It has become an industry-wide standard in many establishments to offer pedicures. Pedicure services like any other beauty service, requires a set of special pedicure equipment & supplies.

Pedicure Equipment Includes the Following:

o pedicure chair for clients & pedicure stool for nail technician

o pedicure spa

o pedicure starter kit & towels (for both client and technician)

o pedicure tool kit: nail filers & buffers, clippers, scissors, pumice stone

o disinfectants, soaps, cleansers & disposable liners

o a wide selection of nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton pads

Pedicure Chairs & Stools

After deciding to offer pedicure services in your beauty salon or spa, a pedicure chair is the next logical purchase in delivering the best service to clients. The pedicure chair is of great importance because it sets the comfort level for the rest of the client's experience at your establishment. A standard, well-padded pedicure chair is fine, however it is an increasing trend for businesses to offer pedicure chairs that have additional amenities. These include self-heating, massaging features; cup holders for beverages, magazine racks, and interchangeable covers for the chairs should you wish to alter the theme or colors of your establishment. When looking to purchase a pedicure chair, look for adjustable height features and footrest as well as a chair that is upholstered in plastic, vinyl, or any other easy-to-clean material. A chair with additional compartments may also prove helpful in storing technicians' tools & supplies.

Above all, the notion of sanitation and maintenance of clean equipment is essential to deliver the safest, pleasurable pedicure experiences. On that note, purchasing a pipe less as opposed to a piped pedicure chair is most ideal in that it lessens the instances of bacteria collecting in the pipes of the footbaths. As a business owner and more importantly, a provider of health & beauty treatments, it is your responsibility to ensure that your clients enter a safe space for relaxation, free from the risks of infection. In conjunction with the pedicure spa, you will also need to purchase a height-adjustable pedicure stool for the technician's use in order so that technicians are able to deliver the most exceptional service, comfortably.

Pedicure Spas: To create the most luxurious pedicure experiences, the purchase of a pedicure spa would be most ideal. Pedicure spas tend to be comfortably padded and equipped with massage mechanisms providing your clients with tension relief and relaxation. The chairs in these pedicure spas are attached to a footbath where clients soak their feet prior to receiving their treatments. These footbaths, unlike the standard pedicure chairs, also are equipped with water jets propelling water over the feet as they're soaked. New pedicure spas can cost from $3,000 to $4,000, but the investment is necessary if you are concerned that your clients receive the most satisfactory experiences.

Other Supplies & Equipment for Your Spa:

Pedicure Starter Kit

To perform the pedicure, your technicians will need to make use of pedicure starter kits. The typical kit will include all of the products needed for a pedicure including but not limited to: foot bath solution, skin exfoliant, moisturizer, and a softening mask product. Each item is either involved with the preparation, the duration, or the end of the treatment. Premium products tend to contain essential oils that are both nourishing for the skin and have pleasant fragrances. These products can also be sold at your establishment for clients to take home and add to their personal regimens. Towels are also important in the pedicure treatment for use by your clients and by technicians. Towels help with drying and maintaining cleanliness during the pedicure treatment. Having towels available in an array of sizes should help to reduce loads for laundering.

Pedicure Tool Kit

The tools needed for an excellent pedicure experience include the usual nail care supplies (nail clippers, scissors, cuticle tool, nail filers & buffers) in addition to a pumice stone to soften the areas of the feet where skin tends to toughen. In an effort to reiterate the importance of sanitation, it is advised that you provide disposable filers that clients can take home at the completion of their pedicure treatments. The other tools mentioned above will need constant cleaning & disinfectant application.

Items Needed for Nail Polishing Treatments

One of the most anticipated parts (and most noticeable) of a pedicure is the painting of the nails. Offering a wide selection of nail polish to your clients enables them to express their personality and that kind of expression is an important part of the beauty experience. An impressive collection also encourages your clients to return and choose another color for their next pedicure. Basic products needed include the nail polish, nail polish remover, and cotton pads for removal. Wipes are also becoming more popular as the removal of the polish is easier and faster.

Items Needed for Optimal Cleanliness

Disinfectants, soaps, and cleansers are a given when operating an establishment that handles health & beauty treatments with regular volumes of clients. When deciding on what items to use on both your clients and to sanitize the equipment used, consider hypoallergenic solutions with less irritable ingredients, as these are likely to agree with everyone, regardless of skin type. The solutions used on your equipment for sanitation procedures are just as important as the surfaces are ones your clients come into contact with regularly. EPA registered disinfectants are ideal for this purpose. As noted by the International Nail Technicians Association and the Nail Manufacturers Council, this solution acts as a bactericide, virucide, and fungicide. Attention paid to the labeling and usage of these solutions is highly recommended. When in doubt, ask your clients if their skin is extra sensitive to certain types of solutions so that you can ensure the best experience possible for them.

Disposable liners are used to reduce the risk and prevent the spread of infectious elements present in the footbaths. They are to be replaced after each client's treatment. The best liners are those made of recyclable plastic because they are durable and lightweight. Their recyclable quality also is more environmentally friendly-important because they are disposed of so regularly. Keep into consideration, however, that the use of disposable liners does not eliminate the need for your technicians to clean pedicure equipment entirely-it merely acts as a more safe & convenient alternative to cleaning the footbaths between each client's use. Keep in mind that all of the factors in your purchasing process have the ability to make or ruin what could be the best pedicure experience they've ever had.