25 Best Ways To Organize A Salon & Nail Supplies 
Here are some of the best ideas for storing nail art supplies in your nail salon and at home nail studios.
Having nail art supplies in their place takes on a different kind of meaning when you are talking to a nail artist and nail technician.
We are dealing with large amounts of nail art supplies, cleaning tools, polishes and must haves that keep manicures up to date with the current trends.
From nail art sequins to larger items like nail lamps and tools. Nail supplies can get out of hand because there's lots of larger tools and tiny things.
Some of the must have nail art supplies that aren't needed daily also need to find a place where they are out of the way but still accessible in an instant.
When you are organized with nail supplies, you save time and money.
When organizing nail art supplies and equipment keep in mind that you will need storage from everything like small rhinestones to larger items like nail lamps.
The best storage will keep everything easy to find so you can keep productive and not wasting time looking for things.
So, are you looking for some creative storage ideas for your nail art rooms and salons? If so, you've come to the right place.
In this blog article, we will share some of our best storage solutions and tips that are both practical and will keep everything in its place for easy access.
In this blog post we will be discussing:
- Storing small nail art supplies like sequins & gems
- Nail art storage boxes for items that need to be dust free like silicone practice hands
- At home nail studio storage solutions
- How to store accessories like loose glitter for nails
- The best way to store nail decals and stickers
- How to store nail polish and nail tools
NAIL SUPPLIES STORAGE IDEAS FOR SALONS AND AT HOME NAIL STUDIOS
1. NAIL POLISH RACKS
Organize your nail polish collections in an easy way with nail polish racks. They're an excellent way to keep everything in its place that you reach for often.
That way you can find what you need when you need it since it's literally hanging on the wall.
You can get several to make a gallery wall of nail polishes and gel polishes.
2. BAKERY BOXES
Bakery boxes are the perfect size for storing nail art supplies, and they're budget-friendly too. Just watch this short video and see for yourself how easy it is to transform random nail art supplies into a well-organized paradise.
So if you're looking for a storage solution that's both affordable and effective, give bakery boxes a try. You won't be disappointed!
3. LABEL MAKERS
Label makers are easy to use and help keep your supplies organized. Whether you're labeling a new paintbrush or putting a name tag on your latest creation or bin, label makers are one of those must have items.
4. ADJUSTABLE TABLE FOR MANICURES
Adjustable tables are good for not only organizing your nail art supplies but also for doing your manicures on. You can adjust them to the perfect height that works best for you and your client.
Just be sure to measure your space so that you can get the correct size table for you nail art room.
Here are some ways you can use an adjustable table:
- Use it for storing baskets and boxes of supplies that can stack easily
- A table can double as a manicure table
- You can store shelves underneath the table and since you can adjust it, you can have different sizes under there
- You can film your nail art videos for your social media
- Adjustable tables are good for standing as you can adjust them to your height so you are not sitting all day
- They are large enough to keep your cleaning tools like nail dust collectors and autoclave sterilizers handy
5. SPICE RACKS FOR TINY NAIL ART GEMS
Spice racks are an effective way to organize your nail art supplies. Not only do they look great on your nail station or counter, they're also functional and convenient.
With so many different sizes and styles to choose from, you're sure to find the right color and size for your salon or nail room.
6. SMALL CLEAR CONTAINERS
Small clear containers are a must have for organizing your nail art supplies, especially the extremely small things. You can see what's inside them at a glance, so you can quickly find the right tool for the manicure that you are working on.
Plus they come in all sizes for things like glitters, nail tape and other supplies.
7. EMPTY PILL CONTAINERS FOR GEMS
Pill containers are a solution for things like gems, rhinestones, glitter and dried flowers for nails. They're small and compact, making them effective for storing everything that is very small.
You can store these easily in those fancy boxes and label them so you know exactly what's in there.
8. ADJUSTABLE DRAWER DIVIDERS
Drawer dividers are always great for organizing and storage nail art supplies. They'll help you keep everything sorted and easy to find, so you can focus on being creative with your manicures and pedicures.
9. SHELVING FOR NAIL ART SUPPLIES
Wall shelves are a must have for organizing your polishes. They're easy to install and make it effortless to find what color you need when you're working on a client. Plus, they add a touch of style to your nail salon since you can either paint them to match your décor style.
Many nail brands have their own custom boxes and stands for nail art, especially some the of the gel nail kits. So you can easily put the boxes onto the shelves and grab a collection easily.
Customers enjoy seeing nail polishes lined up on shelves.
10. ADJUSTABLE SHELVING
The best place to use these is in a storage room for large bins and boxes. Adjustable shelves make it easy to customize your nail storage to fit whatever you're organizing and keep it out of the way.
These are good for your nail salons and closets for things that you need to have on hand but don't use daily.
These will help keep your acetone bottles, solutions, and liquids up and out of the way. Make sure when using shelving like this that it is secured to the wall properly.
11. CUBBY SHELVING
Cubby or cube shelving is the perfect way to organize your supplies! with so many different colors and sizes to choose from, you can find the right set-up for your needs.
Not only are these shelves stylish and convenient, but they're also a good way to save space. Get organized today with cube shelving. You can have a certain cubby dedicated to different types of nail art supplies. So one can be for your equipment, for acrylic nail supplies and press on nail kits.
12. OVER THE DOOR ORGANIZERS
These handy organizers are a good storage solution when you don't have much space. They will hold everything from nail glues to nail rings.
