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Mrs.Clooney

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Just boring old me on again on about salon furniture. Many of us are on strict budgets so having to pick my furniture very carefully. I'm looking at therapist stools/chairs.

How important is a back support for a beauty therapist? The chairs we use at college are gas lift operated for height adjustment and have back supports. Thing is I don't recall using the back support as I am usually leaning towards the client with my feet flat on the ground.

Obviously the gas lift stools are slightly cheaper than the chairs, so should I opt for a stool? Thing is, this same peice of furniture will be at my nail station when I am doing nails too.

What are your recommendations please peeps? xx
 

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I prefer my gas lift chair tbh - I have a pedi stool (also height adustable) and it doesn't matter even if I sit on the seat bit, I don't feel as comfortable as I do in my chair.

I bought one of those cushie cushions to but at the base of my back and bottom of the chair and it does seem to make me sit up straighter - (which can only be a good thing) when I am not leaning forward to do a treatment - sorry not much help I know :hug:

BTW my chair is a proper chair - not a salon stool chair - I defo didn't get on with that one - perhaps it had something to do with my backside :lol: :smack:
 

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I know it might sound obvious, but have you tried sitting further back on the seat? I had to make myself learn to do that and it made SUCH as difference. Personally I would find a stool quite uncomfortable now that I'm used to having the back support from the chair.
 

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Hiya Tracey

Maybe we would have got around to discussing the chair situation this afternoon after our marathon 2 hour conversation about couches (oh - and other things too). :lol: Anyway, the stool I prefer to use in the salon doesnt have a back to it so I think I am that same as you, I just feel it give me more freedom of movement whilst doing treatments. It is a gas lift type and i find it really comfortable.

Let me know what you decide.
 

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I use one of them kneeling posture stools,
i inherited this when i bought the salon so thought i would give it a try, it took me a good few weeks to get used to it and because it makes you sit correctly i had lower back ache to begin with but i am used to it now and find it so comfy, plus because it doesnt have a back it doesnt take up as much space or restrict my movement when working,
i would highly recommend one of these. hth
 

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Thank you all so much. I really appretiate the input. It all helps xx
 

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I have a kneeling ergonmic chair and its excellent. It takes a little while for you to get used to the position but really comfortable and no back ache although i ahve problems with my neck but thats probably me.
 

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