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.
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.”
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.
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.
November 21, 2011 | Article
Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 20, 2011 | Article
Take advantage of the increased demand for double services and your salon could gain the reputation of being the go-to place to meet for coffee, drinks, even dinner and a movie.