By becoming a member of the International Pedicure Association (IPA), nail techs can demonstrate to clients and peers their commitment to providing safe, professional pedicuring services. Not only do members receive a business listing in the IPA directory for consumers, they gain access to monthly educational and business webinars. New members receive a welcome pack that includes a decal they can display in the salon.
Other benefits include access to the members-only section of the website where you’ll find the following:
> Salon safety — guidelines including sanitation and sterilization procedures of equipment, health and safety of the pedicurist, best practices, and access to client and salon forms.
> Educational opportunities and information — includes newsletters, details on IPA webinars, and external courses that offer discounts to members.
> Gallery of foot conditions — a catalog of conditions observed by pedicurists and podiatrists (with educational text alongside each image).
> Questions and answers — post your questions or review the questions submitted by other members.
> Message board — this allows you to discuss an issue or topic with your peers.
For more information, go to www.pedicureassociation.org.