Investing in a high-quality set of pedicure chairs is not only a smart business decision but also a way to show your commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for your nail clients. However, have you ever thought about getting a kid pedicure chair? This article will give you some recommendations on whether you should get a kid pedicure chair for your nail salon.
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What is a kid pedicure chair?
A kid pedicure chair is a specialized type of pedicure chair designed specifically for children. It typically features a smaller size and lower height to accommodate children's smaller frames.
What is the difference in how to use a normal pedicure chair and a kid pedicure chair?
Even though they mainly come with their parents/ related adults for a pedicure, they’re still kids after all, which means you can’t expect them to sit still for a few hours straight. Some kid pedicure chairs come with built-in entertainment features such as games, toys, or screens to help keep children occupied and comfortable so that your nail technicians can do their magic.
Pros and cons of having a kid pedicure chair
Pros of having pedicure chairs for kids:
Having a kid pedicure chair in a salon can attract families with children, thereby increasing the potential customer base. Another thing is that kid pedicure chairs are designed to provide a comfortable experience for children during their pedicures, however, not many kid pedicure chairs in the market have seatbelts or any actual function for ensuring the young client’s safety.
Cons of using kid pedicure chairs:
- Specialized training: Providing kid pedicure services may require specialized training for the salon staff, which can be an additional expense and time commitment.
- Liability: There may be an increased liability risk when providing services to children, which may require the salon to purchase additional insurance coverage.
- No massage function: These kid pedicure chairs don’t usually have a massage function, even when they do it won’t feel as good as a human-touch massage system, which can affect a customer’s pedicure experience.
- Taking up space: A kid pedicure chair is usually ⅔ as large as an adult pedicure chair, which means that you may lose space to place an adult pedicure chair. In fact, a nail salon's adult customer revenue accounts for the majority of total revenue. Therefore, placing a kid pedicure chair instead of an adult pedicure chair can cost you the opportunity to increase revenue from adult clients coming to your salon.
- Kid pedicure chairs often look quite childish and sometimes cheesy, so they can ruin the chic and elegant vibe of your salon. Imagine your salon has a modern and minimalist style but has to put in a kid pedicure chair with a childish design and vibrant colors.
- How frequently you have kids coming: One thing you should keep in mind is that kids can still sit comfortably on an adult pedicure chair, but not the other way around. So if you don’t usually have many little clients coming to your nail salon, it’s better not to invest in one.
By considering these factors and doing your research, you can see that the disadvantages seemingly outweigh the good sides. Some nail salons are still able to serve young clients by putting the pillows in the back and changing the decor pads to more interesting, kid-friendly colors, so not having one can not be a big deal.
Before making a decision, salons should consider the costs, space requirements, and additional training and liability issues before making the decision to invest in a kid pedicure chair. Don’t forget to check out other articles about nail salons and pedicure chairs from us HERE!