Pedicures chairs are one of the key tools for the nail technician. The chair creates a space for foot soaking, foot scrubbing, nail clipping, nail shaping, foot and calf massage, moisturizing and nail polishing, all in one location. The chairs also provide the customer with a level of comfort that will help them relax and enjoy the services being provided.
What is a Pedicure Chair
The pedicure chair is a core asset to the nail technician performing pedicures. The chair allows the nail technician to guide the customer through the entire pedicure process, all while seated comfortably in one location. A proper pedicure chair also makes the job of the nail technician significantly more efficient. The customer can be guided along the pedicure journey, from the initial period of foot soaking, all the way through the moisturizing and polishing. Any salon of mid-price to luxury is certain to have a group of pedicure chairs to serve their customers.
Key Features of a Pedicure Chair
When considering the key features of a pedicure chair, comfort is imperative. If your customer is uncomfortable, they certainly will not have an enjoyed experience. As such, comfort ranks high on the list of features. Some chairs are made of upholstery. Others are made of leather. Having a chair with adjustable height, along with adjustable armrests and footrests can also increase the level of comfort for the customer. Additional features like a magazine rack, cup holder, sound system, and even back massage can create a luxurious experience for the customer.
Some chairs also come with features that assist the nail technician. Manicure trays and foot stools will improve the efficiency and comfort of the nail technician. Some chairs have acetone-proof basins to make cleaning easier. Some chairs have a water sensor to protect against the possibility of a foot tub overflowing. Ventilation systems can also help to limit the level of toxic nail polish vapors being inhaled by the nail technician and the customer.
Plumbing vs No-Plumbing
One of the first actions in a pedicure is the foot soak. This softens the nails and the feet and will make it easier for the nail technician to provide a high-quality service. It’s also very relaxing for most customers. Some pedicure chairs have built in pipes that connect with the plumbing in the salon. This allows water levels and temperatures to be controlled on the chair itself. The chairs built without plumbing require the nail technician to manually fill and remove water from the basin used during the foot soaking. The pedicure chairs will cost less, but more time will be lost with the manual tasks of filling and emptying water from the basin.
How Much Should a Pedicure Chair Cost
Pedicure chairs can truly run the gamut on pricing. There are new chairs available for just over $1,000 each. There are also chairs that cost more than $10,000 each. The cost will depend on the brand and the number and quality of features available. Higher-end chairs will come with a variety of features that will not be found in the lower cost chairs. It is also important to find pedicure chairs that fit the look and feel of your salon. It is important to use a supplier that has a variety of brands, styles, and price ranges for your needs.
Superb Nail Supply
As a preferred supplier of pedicure chairs, Superb Nail Supply offers a variety of nail salon furniture to suit your needs. We work with several different brands to provide our customers with the right look and feel, in the budget that best suits them. Visit our pedicure chairs collection page to find the best solution for your salon.