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How to Design a Nail Salon

Divya Bichu
Apart from facials, manicures and pedicures are some of the most relaxing beauty treatments. And what makes these treatments all the more relaxing is the warm and lovely ambiance of the salon. Here are some beautiful nail salon design ideas to indulge yourself into this relaxing journey.
They say nails reflect a woman's self-worth. If her nails are bitten, she surely is under stress, if they are plain without a tinge of polish, she is selfless, if they are flaky with some nail polish, she puts her head into everything else, but grooming her nails.
And if she has well-kept nails with a fine coat of polish, she definitely takes time out to groom herself and look beautiful. 
Ok now, stop looking at your fingers figuring out which amongst you portray. The point is, no matter what the given saying goes, ultimately, when a woman decides to pamper her nails and visits a salon; she does so not only for the treatment but also for the comfortable and relaxing ambiance.
And if she happens to be impressed by the design of the nail salon, then include her name in the regular client list, and by mouth publicity she is sure to increase your client base. Now, the question arises how do you design the perfect nail salon, that leaves an impression on your clients. Well, for that you will have to keep reading.

Nail Salon Design Ideas

Comfortable Waiting Area

One of the first things your client would come across is the waiting room. The design of the waiting room will give the client a clear indication of how the treatment is going to be like. The waiting room should be designed in a way, that would make your clients want to wait and look forward to the nail treatments you offer. 
A sleek wooden desk, bouquets of pretty flowers, scents of some essential oils, comfortable yet stylish sofas and a bright curtain behind the check-in desk that separates the main room from the waiting room, seems perfect.
Place booklets or catalogs having nail designs and styles making it easier for the client to select her design. Do not forget to place fashion magazines as well. Research shows that reading such magazines is one of the best ways to relax and feel beautiful from within.

Wall Decor And Color Pallet

Now a days many people gives an environmental-friendly theme to their nail salon, right from the walls to the pedicure seats. The wall colors are non toxic, energy-efficient yet soothing, unique and rapidly renewable and recycled. Thoroughly impressive!
Keep the wall decor simple yet classy, and splash colors that are soothing yet energizing. Colors affect moods of people, so play with them to get the best shade; a glance of which should have the ability to uplift one's mood instantly. Usually calming colors work best for  clients to relax; But if you want a fast paced salon, use warm-energizing tones.
As far as wall decors are concerned, don't be afraid to display artifacts made of glass, stone or metal. You can also have wall hangings displaying the best of your works. Display of some wall murals complementing the wall colors might add to the beauty of the ambiance. 
Decorating the walls with mirrors is another great idea as it makes your salon look spacious and beautiful at the same time!

Lighting And Adequate Storage Space

Choose glass brown fluorescent lights, as they give the best effect of beautifully finished nails. Make use of chandeliers, candles and cane hangings. The light that these materials emit is gorgeous. 
Make sure the lighting matches the main decor. Cover the bulb with transparent papers of soft shades like pink, blue or mauve to create a unique atmosphere. While planing your nail salon design, assign an adequate storage place for all products and supplies needed.
You could go in for a glass rack displaying your products for every one to see, or a wooden sliding wardrobe accommodating all your supplies.
The problem with a glass wardrobe is that you have to organize your products in order, as your clients can see through, and in case you mess up the order it might not leave a good impression on your clients. So, plan accordingly.

Equipment Used

Today, when you visit a salon you will find an array of equipment, chairs and manicure tables.
Not that the clients would inspect these equipment pieces, but having the correct salon equipment will show that you care for the clients and their satisfaction.
Make sure you have all the equipment to enable your stylist to work without hassles and give in their best, so that you maintain a regular client base.
For successfully starting your own nail salon, it is important to plan its design well, considering your client base and all the factors mentioned here. Make sure your salon has all and more to please your clients and have them coming back for more! All the Best!