Nail Salon Equipment List

Nail Salon Equipment List
If you're looking to open or expand your nail salon, here's a full list of all the equipment you'll need — from furniture and tools to the right technology.
by Square Mar 11, 2024 — 5 min read
Nail Salon Equipment List

Have you ever noticed how many items are in a nail salon?

While nail salons can be a lucrative business, they require the right setup and equipment to get started. If you’re looking to open a nail salon, it’s important to build an equipment list so you can serve clients in the best way possible and have everything your staff needs to succeed.

Here’s a checklist to make things easier for you as you build or grow a nail salon business. 

Furniture for your nail salon

Start planning by thinking about some of the largest items in your nail salon, such as furniture. Once you find room for all of the biggest items, you can create a floor plan and an overall layout for single or multiple nail salon locations. 

Here are the furniture items that should be on your nail salon equipment list:

Electric and manual tools and supplies for your nail salon

Most nail salon owners invest in a mix of electric and manual tools that staff will need to do their jobs well. While your specific needs might not include everything on this portion of the nail salon equipment list, many of these items are must-haves.

Electric tools and supplies

Electric tools and supplies include equipment that has to be plugged in or requires batteries for operation. Make sure you have outlets and a place to change batteries near where these tools are used. 

Manual tools and supplies

Manual tools and supplies can be stored and used almost anywhere in the nail salon. Often the biggest consideration with these type of tools is cleaning or sterilization. Many of these items tend to have shorter life spans than electric tools, which means that they need to be replaced more frequently. 

Administrative equipment for your nail salon

Administrative equipment is just as important as workstation equipment. It ensures that your nail salon runs smoothly.

Administrative equipment needs may include:

Technology for your nail salon

One of the most important pieces of equipment for your nail salon is an easy-to-use, all-in-one point of sale with integrated booking and business management tools. Square Appointments helps you streamline management and administration with a seamless process that’s easy for your staff and your clients.

Square offers sleek and easy-to-use hardware. Square Terminal is a handheld point-of-sale system that’s especially useful for nail artists and technicians, who can check out clients at their stations without having to wait at the reception desk. Clients love this feature because they can get in and out of the salon quickly without messing up their fresh nails.

For businesses that want to accept cash payments, the Square Register integrates seamlessly with your point of sale, so you can offer more ways for customers to pay and get clients checked out quickly and efficiently.

Now that we’ve covered the full nail salon equipment list, it’s time to dive into the steps of opening a nail salon, from creating a business plan to marketing your new operation to clients. 


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