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What’s Next — a Ph.D. in Pedicures?

November 1, 2006 | Article

A group of 17 enthusiastic pedicurists has achieved the first-ever Bachelor of Science (BS) in Podology at Commonwealth University of Health Sciences in St. Kitts, West Indies.

Signature Services: Mojito Pedicure

November 1, 2006 | Article

Inspired by the Mojito — a classic Cuban cocktail that includes mint leaves, lime juice, sugar, white rum, and club soda — this service features natural ingredients that lift the spirit and energize the senses.

Building Your Winter Pedicure Business: 5 Case Studies

November 1, 2006 | Article

Between the winter blues and covered shoes, you may think pedicures are reserved for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. But, we’ll show you five salons that still sizzle even when it’s freezing.

Foot Tools: Dispose or Disinfect?

September 1, 2006 | Article

Foot tools can potentially transmit infectious diseases. Strict compliance with state sanitation rules is essential when using porous and one-time-use items.

Crunching the Numbers: Increase Your Pedicure Business

June 1, 2006 | Article

Take advantage of the fact that there is a significant increase in pedicures during  the summer months spruce up your pedicure services

The One-Hour Princess

January 1, 2006 | Article

How seven salons use indulgent pedicure services to increase their profits.

Rock Your Clients' Services

December 1, 2005 | Article

Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.

Big Clients, Small Changes: How to Seat Plus-Size Clients Comfortably

December 1, 2005 | Article

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your plus-size clients feel at home. All that’s required is a little awareness and sensitivity — and perhaps some minor modifications to your manicure and pedicure set-ups.

Think Outside the Chair: Creative Marketing Ideas

November 1, 2005 | Article

Too often nail professionals get caught up doing the same thing day in and day out and lose sight of the incredible possibilities that exist to expand their services, businesses, and even their own professional growth, says Star Nail's Tony Cuccio.

Growing Pains

August 1, 2005 | Article

Cutting toenails improperly and wearing ill-fitting shoes may be invitations for an ingrown toenail, but there are other causes nail techs should also know about.

This Little Piggy Went to a Pedi Party

August 1, 2005 | Article

Ever thought your salon would be the first stop of a bachelorette party, or that your services would be a hot commodity for an office party? Group appointments that have traditionally been reserved for bridal parties have exploded into a must-have indulgence for a myriad of celebrations.

From Mediocre to Maaah-Velous: How to Solve Your Pedi-Room Woes

July 1, 2005 | Article

If your pedicures are blissful for the client, but a bit of a logistical headache for you, you need to retool. Here are some common problems and creative solutions to your pedi-room quandaries.

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005 | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005 | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Handle Diabetic Clients With Care

June 1, 2005 | Article

We all learn early in our nail education to use caution when it comes to diabetic clients, since diabetes affects both the circulation and the nerves in the extremities — especially the feet.

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