Plus, the versatile design allows you to customize the storage space to fit all of your needs. It's an easy way to store those little things because they are all in one area. They and also cost effective and budget friendly.
Some things you can store in over the door organizers are:
- Manicure tools like regular files and glass files
- Cotton balls
- Nail polishes and gels
- Nail tools like nail clippers nail prep supplies
- Nail stamping tools
- Acrylic powders
13. ROLLING CARTS WITH DRAWERS
These are super helpful because you can just roll them to your desk or keep them out of the way. They have plenty of space to store stickers, dipping powder kits, nail glue, and other nail art essentials.
They're really helpful for keeping your work area tidy and organized which is important for productivity.
We have a super helpful article of the best salon carts and trolleys for a salon.
14. PROFESSIONAL SALON TROLLEY
Salon trolleys are a professional way to organize your supplies. With plenty of room to store everything from nail gel pots to nail planners, these carts make it easy to find what you need.
Plus, the carts are easy to move around, so you can just move it out of the way when you don't need it. We have a helpful article about the best train cases for nail techs on the go.
15. HANGING SHOE ORGANIZERS
If your nail salon is at home then you will really love these. They hang right on the door and are perfect for everything from acrylic powders & liquids, wipes, and nail tip boxes.
16. BANKERS BOXES FOR LARGE SUPPLIES
These sturdy boxes make it easy to store and find your large nail supplies that you want to keep out of the way and free from dust. Plus, they're great for transporting nail art supplies to and from your on the go manicure appointments.
Keep in mind when buying boxes, that you get square boxes and not tapered boxes where the top is larger than the bottom. That way the boxes will sit together snugly and save space.
17. CLEAR JARS FOR STORAGE
Clear jars are super helpful for storing your nail supplies like gel brushes or anything that is long. You can also see what's inside them, so you can easily find what you need to be ready for your clients or for your tutorials. The clear glass makes them look stylish too.
You can display them in many different sizes. So if you want to organize your micro swabs, sponges and lint free nail wipe pads to keep them clean then these are one of those must haves.
18. APOTHECARY JARS
Take your organization and nail salon décor style to the next level with apothecary jars. Not only are they stylish and versatile, but they're also a way to add some beautiful accents to your nail art rooms.
With so many different sizes and styles to choose from, they not only make a lovely aesthetic for your décor, these jars are a handy way to store cotton rounds and cotton swabs.
19. STACKABLE TRAYS FOR PAPER
If you are a nail tech who has lots of customers on the go, you might want to take a look at stacking trays. Then you can keep all of your papers within easy reach.
20. WHITEBOARD FOR IDEAS
These are very convenient for brainstorming ideas or to keep in a storage room for notes for your nail techs. A whiteboard is a good way to organize thoughts, ideas and important day to day info.
They come big or small so you can have one on the wall or at your manicure station. These are so handy because if you need to jot something down about your client, then you can do this quickly and then put the info into the computer or planner later.
21. GRAB AND GO TOTES
These square totes are good for on the go. The zipper closure keeps everything secure, while the canvas fabric makes them sturdy and durable.
22. CLEAR SHOE BOXES WITH LIDS
Your nail art supplies might be constantly spilling out of their designated spots. But with clear shoe boxes with lids, suddenly everything has its own place. Not to mention, you can see exactly what's inside.
23. BINDERS FOR NAIL STICKERS
We know that nail stickers can be a pain to organize. That's why binders will help you organize your nail stickers, waterslide nail decals and any sticker that lay's flat.
You can put them into clear inserts with the slots and find what you need when you need it by flipping through.
Organize by type, theme and keep the nail stickers that you reach for often at the front.
24. MANICURE DESK WITH SHELVES
If you have nail art supplies scattered around your desk, you are not productive or organized. Desks with shelves are a classic way to organize the tools that you use all the time like certain polishes or efiles.
You can store acrylic nail supplies, cuticle tools, and everything else right at your fingertips.
Manicure desks that come with shelves and drawers are also handy for storing baskets and boxes of nail supplies. For the best organization try to get one with shelves inside instead of ones that have just a large space inside.
25. PRINTABLE PLANNERS
Staying organized can make a big difference in your life – from making sure that you get to work on time, to remembering when bills are due.
Fortunately, with printable planners available online, organization is easier than ever before. Printable planners provide an easy way to stay on track and keep all of your important tasks and events in one place.
And the best part? They are FREE to download as our gift. If you are looking for a professional planner, check out this article: Best Planners For Nail Techs
Tips for storing your nail art supplies:
1. If you're short on storage space or have a very small room, try using a closet or under-the-bed storage container for extra room. This is especially helpful for nail studios in your home and storing nail tools that you don't need often.
2. Using heavy duty stackable bins and clear plastic boxes that are completely square will help you see what's inside at a glance and will stack easily. Avoid cheap and flimsy stacking shelves. Although they might look tempting, they fall apart easily and not the best solution for nail art supplies.
3. Hang pegboards on the walls to store tools and materials that you reach for all the time. These are good for manicure tools like clippers.
5. Label everything - it'll make finding what you need much easier. Especially small jars that go onto a spice rack.
Nail art rooms can be a challenge to organize, but with a little creativity and some excellent storage ideas, you will have your at home nail salon or beauty bar organized in no time.
✅ Take some time to really know what you need, write things down and make a plan. You can draw a simple diagram of your room and brainstorm ideas and where shelving and other things need to be. Good luck and have fun organizing your nail rooms and salons.
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