How Do Mobile Manicures Work?

Mobile manicures deliver on-demand manicures, pedicures and other beauty services by traveling to clients' homes or setting up at special events. These businesses are usually housed in vans, trailers or other vehicles that can be moved from location to location. The mobile manicure service sets up appointments over the phone or through email and then travels to the client's specified location to give a manicure or pedicure.

According to Woman's Day, mobile manicure services are most often offered at special events such as bachelorette parties, birthdays and conferences. Once set up at the event, the manicure service takes clients from among the guests. Mobile manicure services may also be used by individuals who prefer to have a stylist come to their home or meet them at the office during lunch rather than going to a designated salon. Mobile manicure salons are housed in special vehicles and contain all the equipment necessary to perform common spa treatments, including foot baths, manicure tables and selections of nail polish.

Mobile manicures generally cost more than having a manicure done in a salon. This is because the customer is paying for the time the stylist spent commuting to the event as well as the time and materials spent on the manicures themselves.