Every salon needs to ensure that their clients are comfortable and yet still accessible to stylists and treating professionals. The right pedicure chair will help to enhance a client's enjoyment of the procedure and still keep their feet within easy reach of the technician. This means it's important to consider the material, the slant of the chair, and how easy it is to maneuver around.
This is important to remember because there is a wide range of prices for a pedicure chair, and while you want something comfortable and workable, you also don't want to overspend. Sometimes a less expensive model is just as comfortable and workable, but sometimes cheaper models mean inferior materials and construction. Knowing what to look for with a pedicure chair is imperative for anyone wanting to make their salon a success, as of course clients need to be in those chairs for quite some time!
Here are some quick tips for choosing the right pedicure chair for your salon. Remember too that just about any choice you make will be fine; don't get too overwhelmed with trying to choose the "right" one for yourself.
Set a Budget
A good pedicure chair can cost anywhere from $1,000 new to over $5,000. Obviously it's a good idea to set a budget before you even begin shopping so you don't overspend once you see the great designs and options. Chances are everyone wants the very best pedicure chair for their salon, but you also don't want to get too much into debt buying equipment for your salon, or overspend on features and items that aren't really important.
Remember when looking at your budget that a pedicure chair may also come with a stool for the technician, so this is something to consider. If you already have enough of these, you can choose a less expensive model that doesn't have this feature. However, if you need these as well then check the price of purchasing one separately and see if a pedicure chair with one inclusive is more affordable overall. This way you can stay within your budget and still get the items you need.
Know the Features
Do you know the important features of a pedicure chair? It's easy to think that they're all alike, but those features are what typically affect the price. The materials used will make it more comfortable and softer, or it will feel like sitting in a cheap car seat. The size of the arms will make customers feel more comfortable as well, and sometimes a pedicure chair will have manicure areas as well so two services can be performed at once.
You need to take your time to shop around and get to know the features of a pedicure chair so you can then decide if those features are right for you. There may be some that are just too expensive for your salon and a cheaper pedicure chair will probably suffice with other features that it offers.