Close

Technique

Almond Cherry Renewal Mother's Day Pedicure

by NLS Staff | May 1, 2012

Angelic Beauty Works, Dearborn Heights, Mich., uses: Gehwol Gerlan Hand Cream; Ultronics Ultracare for Hands; Maxim pedicure soak; almonds or ground almond meal, dried cherries, fresh cherries (stemmed and pitted), yogurt; jojoba oil, almond oil, black cherry extract capsule; base coat, polish, top coat, and quick dry drops.

Steps:

1. Have the client change into a robe and sit in the pedicure chair. Place a heated wrap around her neck.
2. Rub Gehwol Gerlan Hand Cream on her hands. Place cotton liner-filled heated mitts on her hands.
3. Spray Ultronics Ultracare for Hands on your hands and your client’s feet.

4. Soak the client’s feet in warm water with Maxim pedicure soak and flowers.

5. Grind up 1/4 cup almonds (or ground almond meal) and 1/4 cup dried cherries in a food processor until it’s fine to medium in coarseness. Mix in 2 Tbsp. jojoba oil to create a scrub. Exfoliate the client’s feet and lower legs with this scrub. Rinse.
6. Let the client lie back, feet up, and place a chilled eye pillow over her eyes. Place a blanket over her lap. Prep nails.

7. Mix together 8 oz. yogurt with 1/3 cup of stemmed and pitted fresh cherries to create a mask. Place a towel under both of the client’s legs. Apply the mask onto both legs. After 10 to 15 minutes, remove with damp warmed towels. Towel dry.
8. Combine 4 oz. almond oil with 1 capsule black cherry extract to create massage oil. Massage the client’s feet and lower legs.
9. Clean nail plates. Apply base coat, two layers of polish, top coat, and quick dry drops.

Price: $50

Nail tech Ruth Windsor created the recipe for this pedicure. Her book Answering The Questions To Your Sole: Pedicure Treatments That Will Have Your Clients Begging For More includes even more specialty pedicure recipes. It’s available for purchase in NAILS Online Store for $24.95.

You Might Also Like:

Video: Warm Cherry Almond Manicure by CND

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...

Technique

Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

Nails by Tracey Lee

Technique

Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters

What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

Technique

What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

Videos

In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More