Pedicure and Foot Service
Pedicure and Foot Service - Short Knowledge
Pedicure is not only about painting the toenails but also taking care of the feet. We should
have our pedicure done by a specialist every 5-6 weeks, or once a month if we have any
type of technical products on our toenails. What can happen if we don’t take care of our feet
for a long period?
Leaving our toenails to grow too long can lead to onycholysis. Onycholysis is the
detachment of the nail plate from the nail bed that occurs for several reasons, including
leaving our toenails too long, especially at that time of the year when we are wearing shoes
every day. Very often this can lead to many other infections like onychomycosis.
It is important to evaluate carefully our clients nail plate before we start to work
because there can be signs present that indicates serious disease. Recognizing the specific
signs of each condition is very important in understanding and diagnosing nail dystrophies.
The disease can be caused by infectious agents that can be bacteria, viruses, parasites, and
fungus. Any such disease can be transmitted by a simple touch; therefore hygiene,
protection, and sterilization are mandatory. Also is very important to complete a client record
card, where we should write down every smallest detail, we see on the client’s toenails or skin,
that we think is not normal. The client record card should have the name of the client,
date, age if the client has diabetes or not, or dermatological problems. Write down the
service you offered, but most important your recommendations. In the end, make sure that
the client understood and signed it. This way you can also see the progress.
When informing the clients about any diseases she or he might have, is very important to
explain what can happen if they don’t follow your recommendations. We should explain
calmly that this can happen to anyone, but if you’re not sure about what they might have, the
best thing to do is to send them to the doctor.
To have a beautiful pedicure done, we should have:
- Correct toenail shape (never do round shape or leave long nails on toes)
- Ideal cuticle
- Clean side folds
- Colour perfectly applied especially near the cuticle area
The most practiced pedicure these days is the Dry pedicure for which we are using nail
drills and bits, and fruit peelings to remove hard skin. It is very important to use quality
products and to learn from a specialist. Unfortunately, these treatments cannot be made for
pregnant ladies, but for them the best thing to do is the spa pedicure for total relaxation,
using Crystal Spa collection from Crystal Nails.
For toenails is also very important to use high-quality and flexible products only. For
this, the Compact base and Crystalac range from Crystal nails are the best. It has very good
adhesion, is flexible products, so it molds after the natural nail, and the chances for
breaking or damaging the nails are low.
Besides the fact that our salon must always be clean and with sterile utensils, it is also
important to have a calming environment so that customers can relax completely. Many
clients come to disconnect from the daily rush and stress or simply to pamper themselves.
For the technician is important also to use gloves, face coverings, paper towels only, and
medical disposable caps in order to stay healthy.
Timi Darabant, Crystal Nails Educator