5 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Spa Bed for Your Salon
Choosing a spa bed for your salon can be a daunting task. There are many different models and, most importantly, many factors that come into play, from adaptability to size and portability.
Many aestheticians have the same regrets when it comes to buying spa beds. Most often, it's because they do not read the description. And it doesn't end with that.
We have compiled a list of the top 5 mistakes people make so that you can learn from them.
1) Buying a Spa Bed Without Doing Enough Research
There are quite a lot of spa beds in the market, and it can be challenging to research. But not doing your homework may be the biggest mistake you make. Pictures and descriptions can only give you so much. That's why it is important that you do your own research and read reviews.
The common mistake is assuming that the bed has a lifting backrest. A bed without a backrest has only two sections. On the other hand, those with backrests will have three sections.
At Sunlight Spa Supply, we ensure that we give everything you need in the description, including the measurements, weight, features, and, most importantly, customer reviews.
Keep in mind there is much more going on in a spa bed, not just the aesthetics.
2) Buying a Cheap Stopgap Spa Bed
Estheticians (often newly qualified) frequently buy a cheaper bed to tide over until they can afford a better one. More often than not, they realize their mistake and upgrade sooner rather than later. However, it may backfire and be expensive in the long run.
This contributes to a large number of secondhand facial beds in the market, so you may not be able to find a reasonable price.
The solution is to look at your facial bed as a one-time investment. Buy a high-quality bed when you first start so that you do not have to replace it any time soon.
3) Buying a Spa Bed That's a Little Too Small
Generally, spa beds are 73 inches long, so they will suit most of the population. However, the issue arises with low-quality beds; they are often small. This is because of unscrupulous manufacturers who look to cut the price, and one way of reducing costs is by downsizing the spa bed.
The foam is also of low density, which may be uncomfortable for the clients (not immediately but surely down the line).
How comfortable will the client be with the shoulders and legs hanging off the spa bed?
The solution is to buy high-quality beds that are wide and long enough to accommodate the majority of the population. Or you can add armrests to narrow beds to address the issue.
4) Buying a Spa Bed Based on Price
Cost is a major deciding factor when it comes to just about anything, not just salon equipment. So instead of concentrating on the prices, shop for the features you need.
It is always safer to invest more in a bed that will last longer and bring in more clients.
Spa beds are available in a wide range of prices, starting from $550 and going as far as $4000. So, you can get a spa bed that better suits your needs. We carry the best available facial/spa beds from leading brands in the market.
Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Cheap tables often carry substandard components so that they can slash the prices for a profit.
5) Lack of Maintenance
Lack of maintenance always affects the spa bed in the long run. However, the signs are usually more visible on the upholstery. PU leather used on spa beds is long-lasting, durable, and should last for decades if maintained regularly.
One way to protect the upholstery is to use two covers. The first cover is a form-fitted one that stays on, while the upper one is changed for every client. This arrangement protects the upholstery from perspiration and the products used for service. They damage the upholstery, particularly body sweat.