I'm often surprised at the controversy over a "dry" pedicure. If done correctly it can be just as great a service as a fancy tub pedicure. The cleanup is also faster and simplified.
Most of the complaints seem to come from the lack of the foot soak in the service. But I’ve noticed so many tubs are not properly cleaned, the correct products for cleaning the feet are not often used, and some places leave the client to soak for some than ten minutes before evening beginning the service. That’s not good for the nails. Ideally, the feet should soak for only three to five minutes to sanitize, and then only enter the foot bath to be rinsed. Before you object, think about it for a minute; the first things usually done are cuticle work, callous work, and exfoliation. This means other than that initial three-to five minutes when they first go in to sanitize, the water is full of dead skin! Who wants to soak in that? I'm not saying everyone should switch to a waterless pedicure, I’m simply asking that the prejudice against the service be dismissed in favor of education.
Here is a great video from the gal that developed a style of waterless pedicure, Jaime Schrabeck of Precision Nails. She does great classes on them as well and should you ever want to look into it or simply be knowledgeable of different offerings check her out.