Q&A

How can I store all of my nail products to keep it neat and stay organized?

Q.

I have a station with a couple of drawers. However, since I do regular and colored acrylics, nail polish, gel-polish, and glitters/foils, I can’t seem to store everything without looking like a hoarder. How can I store all of my nail products and keep it neat and organized?

A.

To a certain extent, everyone is always asking for more storage, no matter how much storage they already have. To solve that, you have to be more efficient. Don’t necessarily cart everything around with you. You probably drive around in a small car, not in a 20-ft. truck. Only store at the salon what you truly use.

With that said, there are manicure tables available with a lot of storage, but they are usually more expensive. I’ve designed a manicuring table that has been quite successful. It sells for $795. It’s similar to a hairstylist tower; it’s 6-ft. tall and has so much storage for products and even for your purse. The client and the tech have headroom and legroom.

I realize there are cost considerations with manicure tables. Hairstylists tend to recover the initial cost of their stations quickly — just a few color appointments will usually cover it. In your case, it takes longer to pay it off, but buying a more expensive table with adequate built-in storage is one way to solve this problem.  

 — Filippo Pagan is the president of Salon Designers International

(www.salondesigners.com)

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