At what point in a pedicure do you use the hot towels and how?

December 17, 2010

At what point in a pedicure do you use the hot towels and how?



I usually apply cuticle remover and callus eliminator before I wrap the foot up in the towel. I leave the toes exposed and work on the cuticles while the callus eliminator does its job. By the time I’m done, I’m ready to file the callus and continue with the rest of the pedicure. --Jackie Jackson is a pedicurist in Louisville, Ky.

I use the towels after I apply a mask (which is before I massage and polish). I make a towel bootie and let it steam on the client for about five minutes. I then use the towels to remove the mask. The combo of the warm towels with the cool mask is awesome. --Melissa Brown is a nail tech in West Lafayette, Ind.

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I have a client who is in the medical field so her hands are constantly in water. She has me keep the length of her acrylic nails short. No matter what I do, she always has at least one nail that comes off, and she always has lifting and gets water under the acrylic. I prep the nails correctly, I have a cuticle bit to clean the cuticle area, and I wipe the nail with alcohol, dehydrate the nail, and prime the nail. What should I do?

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