Monday, June 26, 2017

4 Important Things to Consider When Setting up a Nail Salon

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If you have chosen to enter the nail care business, then you have made a good decision. It is no secret that the nail salon business is a very lucrative one. A business report estimates that entrepreneurs rake in billions of dollars in profits. It is a smart choice to consider taking a piece of the pie.
But success is determined by taking the right steps. It is crucial to get things right. That’s the only way to guarantee that your nail care business will provide a constant and consistent income for you.
After you drawn up a business plan and found a strategic location for the business, the next step is to design and to set it up. This stage will require you to review your business plan so that you won’t deviate from your original model. This will determine whether you’ll fold up in the next three months or last for a very long time.
In setting up your nail shop, you will need to purchase a wide range of equipment. The very first step is to make a list of all the equipment you need for the business. This can be a little overwhelming at times as there are so many equipment on offer in the market.  
As a startup, it is important to realize that some of these equipment are absolutely necessary, while others are not.
Here is a list of some indispensable salon equipment you will need.
  1. ADMINISTRATIVE EQUIPMENT

Your nail shop is not different from any other business. Your shop should therefore have many of the same office supplies that keep most offices running.
Some of the administrative equipment you need are reception desk, cash register, phone, salon stations, supply cart, etc.
  1. FURNITURE

The way your salon looks and feels will determine whether your customers will want to come back to have their nails done again. There are so many salons out there offering the same services as you.
It is your duty to make sure every client looks forward to keeping nail appointments with you. The atmosphere of your salon will make a very good first impression. When your customers come into your salon, you want them to be comfortable and relaxed. This is one reason why you should select your furniture carefully.  
There are two types of chairs to consider installing in your nail salon: the chairs in the waiting area and those in the working area.
For the chairs in the waiting area, where your clients need to sit until it’s their turn, you need chairs that are very comfortable. And for your customers to sit comfortably, your chairs must be perfect for relaxation.
For the chairs in the working area, I recommend that you get pedicure and manicure chairs with built-in foot and hand baths. Having one of these will give your nail salon that professional look and set it apart from other nail care salons.
It is particularly important to purchase the right pedicure chairs for your customers to relax while having their nails done. Think about the amount of time it takes to get the nails washed, cut, filed and polished. No one wants to be forced to sit uncomfortably for so long.
While investing in furniture, remember to purchase a set you won’t have to replace too soon. It is advisable to purchase high quality and long-lasting furniture.
  1. CLEANING EQUIPMENT.

No matter the quality of services you offer, and how expensive your equipment is, if your business premises or salon are not clean, your clientele will gradually go down.
The pedicure and manicure business is like the medical care business. Cleanliness is an important factor. It is therefore very imperative that sanitation is your top priority. Most of the equipment you use in your nail care business are not disposable. They will have to be used, washed and reused on different clients.
To make sure that your salon is clean you must have the right sanitation tools. There should be lavatories for your clients. These lavatories must be equipped with sanitation supplies like disinfectants, clean dry towels, anti-bacterial wipes etc.
  1. WORK TOOLS.

Now without these tools, you pretty much cannot get any work done. The main purpose of opening a nail care shop is to trim, treat and beautify the nails of the clients. There are therefore special tools designed to achieve these purposes.
It is important that you acquire a couple of these equipment tools. They include nail cutters or clippers, nail files and filers, laundry equipment, supply cart, acrylic powder kit, acetone, gel polish, nail polish, moisturizing lotion, cuticle oil, pedicure foot file and manicure bowls.

Once these things are in order, your salon is sure to be a resounding success.






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