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What unique services do you provide for your pedicure clients?


Readers respond: What unique services do you provide for your pedicure clients?


I have a massaging chair pad with a remote control so that my clients can adjust the massage in any way they want. I also offer reflexology, aromatherapy, and paraffin wax treatments. In addition, when I remove the foot mask from the spa pedicure, I use moist, hot towels.

Katherine Freeman-Fahrig

Applause Nail Salon (St.Louis, Mo.)

To give my clients the ultimate pedicure, I lead them to a cozy loveseat where there is a pedicure bath waiting for them. I dim the room lights, leaving only a lamp down by their feet and light candles. I also turn on soothing ocean waves or a rainfall CD. In addition to the standard procedure of a pedicure, I thoroughly massage each leg and foot, and wrap each foot in a towel and place it in a warming bootie. When I am finished, I allow extra time for my clients to just relax so they don’t feel like they are being hurried out.

Della Accardo

The Nail Palace (Clovis, Calif.)

My clients get to sit in a wonderful massage chair with eight different massage programs and five different intensity levels. We provide an awesome aromatherapy/spa pedicure, but the chair seems to do the trick. When they are done, they often ask if they can sit in the chair a little longer.

Natascha Mapp

Crazy Nails (Wiesbaden, Germany)

We offer mini-pedicures that are a shortened version of the regular pedicure. This service came out of a need for taking care of larger groups such as wedding parties. We soak the feet, clip and file the toenails, and provide cuticle care as well as polish. However, we eliminate the callus smoothing and massage steps. We also offer paraffin treatments with our pedicures. And we try to do whatever we can to help the client relax. We even keep a bottle of wine in the refrigerator for those who would like a glass.

Carol Perdue

Details Nail Salon (Bloomington, Ill.)

I like to escort the client to a comfy wicker seat in our pedi-station, offer her chilled water with a slice of lemon, and place a heated aromatherapy neck roll behind her head. If appropriate, I give a great massage from the knees down concentrating on any areas the client seems to enjoy and I finish by pulling her toes one at a time. After drying, I offer toe rings and ankle bracelets as well as the products I’ve used for retail.

Karen Hodges

The Nail Salon (Key West, Fla.)

I provide my clients with cappuccino, tea, or soda in pretty china cups and saucers to sip while they soak. I also give them headphones, which play meditation/relaxation music. I take 60 to 90 minutes and I detail the toenails, exfoliate and massage from the knee down, and work on the calluses vigorously.

Lea Palmer

Mille Lewis Salon (Greenville, S.C.)


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