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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.

Double the Fun

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.

New Relief for Heel Pain

March 23, 2011 | Article

Teachers, sales personnel, athletes and other groups of people who spend large amounts of time on their feet commonly suffer from aches and mains in the legs, knees and feet. One of the common ailments experienced by people who are standing much of the time is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis.

Toenail Extension

January 25, 2011 | Article

Every tech has seen clients who for one reason or another had to have their large toenails removed. Thistechnique will help you create a reusable prosthetic toenail that the wearer can be proud of

Low-Flow Pedicure Spas

January 18, 2011 | Article

It’s no secret that pedicure spas can use a lot of water, a fact that’s reflected in your salon’s monthly water bill and maybe in some nagging guilt in your conscience about your environmental footprint. Luckily, spa manufacturers have been steadily decreasing the amount of water needed to perform satisfying pedicures, so here’s a look at their latest low-water-usage options.   

Get the Gehwol Waterless Pedicure

January 1, 2011 | Article

The Gehwol Dry Pedicure, available exclusively from Universal Companies, requires no water.

What Is Haglund's Deformity?

December 1, 2010 | Article

Anyone who has walked in high heels for any length of time can imagine the origin of Haglund’s deformity.

My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010 | Article

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

The Perfect Polish for Little Piggies

August 1, 2010 | Article

The mom of two little girls who love to get their nails done, Piggy Paint founder Melanie Hurley always hated the thought of her children putting their hands in their mouths after she painted their nails with traditional solvent-based “kid” polishes. The result of her quest for a polish with no harsh chemicals, no foul odors, and nothing that might hurt the environment was Piggie Paint, which boasts the tagline “It’s as natural as mud.”

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010 | Article

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010 | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

It's Not About Pretty, It's About Healthy

June 1, 2010 | Article

For $66 and one hour and 45 minutes of your time, the staff at Wet Paint Nail Spa in Cambridge, Mass., will inspect your feet for calluses, ingrown nails, cracks, and other symptoms of hard use, give you a fabulous pedicure, and teach you proper care of the feet at home.

Day Spa Soothes Weary Feet in the Community Room

June 1, 2010 | Article

When Briana Borten opened a second Dragontree Holistic Day Spa in the Portland International Airport, she made very few changes to accommodate the unique location. “Overall, though, we are trying to recreate the traditional day spa environment as much as possible, offering the same treatments and attention.”

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010 | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Correct Painful Toenail Woes Easily and Quickly

May 1, 2010 | Article

Heather Goodwin offers relief to clients suffering from mildly ingrown toenails and pincer nails with the application of a B/S Brace.

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