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Ingrown Toenail Myths Debunked

October 1, 2009 | Article

When it comes to ingrown toenails and how to treat them, misinformation abounds. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers this list of myths you may hear from clients and how to counter them.

Lexor Introduces “Smart” Pedi-Spa Technology

September 1, 2009 | Article

Lexor pedicure spas now incorporate “Smart” Pedi-Spa technology, including Auto-Fill, Sani-Drain, and Universal File Controller.

Understanding the Cost of Maintaining a Pedicure Chair

September 1, 2009 | Article

Repairing or replacing pedicure spas and other salon equipment can be costly. One way to protect against these usually unexpected expenses is with an extended warranty. One Source Extended Care offers extended warranty plans on all types of salon and day spa equipment, providing coverage beyond the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Foot and Calf Massage

September 1, 2009 | Article

Want to incorporate a nice foot and calf massage into your pedicures but unsure about your massage technique? Then take a cue from Renee Doran, educator for OPI and experienced pedicurist out of Glitz Salon in Rochester Hills, Mich.

Callus Be Gone

September 1, 2009 | Article

Have you ever thought of using a specialized callus remover to aid in your foot filing battles? There are some instances where a client’s callus has built up so much that simple soaking and hand filing barely make a dent. Sometimes a liquid callus remover product can be applied after the soak to further soften callus so more of it can be filed off.

Flip-Flop Flubs

August 1, 2009 | Article

Foot-related injuries due to flip-flop wear are on the rise, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. “There are many flip-flops on the market that offer little to nothing in terms of arch support, stability, and shock absorption,” says the APMA’s Dr. Ross Taubman. “Opting to wear a pair of cheaply constructed flip-flops puts the wearer at risk for injuries such as arch pain, tendinitis, and sprained ankles.”

Silky Summer Shoes

June 1, 2009 | Article

Marie Claire featured a page of stunning, strappy satin heels — the perfect accessory to complete a hot summer outfit. What fingernails would you create for a client wearing these fabulous shoes?

Colonial Pedicure

June 1, 2009 | Article

Step-by-step from The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Pedicure Product Management

May 1, 2009 | Article

Product rationing is an important element to business, so how do you regulate how much product to use on clients? Here are a couple tips on increasing product value for your dollar.

Foot Filing Tips

May 1, 2009 | Article

Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky., is an experienced pedicurist who offers this interesting foot filing technique.

Education Across the Nation

April 1, 2009 | Article

No need to go to a show--attend one of these traveling two-day seminars.

Instant Rock Star Toe Glitter Shakers

April 1, 2009 | Article

There’s a hot tip circulating among educators to help techs with their glitter applications.

Making It Your Own: Creating Custom Services Out of Pedicure Systems

April 1, 2009 | Article

Many nail manufacturers offer all-encompassing kits for manicures and pedicures, which can easily be turned into signature services at a salon.

Get Your Pedi Menu in Shape

March 1, 2009 | Article

Race off with new clients when you add a runner’s pedi.

Take a Tip from ... European Touch’s Dawn Holz

March 1, 2009 | Article

As the economy forces us to make better budget decisions, it is now more than ever imperative that salon owners get the right equipment for their needs. European Touch’s vice president of sales, Dawn Holz, offers some advice on finding the right pedicure throne.

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