Keep Nail Salon Customers

There are some things that you may not think about every day in your nail salon that you probably should. There are a lot of articles that are telling people what they should look out for in their nail salon and what they should avoid at all costs. Here, we will discuss some of the cardinal sins that any nail salon can succumb to. We looked at reviews of salons and many “how-to” articles that told readers what to be on the lookout for in nail salons, and from these, we came up with a few tips that you may want to consider so you can avoid committing one of these cardinal sins.

Not Just Customer Service

First of all, people are looking out for not only how you treat them as a customer, but also how your nail technicians are being treated. Not only in terms of how they are performing services, but also what products are being used and the toxicity of these products. We did some research and we found some things that people have been told to look out for so they can help protect their technicians.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is the smell of your nail salon could be turning customers away. Many people don’t like particular chemical smells. Not only that, it’s an indicator that there isn’t enough ventilation in the salon, which is prolonging the exposure to potentially harmful chemicals that the technicians have to endure.

Another way to make people feel better about your salon and the health of your technicians is to use non-toxic products. Using these products is sometimes required by law, but if it’s not, you should make an effort to use them anyway. This helps protect your technicians and clients from negative side effects from these chemicals. Some customers are picky about products that are used on them and using non-toxic products are usually a great alternative. You can also combat the smell by making sure that you keep all bottles closed and keep fans or other ventilation running throughout the salon.

Finally, in order to protect your technicians further, you should require all of them to wear masks and gloves during services. This will help them not breathe in as many harmful chemicals and will protect them from getting any of the chemicals on their skin. Even if this isn’t required by state laws, it’s a great practice for the overall health of your workers and customers.

People are more informed nowadays because internet information, which means customers are making sure everything is perfectly up to their and others’ standards. This is especially true when it comes to cleanliness. People are expecting to be able to ask about the sanitation procedures of all of the tools that are going to be used on them. They want to check these because just about everyone has heard a horror story about a bad nail salon experience, especially after browsing online. Be ready for this question because people are going to ask and it’s best to have an answer ready and a process of showing them if they want to see ready to go so you aren’t caught off guard.

Stuff the Customers Will Do

Many people are looking for certain brand or specific color nail polish, and people who are especially picky will bring their own polish. If you notice a customer is bringing their polish every time, it may be a good idea to start stocking that to show your customers you care about them and are willing to go the extra mile to make their nails exactly how they want them.

There are a lot of other things we’ve found during our research that suggest that people are going to be pickier about what exactly happens during their service. For example, a nail technician by the name of our suggests not getting cuticles clipped but instead having them pushed back in order to decrease the risk of infection. Tips like this from trained professionals give rise to customers asking for specific things during their services that are not normal practices during services. While this can be complicating for nail technicians, if you have technicians that are friendly and compliant, you will gain a better customer following and your salon will be more personable.

People being more aware can also make your job easier. For example, in the past, someone may not have known that they needed to tell you if they had any small cuts or scratches. With all the articles out now about proper nail salon etiquette, people know about things like that that they should bring up. People today are also bolder. This means they’re willing to speak up about things they do not like or things they think need to be done better. Understandably, this can be frustrating for you and your fellow nail technicians, but the biggest takeaway is that people are going to be picky and it might be annoying, but in the end, if the technicians are friendly and personable during the service and get the customer exactly what they are looking for, they won’t get complaints! Also, those customers may leave good reviews for the salon which will bring in future customers.

How to choose a good nail salon?

A couple of hours at the nail salon can affect your coming week in many ways. Beautiful nails will make you feel happy and confident. An unclean nail salon could cause you an infection that you will have to battle with discomfort. And more. Therefore it is crucial to pick the right salon.


As simple as it might sound, finding a good salon, however, is not very easy. If you are a novice in this area, choosing the right nail salon can be a little tricky.

Talk to your friends and family. You can ask your friends and family members about the nail salons they frequent. If they go to a particular salon regularly, it means that the nail salon would be good enough.

