Pedicure chairs are highly specialized pieces of salon equipment that have been around for thousands of years. They facilitate foot care and allow nail technicians to wash, exfoliate, remove dead skin, and treat the nails. They are found mainly in spas and nail salons, although some nail techs also use them to perform pedicures at home or in their client’s homes.
There are a few basic types of pedicure chair that salon owners have to choose from, each with their own benefits. Piped-in chairs, for instance, are fully plumbed and receive water through their pipes. This means that they can be used by customers of all ages, including children. However, the pipes can be difficult to sanitize and can be a trap for bacteria after each use. They are also a big source of noise because the pump constantly runs to push water through the pipes.
Thankfully, modern pedicure jets have replaced the old pipes to create a whirlpool of water for clients. The new pumps are quieter and don’t require a constant flow of water to operate. The best part is that the bowl stays clean, and cleaning the chairs between clients is far simpler. Pipeless pedicure chairs also eliminate the need for bulky bases that cover up and hide the dirty pipes.
Another advantage of the pipeless pedicure chair is that it can be used by clients of all ages. The only drawback is that the technician must manually pour water into the bowl or use a separate tank for each customer. This can be a time-consuming process and can result in some water loss during the treatment, but it’s a small price to pay for a more sanitary environment and reduced risk of infection for each client.
For salons that prefer a mix of styles, there are also portable pedicure chairs that don’t need any plumbing to operate. These chairs are collapsible and can be easily moved to different locations such as retirement communities or assisted living facilities. Despite their name, these types of chairs are technically considered a third type of pedicure chair because they don’t need to be connected to a plumbing system for the whirlpool jets to function.
Whether you need a traditional piped-in pedicure chair, a quiet, dependable, and safe pipeless model, or a portable one that can be moved from location to location, Buy-Rite Beauty has the chairs you’re looking for. Our selection of high-quality pedicure chairs includes a variety of upholstery and color options that will match your salon’s decor. We also offer discounted Pedicure Spa Packages that include a chair and matching technician stools and utility storage carts. To help you keep your salon running smoothly, we have a large selection of disposable pedicure liners and a venting system that can be installed in your pedicure chairs to meet California’s strict hygiene regulations. Check out our website for more information on these products and to place your order today! Pedicure Chairs