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Golf Ball Therapy

May 18, 2012 | Article

The SPAball Kaddy — an ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that perfectly cradles a standard golf ball — was designed by massage therapist Heather Karr to relieve any awkwardness or fatigue the therapist might feel using a golf ball to massage.

Defenders of the Feet

March 7, 2012 | Article

Ask a nail student what she thinks about touching strangers’ feet and you’re likely to get a grimace. But somehow, as their careers progress, most nail techs learn to love feet. We asked a group of techs who specialize in pedicures to tell us how their love affair with feet began and what they do that’s so special.

Icky But Safe

January 23, 2012 | Article

Fish pedicures are unlikely to cause infection, according to a report released in October from the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency titled “Guidance on the Management of Public Health Risks from Fish Pedicures.”

LCN Steps Up Foot Care With Urea 10%

December 28, 2011 | Article

LCN’s Urea 10% Foot series offers optimum care for very dry and sensitive skin. Known for its moisture-binding features, urea — or uric acid — is the main ingredient of the product line.

Secret Ingredient: Callus Softeners

December 21, 2011 | Article

Callus softeners are potent liquid formulas applied to heavy callus areas to soften them for more effective pedicure filing. So what exactly is in these softeners? Here’s a profile of three of the most common active ingredients in callus softeners today.

Under the Microscope: Ingrown Toenails

November 21, 2011 | Article

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.

Your Guide to Nail Repairs & Reinforcements

October 13, 2011 | Article

There are a variety of nail issues, from the everyday bitten-nails to the all-out chip or crack, that require you to call in reinforcements. Whether using acrylic or gel (or even a tea bag), we offer some ways to strengthen nails into long-lasting beauts.

Under the Microscope: Bunions

August 19, 2011 | Article

A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot caused by an enlargement of the first joint of the big toe.

Acupressure Tools Reduce Muscle Exhaustion in Techs

July 26, 2011 | Article

Help is at hand for techs who suffer from overworked, tired, and sore muscles. The Hand, Foot & Body Massage Tools Professional Kit from The Nail Superstore is comprised of nine ergonomically correct massage tools to be used during manicures, pedicures, or body massage.

The Beauty of Bling

July 20, 2011 | Article

At first glance, $150+ for an hour-long pedicure sounds kind of steep — but not when it includes up to 500 shimmering Swarovski crystals, like the Bling It On Pedicure offered at Spa Gregorie’s Del Mar, Calif., location. 

Summer Pedicures With Sizzle

June 24, 2011 | Article

As the mercury rises, so does the number of clients looking for trendy pedicure services. Make one of these nine fabulous offerings your own or let them spark your imagination to create something as unique.

Remove Calluses in Half the Time

June 23, 2011 | Article

Forget hand-filing on the feet. Invented by a board-certified foot surgeon, the new Eliminer Callus Removal System is a safe and effortless power-driven filing system that quickly smoothes out calluses. 

More Luxury, Less Water

May 21, 2011 | Article

An alternative to costly pedicure thrones, the Embrace “No Plumbing” Pedicure Chair from Belava enables techs to provide a high-end experience and guarantee the highest sanitation standards, all while conserving water.

Cooling Peppermint Infuses Foot Care Collection

May 20, 2011 | Article

Bella Luccè has developed a complete line of pedicure products designed to improve the condition and appearance of the feet in just minutes. What’s more Bella Luccè takes its commitment to the environment seriously.

Like a Sauna for the Feet

May 20, 2011 | Article

A new pedicure system from The Nail Superstore could radically change what clients expect from their salon experience. The Red Dragon Sauna Pedicure system combines a wooden barrel with a steam generator to create a sauna that open pores, eliminates dead cells, and softens skin.

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