Search the websites of the nail salons. You can find websites of many salons these days. Browse through their catalogs to understand what services they provide and their policies. While most salons do not have a website, the salons that have a website is an easier and quicker option to get information. There are also salon reviews available online which can help you to understand customer feedback.

Check for nail designs. Salons differ in the kind of designs and procedures they use. You can browse through various nail designs and then choose the nail salon accordingly.

Try using social media to find good salons. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are also good ways to find a nail salon. If not websites, most salons maintain social media pages and accounts through which you can connect to them.


While there are many things you need to consider, on the whole, there are three important areas that you need to understand in order to choose a good salon. Let’s see what these are.

Cleanliness is next to godliness, as the old adage goes. Perhaps the most important aspect of a nail salon is its cleanliness. Apart from its beauty aspect, hygiene is crucial in a salon as it involves procedures with sharp tools. An unclean and unhygienic nail salon can trouble you with many health risks. Unsterilized tools and nail equipment that were used by other customers increase the risks of you getting infected. Before choosing a salon do a bit of research on how clean they are. You can also call them and enquire about the kind of tools they use and their hygiene policy.
If you are quite insistent about hygiene, you can invest in your own toolkit. Having a toolkit considerably reduces the risk of any fungal infection from the salon. However, you must take care to clean and sterilize your tools well after returning home.

Nail art is a subtle art. Nails are only a tiny part of your body, but any harm to them can be distressing and even painful. Before you go into the nail salon, make sure that the nail technicians are experienced and qualified. A poorly qualified nail technician can ruin your nails. Also once you have made your choice of the nail salon, pay close attention while the procedure is being done. You can also talk to your nail technician about their experience and find out more.

Customer reviews are perhaps the most trustable sources of information you can get about any establishment. Today most nail salons have their own websites where the customers review their experience. Browse through the various reviews and learn if the salon is right for you. Poor reviews obviously mean that the salon might not have an exceptional service. Newspapers are magazines also review salons these days. Look out for good salon reviews all the time because a good nail salon is a good investment for your nails.
Apart from these major concerns, you should also try to get information about the kind of tools they use. You can bring in your tools if you want, but most salons prefer to use their equipment. Bringing your own nail polish to the salon seems like a good idea since the ones used in the salon tend to give out a strong chemical odor. Many cleaning agents and polish removers are toxic if inhaled for a long time. Take care of these aspects before coming to the salon.
A satisfying result for your nails will leave both you and your nail technician happy and contented. You should be aware of your preferences and choose your nail salon accordingly. If you research about these aspects, finding a good nail salon wouldn’t be tricky at all.

9 Red flags to look out for when visiting a nail salon

Sandal season is upon us, and that means it’s time to spruce up the tootsies for their grand debut. Pedicures are the ultimate treat for your feet, but only if you pick a clean, professional salon for your pampering service.

That can be easier said than done. If the spa or salon you choose isn’t sanitary, you could be putting yourself at risk for contracting an infection, not to mention — at minimum — you could walk away with bad headache or other unpleasant side effects.

I caught up with Deborah Lippmann, co-founder and creative director of her eponymous nail line, to get her professional insights on clean, safe nail care.

Here is what she had to say about the hallmarks of a clean nail salon and the red flags to watch out for before you settle in for your next manicure or pedicure.

1. The Storage Areas Are Dusty

Lippmann suggests asking the manicurist to open her drawer or rolling cart. Then, take a peek inside to see if there are dirty tools and dust.

“This can be a major indicator of the salon’s larger commitment to the health, sanitation and safety of the space,” she says.

2. The Pedicure Basin Doesn’t Have A Protective Cover

“If you are getting a pedicure, make sure the salon uses a protective piece of plastic over the basin and changes it before each new client,” Lippmann says.

3. The Technicians Look Unkempt

“Ideally, technicians should be dressed in professional clothing that does not restrict movement, closed shoes and their hair pulled back,” she says. Any overly casual or unkempt looks are red flags for the rest of the business.

