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Dry But Fly

Wow your clients with waterless pedicures that go above and beyond what’s expected — with iPods, heating pads, and new products — to create a more luxurious service.

Suzanne Cox is a nail technician at Salon at the Highland in Cedar Park, Texas. She prefers waterless pedicures because she's found that the polish lasts longer and the client's skin and toenails don't swell up the way they do with a soak. She believes it's important to go above and beyond the typical pedicure and spoil clients in order to make the service as luxurious as possible.

1. Analyze your client's feet, remove existing polish, and then trim and file her toenails.

2. Apply CND Cuticle Away to each toe to soften the cuticles.'

3. Then work the cuticle area with a metal pusher.

4. Massage the client's feet from their toes up to their knees with whatever product meets their individual needs. COx usually mixes scrub and massage lotion together. You can file the callus areas either with massage lotion on or dry. 

5. Use either hot or chilled towels to wipe your client's legs, feet, and toes. Next give a light rub from the toes to knees with an invigorating lotion and essential oil. Make sure to cleanse the nail plates before polishing. 

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