Nothing beats a good pedicure, and giving a great pedicure is one of the fastest ways you can build a great reputation and your business…if you do it right! Here are some pointers to keep in mind as you develop your own technique to offer your clients top notch foot joy!
Be thorough. Always clean the feet well and remove all dead skin by sloughing and exfoliating. Clean around and under the nails as well, and ensure that dry cuticles are nipped and moisturized. Take your time to guarantee that the feet will be silky and smooth for days to come.
Use good products. Whether you decide to use a store bought professional line or concoct your own homemade creations, using good products on your clients will make a huge difference in the quality of your pedicures. Use products that have ingredients that are good for the nails and skin, have beneficial qualities that go beyond just the service and smell amazing to add that touch of aromatherapy to your service.
Give a stellar foot and leg massage. This should be a no brainer, but I am surprised at how many pedicurists skimp on the massage! This is where you earn your stripes and set yourself apart from your competition. Massage well and massage long. Slow your service down here and make this part of your service really count. Targeted stimulation of the feet eases tension all over the body, especially in the legs and lower back. Make your clients leave your salon feeling great every time! The extra investment of time you put in massaging will always keep your clients coming back for more.
Apply lacquer well. I know nail techs who have been doing nails for years and they still mess up on the polish, but part of giving a great pedicure is making sure that your client’s toes are twinkling at the end of the service. Apply polish evenly and thoroughly to get that clean look. Also, use a clean-up brush or an orangewood stick to clean polish off the cuticles or around the nails. Lastly, always use a good base coat to prevent premature chipping, and a good high gloss top coat to give your pedicure that professional, finished look.
Make your pedicure an experience. Giving a great pedicure many times is more than just the technical aspects. Creating an atmosphere of relaxation while incorporating sense stimulating elements is just as important. Use aromatherapy, massaging chairs, whirlpool bowls, sound cancelling headphones and even food or libations to make your pedicure an experience your clients won’t soon forget.
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Tiffani Douglas is an author, speaker, beauty-marketing consultant and licensed nail technician with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tiffani worked her way through college as a manicurist to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, with a concentration in strategic marketing. After college, she went on to work in corporate America as a marketing and media maven, but ever passionate about the beauty industry, she founded her own mobile spa.
During that time she also began consulting other beauty professionals in the areas of marketing and branding, which sparked an idea to write two e-books, Social Media Marketing: A Guide for Beauty Professionals and Are You a True Beauty Professional– 7 Practical Steps to Being More Professional, Upgrading Your Business and Increasing Your Revenue. She recently released her first published book, Straight Outta Beauty School - 10 Things You Need to Know and Do After You Graduate.
Tiffani resides in Dallas, Texas where she continues to inspire beauty pros young and old by offering them the tools they need to grow personally and professionally.
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