Behind the Scenes: The Footnanny Treatment For Feet

by Beth Livesay | April 18, 2019

Gloria “the Footnanny” Williams is known for being the personal pedicurist to Oprah. Her 30-year nail career was inspired by the need to care for others and by watching her parents take care of their feet “the old-fashioned way.” “My parents taught me that when your feet feel great, you feel happy,” which is why Williams began focusing on pedicures. Who better to take on the cover of our foot care issue than the Footnanny herself? Follow Williams on social media (@footnanny) to keep up with her products and projects.

Here are Williams’ steps for this month’s cover look:

1. The Footnanny Treatment includes wellness beyond a pedicure. Williams performed this service on Belava Salon Furniture and the Footnanny Lined Basin. Soak feet in Footnanny soaking salts.

2. Perform pedicure.

3. Provide Footnanny Detox Treatment with Footnanny Foot Cream massage, reflexology, and leg wraps.

4. Polish toes.

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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.

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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.


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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms


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.

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