Summer is prime time for nail care as more people wear open-toed shoes and take off their gloves. Sometimes a service in 100-degree temps is more about escaping the heat than it is about getting glammed up. Consider offering your clients cool-down services this season that combine relaxation and nail sophistication.
This service also comes with a hot butter reflexology massage that Boynton describes as leaving skin “silkier for weeks.”
Hot Buttered Rum Pedicure
Soribel Boynton, Tropical Nails Salon, Covington, Ga.
This treat is very sweet on nails. Dry winter skin is gently moved away with a blended hot buttered rum mask, and scented warm waters rehydrate the feet. Skin is sure to glow after honeycomb and warm lotion with gold dust is applied.
Callus removal, plus nail and cuticle detailing, are all included with the white peach sangria spa pedicure.
White Peach Sangria Spa Pedicure
Krystal Koffler, Xstasy Esthetics, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Clients can sit back and relax with a glass of sangria or peach tea while their feet enjoy a lavish Shea butter sugar scrub blended with grapeseeds from Glo Girl Body Products. A soothing OPI Tropical Citrus Masque is applied and removed with warm steamed towels followed by a luxurious foot and leg massage with a yummy white sangria whipped souffle body butter. After the massage feet are warmed and hydrated with Gigi peach paraffin and topped off with polish.
Koll doesn’t use insecticides in her homegrown products. She crushes the leaves with her hands before massaging with the lotion.
Lemon Mint & English Lavender Soak
Nancy Koll, Shear Image Salon, West Point, Calif.
Koll grows both the lemon mint and English lavender in her garden over the summer. “The mint is great for cooling and the lavender is calming, great for the pedi and mani soaking bowls.” You can also crush the lavender and mint and use them in scrubs.