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The Diabetic Discussion

All clients need personal attention, but our diabetic pedicure clients need an extra dose of TLC. Learn how to alter pedicure services to accommodate diabetic clients, and you’ll not only be offering them an hour of relaxation, you’ll also be protecting their health.

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Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.

Caring for the Elderly

Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.

Angel's Hands

Angel’s Hands was designed to steady and separate the fingers of clients who have debilitating diseases.

Lifestyle Trends Affect the Health of Our Feet

Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.

Runner’s Sport Pedicure: A Step-by-Step Look

Salons across the country have added sports pedicures to their menus. As more and more clients make fitness a priority, salons are developing services that cater to their clients’ active lifestyles.

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

The Whole Nine Months

Your client’s body will go through lots of changes during pregnancy and so will her needs. Be prepared to accommodate and educate your client on ways you’ll tailor her salon experience during her nine months of changes.

Big Clients, Small Changes: How to Seat Plus-Size Clients Comfortably

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your plus-size clients feel at home. All that’s required is a little awareness and sensitivity — and perhaps some minor modifications to your manicure and pedicure set-ups.

Handle Diabetic Clients With Care

We all learn early in our nail education to use caution when it comes to diabetic clients, since diabetes affects both the circulation and the nerves in the extremities — especially the feet.

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