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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.

Feet Need Kneading

January 1, 2010 | Article

It’s the mandatory element to every pedicure — the foot and calf massage — and there’s no one way to do it.

That’s So Pedi Gets the Votes

January 1, 2010 | Article

Despite having been in business just six months, San Jose, Calif.-based That’s So Pedi Nail Salon beat out well established salons to be voted #1 for manicures and #2 for pedicures in the Metro newspaper’s 2009 Best of Silicon Valley reader survey.

What Are Pincer Nails?

January 1, 2010 | Article

A common and potentially painful condition, pincer nails can often be avoided by careful detection and proper care.

Leading Men

January 1, 2010 | Article

At Extremedys2010 Hand & Foot Spa in West Hollywood, Calif., the French manicure isn’t just for women anymore. The salon offers a popular “Boy French” nail style that gives its male clients a “healthy-looking, groomed nail that doesn’t look like polish or a traditional French manicure,” says owner Naja Rickette.

What Are Neuromas?

November 1, 2009 | Article

When the weight of the body lands on a swollen nerve, it can be debilitating. Learn the symptoms and alert clients to this common problem that develops in the nerves of the foot.

You’re Never Alone When a Nail’s Ingrown

November 1, 2009 | Article

Ingrown toenails are painful afflictions that usually require a doctor’s help to remove. But if you catch them early enough, you can help maintain the nail using a special Ingrown Nail File and prevent the nail from growing into the surrounding skin.

Trend: Kid's Pedi Chairs

October 1, 2009 | Article

Children's pedicure chairs make it easier to pamper the kiddies.

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.”

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