That’s what Kim Solecki of Designer’s Edge Salon and Spa in Southwick, Mass., did when she discovered Keyano Aromatics’ (Cohoes, N.Y.) Lemon Peel Enzyme.
Solecki promoted the pedicures to her clients by offering a 10% introductory discount on the service. She also entered their names in a drawing for a gift basket filled with home-maintenance pedicure products, valued at $50. The response was tremendous, she say. (Clients perceived a high value, while the spa was able to clear out sample sizes of slower-selling items.)
Solecki had expected the $75 pedicure to be popular as an occasional service. But she has since realized that most of her spa pedicure clients have made the switch permanent, claiming longer-lasting benefits.
Solecki says the Lemon Peel Pedicure consists of the spa’s basic pedicure supplemented by the enzyme peel:
- Have the client relax her feet in a tub or whirlpool bath for 10-15 minutes.
- Do your cuticle and callus work as usual.
- Mix 1 T. of the Lemon Peel Enzyme with 2 T. of warm (almost hot) water and mix to the consistency of pancake batter.
- Apply the mixture only to the bottom of the feet; leave on 7-10 minutes (depending on the condition of the client’s soles).
- Rinse off the enzyme in the footbath.
- Massage the feet with Keyan Aromatic’s Verbina hand and foot lotion.
- Wrap feet in a warm towel and invite the client to sit back and relax for five minutes.
- Finish the toenails as desired.