even if you are not near a water supply. The solid options are much more hard-wearing and come in a variety of designs. The Defancy Shampoo Tray and the SP Ableware Maddak have generously sized bowls and good drainage, whereas the Duro-Med DMI Shampoo Bowl is quite shallow but more maneuverable. You will also need to use a bucket for drainage with this model. Finally, the Shampoo Buddy Rinser is designed for children and uses suction pads to fasten to the rim of a bath or an under-mount sink.

Special Honors

AGS Beauty If you're looking for high-end, professional-grade salon equipment, this Portland-based company manufactures and supplies a complete range of beauty and hair salon furniture. Take a look at their website to see the latest hair washing stations. agssalonequipment.com

4. Defancy Shampoo Tray

5. Saloniture Salon Basin

6. Duro-Med DMI Shampoo Bowl

7. Safety Contoured Tub Tray

8. Shampoo Buddy Rinser

9. SP Ableware Maddak

10. Duro-Med DMI Portable


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on August 25, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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