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.

Saddle Stool

Rachel Hendrickson-Hitt

The Hair Salon & NAILS Wood Dale, Wood Dale, Ill.


“I am only 5-feet tall and in a normal chair my feet don’t reach the floor, but with my saddle seat stool [inset] I have better posture and my feet can comfortably rest on the floor.”


How long have you had this piece of furniture? 3 years

How much did it cost? $150 at the America’s Beauty Show in Chicago

Why did you feel you needed to purchase this item? Before I got this stool I tried several different office chairs, but since I am very short nothing was comfortable for me. I have always struggled to be positioned where I want at my table and still be able to rest my feet easily on the floor. This eventually led to back, shoulder, and hip pain. Since making this purchase my posture has improved and I am able to go through my work day with less physical fatigue. I love it so much that when I travel between two salon locations, I take it with me.


Glass Top Table/Console

Linda Reetz

Nice Nails, Valdosta, Ga.


“My nail table is glass-covered and easy-to-clean,

and the console stores everything conveniently at my

side and holds my Sunflower lamp/ventilation system

(which I couldn’t get a business license without) and

my UV lamp for easy access for my clients.”


How long have you had this piece of furniture?  2 months

How much did it cost? $300, from Office Max

Why did you feel you needed to purchase this item? I operate out of a hair salon and the room I have is only 8’ x 12’, with a sink in one corner and the water heater closet in the other, so I don’t have much room to add a separate storage cabinet. When I found out how much shipping was going to be to have an actual manicure table shipped to me, I decided I would rather spend the money on more storage.

I also was told at the building permit office that I needed a ventilation system for a business license, and this table perfectly housed my Sunflower lamp/ventilation system. 


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