4. The Tools Aren’t Properly Sanitized

Things like files, buffers and cuticle pushers can carry a lot of germs if they’re not cleaned or replaced between each manicure or pedicure. That’s why it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

“Before visiting a salon, put together your own nail kit and include a pusher, nipper, foot file, nail file, buffer, base/top coats and nail lacquers,” Lippmann suggests. “Otherwise, you run the risk of hygienic contamination if salons aren’t using proper sanitization, which is often the case.”

5. Your Polish Doesn’t Last Long

Lippmann warns that many salons compromise the product formulations with acetone. The acetone “can lessen the longevity and quality of the manicure.”

A simple solution is bringing your own nail polish. The colorful wall of nail polish bottles may be tempting, but your own collection is definitely pure and untainted.

6. Your Nail Technician Isn’t Well Informed

“Engage your manicurist, ask questions about the products and services to determine her level of education,” Lippmann says.

An informed technician is usually a good one you can trust. Additionally, make sure you clearly explain what you want and what you don’t.

7. The Salon Has A Strong Chemical Odor

A strong odor in a salon is a big red flag.

Lippmann warns, “If you are overpowered by the smell of nail polish, it’s probably not ventilated well, they are using harmful chemicals and you should leave!”

8. The Bathroom Is Dirty

Even if you don’t need to go, check out the bathroom. Lippmann says to look for anything that “seems dirty or unhygienic, which can be a sign of overall cleanliness problems.”

9. The Prices Are Too Good To Be True

It can be tempting to go to the salon that offers the cheapest main/pedi in town, but you will usually get what you pay for. Just because your hands and feet look good when you leave the salon, doesn’t mean it was a good — or a clean — service.

“Don’t be surprised after visiting a place that does not have the best sanitary practices, that your cuticles become inflamed, your manicure is peeling days later or you have a fungal infection on your foot,” she adds.

Keep an eye on your hands and feet to see how they look a few days later to determine if it’s worth a return visit.

NAIL HEALTH – Surviving Acrylic and Gel Nails

Have you recently suffered a nail setback? Brittle Nails? Soft Nails? Damaged Nails? Recently my mom suffered a nail setback and was devastated. She had indents in her nails caused by her gel polish mani. Now, before I go any further, when I mention gel, I do not mean Shellac or gel like nail polish. I am referring to gel overlay which most likely requires the polish to be cured with UV light. (Now that this is out of the way, back to what I was saying.) So my mom was devastated and slightly annoyed. I informed her that acrylic and gel increases the chance of indents on the nail bed and having soft brittle nails.

How you may ask? I’ve got you covered:

  • When receiving acrylics, your top layers of nail are buffed away
  • With gel nail polish, as your nails grow out, they don’t chip as the polish is grasped to your top nail layers. As a result, the gel polish literally “grows” alongside your nail. The gel polish holds onto your nail for dear life. The indentation that is formed is where the bottom of your nail used to be. Everything under this line is new growth.

Both acrylics and Gel mani’s, when applied regularly, can cause nails to be come brittle. It also limits exposure to natural air. Regular nail polish does as well, to a certain extent, but the shorter wear longevity allows your nails to be introduced to natural air more often. 

What can be done:

  • Every 4 weeks, give your nails a break
  • If wearing gel or acrylic, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, pick off the polish. Doing so can actually cause you to pick of a layer of nail and can encourage your nails to peel.
  • Use alternative methods than the electronic nail buff when removing gel nail polish. Yes, this may require you to soak them in nail polish remover longer. (Which is a totally different story for another day).
  • Use a nail straightener and get into the habit of having a nail care routine. Read more about Retreat, a hydrating nail strengthener.
  • While wearing gel or acrylic nails, be sure to moisturize your cuticles daily. This helps to maintain the overall health of nails.

