How Do I Choose the Best Beauty Equipment?

Patti Kate

To choose the best beauty equipment for your home or business, make a list of the essential products you'll need and what you will be using them for. If you require beauty equipment for a salon, consider purchasing hydraulic chairs. If you need a wide variety of beauty equipment, you can save money by purchasing them from a wholesale supplier. You can also buy your equipment and supplies directly from a manufacturer or over the Internet.

Artificial nails applied by a cosmetologist.
Artificial nails applied by a cosmetologist.

If you already have salon or barber chairs, you might need replacement hydraulic bases. Before you select the base, be certain that it will fit your chair. Consider ordering a child-sized chair or two as well.

A person having a foot bath.
A person having a foot bath.

Depending upon the size of your business, you might require a wide range of supplies and equipment to accommodate your services. If your business offers manicures and pedicures, you'll need basics, such as manicure tables and a storage caddy. Nail polish display holders and professional nail dryers may be readily available at beauty supply stores. Also, consider buying foot bath spas, many of which can be purchased online.

Beauty skin care equipment may include everything from sonic skin-scrubbing machines to exfoliating skin machines that use dermal peel technology. These machines can be quite expensive, so it's important to make the right choice. Tabletop models may be less costly than floor standing models, although the floor models are often on wheels, making them portable.

Whether you own a salon or large spa, consider purchasing an equipment package. A package deal may offer several of the basics, such as furniture and a spa station, generally at a greater savings. Floor mats are essential as well, and these may be purchased as a set or separately. When buying beauty equipment, inquire about special discounts for seniors, if applicable.

Waiting room furniture should be durable and comfortable. Adequate seating to accommodate customers and their guests will be necessary. A waiting room table is good for displaying reading materials and magazines. Also consider placing shelving in the waiting room to display your salon products.

An important factor to consider when choosing your beauty equipment is visual appeal. Although quality and practicality should take priority when choosing your salon or spa equipment, your collection should be chosen for aesthetic value as well. To run a successful business, your salon and beauty equipment should catch the eye of your clients.

Cotton wool pads are used to remove makeup and nail polish.
Cotton wool pads are used to remove makeup and nail polish.

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