Pedicures are a great way for people to relax and feel pampered. Some women love scheduling a monthly pedicure so that their feet always look good, especially during the hottest weather when sandals and flip-flops are frequently worn. A stellar pedicure station is important for your salon because it attracts repeat business and can also encourage clients to try a pedicure. A good station is more then just a pedicure chair and foot soak. A client should feel relaxed and able to unwind when sitting down for a pedicure.
Picking the Right Pedicure Chair
Many salons like to start with one or two pedicure chairs to see how popular the service will be, and also because there is only so much space available in a salon. Unless you think pedicures will be a large income for your salon, two chairs should suffice.
When shopping for a chair, keep sanitation in mind. The chair should be easy to clean, so look for one made of vinyl or covered in a plastic covering. If you’re ordering a chair with a foot spa attached, make sure the foot spa is easily removed for cleaning and doesn’t have a lot of grooves or small spaces where bacteria can grow.
If you want to offer the utmost in comfort, consider buying at least one chair that offers warmth and massage features. You can charge a bit more to clients who want to have a massage pedicure, making this type of chair a good investment. You may also want additional features such as a cup holder and attached magazine holder.
Setting Up the Pedicure Station
Look for an area away from the main cutting floor. If you have enough space, create a room specifically for manicures and pedicures. Use mobile carts to display polishes and store tools and accessories. When setting up the pedicure station in a separate room, use flowing curtains to create a boundary between the cutting floor and the nail area. This also gives the room a spa-like feel, and helps your client relax.
Place the pedicure chairs a short distance from each other. This allows clients who come together to be able to enjoy a dual pedicure and chat, but keeps enough space between two separate clients who want to enjoy their pedicure in peace. Have magazines and refreshments available for your clients and you’ll soon find that you’re booking more pedicure treatments than ever before.