5 Benefits of getting a Manicure Spa Treatment

In a manicure spa treatment, a lot gets involved. It’s not just about getting your nails to look pretty. There’s techniques and products that take place, like filing and shaping, deep cuticle work, exfoliation, heated mitt masks, paraffin wax, deep hand and arm massage and lastly buffing and nail varnish. Each of these brings huge health benefits to one’s hands and nails. You will notice and feel the difference during the treatment and with a bonus, you get to just close your eyes, listen to calming music and relax.
Let’s get down to some of the benefits of getting a manicure spa treatment

1. Pamper (have me time) and stress relief

Everyone needs a break from everyday life, work, and kids. “Getting a bit of pampering is a way to escape from reality for a bit, like a pause button to just relax, take a breath and restart”- Dubai stress management. I like to have calm music playing in the background like water falling or dolphins singing. Keep your eyes shut while your therapist massages your hands and fingers while the rhythm of the music just takes that intense stress away. Hmmm, sounds so good hey!?Prevent hangnails from popping up!

2. Prevent hangnails from popping up!

You know that annoying skin sticking out on the sides of your nails all torn and stuff? Well, there are a few reasons why this happens.

  • Dryness
  • You keep cutting your cuticles
  • Nail biting
  • Injury of the nail.

Getting a manicure treatment regularly will prevent you from getting hangnails, as the products that the therapist uses will help insert moisture into your skin

3. Improves blood circulation

Hot oil, massages, and exfoliation will improve the blood and lymph circulation of your hands and arms, releasing tension, and pain. This is perfect for the ones that suffer from arthritis and diabetes

4. Improve the appearance of your hands and nails

Exfoliating your nails will improve skin texture and soften your skin tissues. Hand Mask treatment will tighten and tone the skin. And is also an anti-aging agent making your hands look younger and smoother.

5. Reduce the amount of dry skin build up

Did you know that every 7 days you get a new layer of skin? Yep, that’s why you are always left with dead skin. Exfoliating will help remove any dead skin and discoloration on your hands and arms
Hope this post was helpful to you all and you check yourself into a spa now and then, in fact, they now have Medical Spas! So c’mon, give yourself some slack and get TREATED! Oh just a little tip, apply cuticle oil on twice a day to keep your cuticles soft and moisturized. If spas aren’t your kinda thing, and you prefer to pamper yourself, make sure you get one of these beautiful makeup desks that can also be great to do your nails on.

Find the most popular pedicure chair for your salon

It is undoubted that ladies or lords of any nail salon certainly want to own pedicure chair products which are not only affordable but also beautiful and high quality. Finding the most popular pedicure chair for sale is really vital as it is the needs of both customer and you. Choosing good pedicure chairs for sale contributes to beautify your salon and specially entice customers for next coming. With hundreds of types and brands in the market, how can you guarantee that your choice is the best pedicure chair for your salon? Below suggestions may help you:

Inserting massage roller

Many pedicure chairs for sale today are usually added rollers under the chairs padding. It is in order that clients can receive massage and nail pedicure simultaneously which inconvenience your clients and promise that they will come to your spa many times is true that people come to the salon not just for beauty , but for relaxation. Select a right pedicure chair for sale with good massage can create a lot of regular clients. Of course that the best pedicure chairs are price, but its endurance and ability to satisfy clients needs are also higher. It is worth for us to invest!

Choose a pedicure chair for all body forms

People usually suppose that larger chairs are better and larger chairs make customers feel more comfortable. In this case, that is right. No one is created in the same size, it means that your salon or spa will receive many customers in different body size. They may be taller, wider than normal and heavier as well.  Having the ability to sit larger clients will increase your business, as you will not have to turn people away because of chair limitations. It’s also a great way to show them you care!

All Upholstery should be different

Think about characteristics of upholstery in your pedicure chairs. it is hard or soft, harsh or smooth since how much a part it plays with how people are feeling about your salon. First impression is very important and the image of the chair, it is usually taken in first of all. That  is one of the factors to determine your success. Make use of this and create good effects so as to get attention of clients. For instance, if you want to try classic feel, a pink or maroon color with bronze seems a perfect choice. With modern trend, it is not in two mind to combine  black leather pedicure chair with a chrome finish for the exposed metal.

