Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What You’ll Need For A Manicure, Pedicure Station

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Whether you own a small barbershop or a large spa and beauty salon, these days you should also at least consider adding pedicure and/or manicure services.

Think of it as another layer of customer service. But it’s also becoming fairly common, too. If you don’t offer pedicure and/or manicure services, your competition does. 

That means you’re going to need to carve out a little space in your store, hire or lease the space to a nail technician, and you’re going to need the right equipment. You could always save a few bucks and buy used equipment. But used equipment typically doesn’t last as long, and you’re never quite sure about the condition of it.

New, name-brand equipment, though, will last longer, you can oftentimes find a packaged deal, and at A.M Salon Equipment, we have leasing and/or financing plans. Before you buy your pedicure and manicure equipment, though, you have to know what you’re looking for.

Here’s a few tips:

1) What You’ll Need For Your Pedicure Station
Aside from the usual suspects – soaps, cleansers, disinfectants, nail filers, scissors and clippers, cotton pads and nail polish and nail polish remover  – you’ll also need a chair for the customers and the nail technician, and consider also adding a pedicure spa.

A good pedicure chair can affect future business. The reason? If the customer is comfortable, he or she is more likely to come back. While there’s nothing wrong with a comfy, padded chair, consider adding a few other amenities, like cup holders, seat warmers and massagers. Make sure the material, though, is easy to clean, and chairs should also be easily adjustable.

Pedicure spas, meanwhile, are increasingly becoming a staple of beauty salons. The chair has a mini “spa” that’s hooked up to a foot bath, complete with water jets. It gives the customer an added luxury – and reason to come back to your salon.

2) What You’ll Need For Your Manicure Station
The manicure table is going to be your primary piece of equipment. Make sure it’s big enough to allow plenty of space for the nail technician and client. Make sure it’s made out of an easy-to-clean material (think wood laminate) and that it comes with a padded hand rest, swivel casters and adjustable lamp. Also make sure it comes with plenty of storage drawers. Some manicure tables also come with polish racks and electrical outlets.
Your manicure table should also have space for a nail dryer. Remember, the faster a customer’s coat of polish dries, the faster you can apply another coat. 

For your Success,
AM Salon Equipment - Today's Complete Salon and Spa FurnishingsKeith


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