Starting a nail salon is a great idea and continues to remain a good business despite today's changing economic times. However, this type of business requires a substantial start up investment:

 

  • You will need a storefront location
  • Business license, insurance, and state and/or local permits
  • Licensed nail technicians and well trained staff
  • A wide variety of nail colors and manicure supplies
  • A menu of salon services
  • Financial-tracking software
  • Furniture and equipment manufactured specifically for nail salons

 

Furnishing your salon with the proper, high quality equipment is paramount to your success. Here are some tips and advice you need to know before you purchase your pedicure chairs or nail salon furniture and accessories.

Top 10 Pedicure Chair Buyers Guide

1. Deal only with only reputable dealers and manufacturers.

Does the company that you are buying the pedicure chairs from, have a great reputation?

Have you talked with the owner, or the president, of the firm? How do customers rate their products and services?

2. Buy direct

Buy direct from a manufacturer and save money. Buying direct will give you access to support directly from the company. No middle man whatsoever.

3. Money back guarantee

Only buy from companies that offer you a written 30-day money-back guarantee.

4. Parts

Buy from a manufacturer that has a large selection of parts from every pedicure chair that they have ever manufactured in the last 10 years.

5. Longevity

Buy from companies that have been in business for seven years or more. Will they be in business next year?

6. Service department

Have you met and seen the service department, and do they have full-time staff dedicated to service and repair? If not, please beware!

7. Buy quality

Getting a great price for a bad product that will only break down is not a good deal.

Have the manufacturer show you the quality of the product, including all parts?

8. Buy U.S.

Buy American made for superior quality.

9. Trade in program

Do they offer a trade-in program? This can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in final price as well as your time and effort in disposing of obsolete equipment.

10. ETL or UL certified products

Make sure they have ETL or UL certified pedicure chairs.

Furnishing a new nail salon can get very expensive very quickly.