Check produce reviews

 There are hundreds of pedicure chairs in the market and not everyone can ensure that they are equal even in the same brand. Checking can not be ignored as the owner always wish that pedicure chairs for sale they buy will last for several years and not break down every few months. Make sure that your pedicure chairs are able to drain the water in the tub completely because some types today , this function is really not good. Pedicure technicians will have no time to drain the water by hand in busy day. Note problems like that when reviewing. Please check these pipes less affordable spa pedicure chairs. Online reviews are useful for you as these customers have bought and used this products so they have objectively  judgments.

In short, besides tips mentioned above, spend your time to think about some things you want to create for your salon or spa and then try to find good pedicure chairs for business suitable!


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Pedicures – Reasons to treat your feet in Autumn

As we head into Autumn it’s tempting to tuck your toes away for the cooler months without giving them another thought. But before you tuck your open toed sandals at the back of the wardrobe and reach for merino socks and opaque tights stop and reconsider. At, we think every season is the right time of year to embrace pedicures.

You’re suffering from jandalitis

Okay, you’ve rumbled us… We just made that word up! The problem, however, is very real. You’ve sent the summer scuffing around in jandals or even worse bare feet and now you’re paying the price. Cracked heels and hard rough skin are often the result of summer footwear, (or lack of). It just doesn’t seem fair to cram your summer weary feet into closed toes until you’ve given them a little TLC. Why not show them some love with a Spa Pedicure. You’ll get a foot soak and sugar scrub, heel and foot buff with the added indulgence of a luxury massage of lower leg and foot, nail tidy and cuticle work finishing with a polish of your choice.

Helps in Relaxation

In such a case, who wouldn’t want to soak their feet in a warm bath? To top it, a foot bath is fragranced with different oils for added nourishment and relaxation.

Facilitates Healing

Even a regular pedicure comes with a complementary massage. A massage therapist will stroke some sections of your feet in such a way that it will help in relieving physical pain and anxiety. This in turn will promote better sleep.

Attain Soft and Smooth Feet

If you ignore getting pedicures, you will notice that your feet will start getting rough and dry during winters. Excessive dryness results in cracked heels and sometimes the problem goes to such an extent that your feet start to bleed. So, why wait for this to happen? Instead, get an appointment right away to prevent this problem.

 Helps in Getting Rid of Dead Skin Cells

There are different stages in a pedicure, one of them being scrubbing. Scrubbing is the process in which the therapist uses a cream or a gel scrub and gently rubs it on your feet in a circular motion. Post this; a foot file is used to get rid of the dead skin cells. You will notice a vast difference in your skin after the process of scrubbing.

Make It a Part of Your Beauty Regime

Even if your feet are the last thing someone will notice about you, do not ignore them. Healthy feet bring you one step closer to your healthy self. Properly trimmed nails and clean feet are an important part of personal hygiene. Hence, adding regular pedicures to your beauty regime will take you a long way through a hot autumn

Autumn are just around the corner, so it’s time to start caring for your beautiful feet. A pedicure will smooth your rough skin, provide relaxation, soothe your senses, and boost your confidence. It is basically a treat for your feet!

Now that you are well aware of the importance of regular pedicures during autumn, why not go ahead and indulge in one today?


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7 Steps to build a home-based manicure model

With the explosion of the nail art market in recent years, many people have chosen to build a nail model at home instead of going to a different shop. This can be more profitable but you need to consider some issues before starting with them.

Making nails at home is a popular trend because there you can own your own work, time and profit. Home workers do not have to invest too much in equipment and do not have to pay thousands of dollars to rent premises like big stores. Therefore, they feel more free and comfortable with their work. But what is the right time to start this self-employed business and how to succeed with it. Join with 7 basic steps!

