Salon Design

The Piece De Resistance

It’s that piece you can’t live without. That special pedicure chair that fits the contours of your back so perfectly well, or that communal nail bar where clients circle for quick chats, or even that snazzy retail shelf bringing in extra dollars every month. It’s the item that makes the greatest impact on your day, and here’s why you’re thankful for it.

Zero Gravity Chair

Holly Savage

Simple Pleasures Day Spa, Quispamsis, N.B., Canada


“My clients and I love this chair because it raises their feet to a nice height and saves my back a lot of stress. The chair puts the body into a weightless position, elevating the legs above the heart and relieving weight from the spine and hip area.”


How long have you had this piece of furniture?  1½ years

How much did it cost? $2,800 CDN, amortized over 10 years, so $280 per year, at $23 per month

Why did you feel you needed to purchase this item? When I was establishing my business I decided to purchase a chair, and I wanted a chair that was functional as well as stylish and not a typical spa/salon furnishing. I offer a wide range of services with pedicures making up about 45% of my overall business. I decided to purchase the Zero Gravity Chair from Human Touch because it offers a comfortable experience for my clients. It benefits me as well because I can move the chair back into any elevation, which saves me from having to bend into awkward positions.


Nail Table

Susie Turk

Hollywood Nails, Midvale, Utah


“My favorite furniture piece is my nail table,

which I bought at Ikea along with two

clamp-on swinging adjustable lamps.”


How long have you had it? 2 years

How much did it cost and where did you get it? $21 from Ikea

Why did you feel you needed to purchase this item? I modeled everything after my school nail table and work space. It’s what I was most comfortable with after having just graduated nail school, and now two years later I still love it. You buy the table in five pieces, the top, and four legs with hardware. You screw the legs in and voila, you’re done. It’s really big and for just $21 it was a great deal.     >>>


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