Nail Station Organization & Setup
I added a third wall rack to house more polish, and added some Gelish & Morgan Taylor colors to the mix. The acrylic wall rack is from a local nail store called Luxury, and I bought it to match the existing rack that it’s next to. I searched online for this rack, but only found ones with six shelves instead of seven.
My licenses and price list are now hung on the wall behind my station, along with all of my swatch sticks. The sticks are organized on rings by color so that my clients can easily pick out their desired color(s). Read this post to learn more about how I create and organize the swatches. The last item that I’ll be hanging up soon is a paper towel holder. Currently my towels are just sitting on the cabinet behind me, but they’ll be mounted on the wall to my right for easy access.
This is a view of the work station from my vantage point. I keep all of the liquids to my left, and tools and other supplies to my right. It’s a small table so I wanted to try to maximize the space while making sure that all of my essentials are within reach.
On the right: MelodySusie 60w LED lamp (review coming soon!), table lamp, cotton ball holder, cup with nail art brushes, and a storage unit with drawers. The drawers hold foil strips, files, applicators, lint-free wipes, implements, alcohol wipes, and buffers.
I love this little storage unit with drawers that I found on Amazon. I wanted a way to store all of the little one-use items that need to stay covered, and this works out perfectly. It’s actually two four-drawer tower units stacked together. To prevent the top unit from sliding around, I secured it with a piece of velcro in each corner… viola!
The cotton ball holder and drawer units are both made of clear acrylic and it’s important to note that they’re NOT acetone resistant. I tested this on the underside and acetone did leave a white mark on the surface. I’m very careful with acetone and keep the pump on the opposite side of the table to prevent any accidental splashes.
Here’s a little closer look at the drawer unit. The drawers are small, but they hold more than enough supplies to get me through days or weeks depending on the item. Now I just need to get my books filled and I’ll be a happy camper! :) Starting off as a booth renter and having to build a clientelle is challenging, but it’s the best option for me in the long run.
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