Metta Francis on perfecting a mobile nail setup

By Sophie Nutt | 03 October 2019 | Expert Advice, Feature

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As a mobile tech, just because you don’t have a physical, set space in which you offer your services, it doesn’t mean you have to skip on deciding interior objects and furniture. Inject your own personality into your mobile setup with branded towels, equipment and your uniform, and recreate the quality of a salon environment with a professional, consistent appearance and high performance equipment.

Metta Francis, founder of Nails By Mets and Scratch Stars Mobile Nailist of the Year 2019, reveals the importance of consistency in mobile setups. “Have a standard setup and try to replicate that in each client’s home,” says Metta. “That way, no matter where you are working form, you have the same look and feel and your clients know they’re receiving the same quality of service. If your towels are stained and looking a little worse for wear, replace them. Everything should be clean, tidy and professional-looking as standard, just as you would expect it in the salon.

“Branding is key and can leave a lasting impression on your clients. You can have personalised embroidered towels or coloured towels that reflect your branding. Branded stickers and badges can be used for pump bottles and bags and a logo mat can double up as a great background for nail photos and as an extra layer of protection.

“A mobile manicure table can be more comfortable and ergonomic than working on your client’s dining table as it has the right proportions and allows you to sit directly opposite your client. It can also make you work more effectively when familiar with the table setup. I love the Roo Beauty Lolabelle case, as it fits my entire kit and has many separate compartments and bags. An extension lead is always extremely helpful in case you are located far away from a power point and a rechargeable, foldable or compact daylight lamp is always handy to ensure you always have sufficient lighting.”

Read more salon setup and interior tips in the October issue of Scratch!