Step 1. Market survey

This is the first step you need to take before starting to build a home-based manicure model. Research the market in your area and determine which services are popular to find your own service. Depending on your abilities and interests, you can provide nails, toenails, silk nails, acrylic nails, gel nails and professional hand-painted nails. Also, consider the strengths, weaknesses, used equipment and service prices of other stores in the region.

Step 2. Participate in training

If you are new to nail industry, consider working in some salons before building your own business model. Take part in various events and seminars in the industry because the more you know about the

nail salon business, the higher your chances of success. In addition, you should ensure you are always aware and at the forefront of the industry’s latest trends.

Step 3. Get an operating license

Currently, home-based manicure is allowed in most states, but you still need to keep in mind the rules and restrictions before starting them. For example, you may have to design your own bathroom and walkway for customers or some states do not allow home workers to hire non-family members. So call the state cosmetology board to find out what rules are being applied in your city.

In addition, nail technicians also need a permit. Depending on state regulations, you may have to attend and complete a nail or nail technology program. These courses will train you in personal hygiene, nail care products, nail tools, cleaning, sterilizing tools and some other important principles. You can specialize in specific services like natural nail extension, nail drawing or hand massage techniques.

Step 4. Plan your business

Next, determine the size of your home store and how to calculate your service costs. You can maximize your income by selling nail care products or offering luxurious pedicure and nail care. This allows beauty salons to create competitive advantages and meet the changing needs of customers.

An indispensable task is to determine the costs needed to start operating the store. Set aside a room for nail care, try to create a relaxing atmosphere in your own style. Also, consider the store’s uptime because you always need at least a few hours to advertise services, do accounting and clean up. However, make sure your costs meet industry standards. Working from home doesn’t mean you have to charge less than the price you offer, so it’s based on quality rather than a salon location.

Step 5. Investing in quality products

Look for brands and manufacturers that specialize in nail care products and you can buy wholesale for a good price, as long as they are of high quality. Many stores will provide free samples for you to check products before buying in bulk. And our will probably be a great choice for you.

Step 6. Buy insurance

You may think that you are fully protected because you have a landlord or tenant policy, but these terms are not conducive to the entire family business. You need more business insurance to cover losses because housing insurance does not include business debts.

Step 7. Advertising for home salon

Advertising is essential for store development, so be creative and come up with different strategies to increase your revenue. Can create advertising campaigns on Google or social networks with the provision of falling winches, brochures in the city. Try to exchange leaflets with hair salons, spas, massage centers and makeup salons for your salon.

With these 7 basic steps, you can start building yourself a professional but compact and professional nail model at home. However, be well prepared, consult the experience of shopkeepers and industry experts to best run your business.

Things your spa needs in 2019

The beauty and health care industry is booming and is expected to continue to grow by 2019! Your spa business may face more competition than ever. It is very important for your business to have high quality products and technologies up to date to be competitive. As consumers’ products and expectations change, it may be difficult to keep up with what your spa needs. Make conversions easy by upgrading your existing services or adding new services and finishing contacting your spa selection. Follow this guide to learn about what your spa needs in 2019!


In 2019, your customers expect the best from you and your device. They also hope you can provide a variety of skin care and facials so your business is a one-stop shop for their beauty and health care needs. Having a multi-use system allows you to provide a wide range of facial and skin care services to your customers all in one handy system. Cost effective for you, and more options for your customers. Checking this system, there are four separate attachments: vacuum, high frequency accessories, sprayers and rotating face brushes. When making a spa material checklist for 2019, you do not need to search many systems. Use a multipurpose system to get all your skin care products in one set.


The days of struggling to adjust the table are gone! Whether you’re creating a checklist to open a spa, or are just ready to update your business for 2019, electrical service boards are required. They provide added comfort to your guests by allowing the height and angle of the table to be perfectly customized to their body. Electric massage tables also provide massage therapists or service technicians with optimal control to access parts of their customers. Body and positioning customers when needed. Above all, your therapists and therapists can lift and lower the table to the height they need to perform their services in the most comfortable way!


