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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.

Massage Pregnant Pedicure Clients With Caution

May 1, 2010 | Article

A massage might seem just the thing to bring relief to pregnant clients’ swollen feet and legs, but there are acupressure points around the lower legs and feet that, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions.

European Touch Celebrates 25 Years

May 1, 2010 | Article

European Touch is celebrating a quarter-century in the beauty industry. An active developer and manufacturer of pedicure spas since its founding in 1985, the company has built and sold such products as the Murano, Rinato, Altera, Forte, and the original Omni Spa. Now, in honor of this special occasion, European Touch has introduced the 25th Anniversary Murano Spa Limited Edition.

Extra Pampering Takes No Time at All

April 1, 2010 | Article

Looking for ways to give your clients something extra that doesn’t cost much in the way of time or money?

Floating Pedicure

April 1, 2010 | Article

Step-by-step by Nails & More Day Spa, Greensboro, N.C.

Pedi Like a Rock Star

March 1, 2010 | Article

When Shauni Kelly was creating Hot Heads Barbershop and Cool Claws Nails in Albuquerque, N.M., she wanted to take the “rock star pedicure” service to the extreme — by tying the entire pedicure room decor into the “rock star” theme.

What Are Corns?

February 1, 2010 | Article

Though a common ailment, corns can often be avoided by something as simple as changing one’s shoes.

Pedicures Gone Dry

February 1, 2010 | Article

Bonnie Rios of Rio Rancho, N.M., shows how she does her waterless pedicure using CND’s Almond SpaManicure System.

Pedicure Chairs and a Draining Economy

February 1, 2010 | Article

Find out what’s new and how it can benefit you.

Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010 | Article

Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while ­clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.

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