As the beauty and health care community continues to grow, more and more people see massage as essential to maintaining their health – not just a luxury! Take your massages up a level. More and more spas offer hot stone massage services in addition to standard massage services. Don’t be left behind – if you have provided massage treatments, adding a hot stone set can make a difference in attracting new customers and retaining business visitors. you to massage. They increase blood flow and help loosen and soothe muscles. Again, adding more options to the services you have provided ensures that your customers do not have to go to other spas or beauty salons to get the services you can provide!


As more spas and salons pop up, your clients have the ability to compare your business to others in the area. The little details, like candles, cleanliness, and personal touches will make your business stand out from the rest. Consider a bolster under your clients’ knees during facial services to improve blood flow and comfort. Consider upgrading your old towels to a new ultra-plush set to make services as luxurious as possible. Light candles, use scent diffusers, and create soft lighting to show that you are committed to every accept of your clients’ experiences. Offer clients a glass of champagne or cup of tea as they enter the spa. Setting your spa apart from other businesses in the area requires your passion and attention to detail. Let your clients know you care!

Making just a few upgrades or new touches to your business can really show clients how dedicated you are to their wellness. Try to stand out in 2019 and watch your business flourish!

How to install pedicure chair Discharge Pump ?

Most people tend to neglect their feet thinking that nobody would bother to check whether they’re clean or not anyway. But as they discover the important reasons to get a pedicure and the benefits, more and more people are paying for pedicure services. If you are a business-minded person who wants to start a spa business, it might be a great idea to focus on pedicure services. As you go on checking the things that you need to do, you would likely come across a suggestion of buying a discharge pump. You might frown and ask “what is a discharge pump?” and “do I really need it? Find out why it is crucial to your prospective pedicure business. and the most important thing is “How to install pedicure chair discharge pump ? “. This article will help you answer you.

Before you begin installing, you need to know the following:

A discharge pump refers to the element that pumps and drains wastewater from a pedicure chair. The pump could be located behind the drain across the room or within a wall. Sometimes, it is also referred to as a drain pump.


You need to have a discharge pump most especially when you don’t have a floor drain in your spa. Usually, plumbers install floor drains with new construction, particularly in the locations of pedicure chairs. Gravity will then do all of the work. Wastewater from the foot spa will go down to the drain. If a plumber can’t manage to break the floor to add drains, the drain will be put behind the pedicure chair instead. This is why you will need a discharge pump, to push the wastewater into the wall, rather than letting it flow down the drain.

If your spa doesn’t drain wastewater straight down and you don’t have a discharge or a drain pump, the wastewater will become stagnant or it may drain slowly. Most of the time, people think that the pedicure chair itself causes the problem. But in reality, all they need to do is to buy a drain pump.


Actually, you can; however, it is not a great idea as it’s costly and proves to be quite a hassle. Pedicure chairs are usually manufactured in a factory and then shipped to customers. They are made to order. During the pedicure chair assembly, the pump will be installed. However, in case it breaks and you have no choice but to install a new one

And finally, this is what you expect “How to install pedicure chair discharge pump” , here’s what you have to do:

  1. Buy a discharge pump kit (this is usually more costly than ones installed in factories)
  2. Fix the pump under the chair
  3. Connect pipelines
  4. A hole must be drilled in the spa’s base (to add a new button)
  5. Don’t make a mistake
  6. Possibly void the warranty

You must be extra careful when you do these steps. Since plumbing work usually requires expertise, anything can go wrong. In case of a mistake, the manufacturer has the right to review and void the warranty. Quite a burden, isn’t it?

Some of you may also think of using an old discharge pump for your new pedicure chair. It is possible; however, you should consider the compatibility. Most of the time, it wouldn’t work and might cause some problems in the long run.

Everything will be easy if you know how to do it!