As I get older and I reflect on what I have done with my life, I look around and realize how much I am like my Dad.  I am very proud of that, and I also understand….what he meant’

Over the past few years, as my Dad grows older, he reflects on his life.  He left school in 6th grade to help support his family of 7.  His Mom and Dad needed help. Eventually, after marrying my Mom serving time in the Military and working in Factory jobs…..he then has his own family of 7.  At some point, he started his own Business of TV repair.  a Business I remember him having through my entire life growing up.

He’s told me on more than one occasion, he wishes he could have provided more for us.  Mind you, we never wanted for anything.  We had clothes on our back, food on the table, a fun loving family and those of us who wanted to joined community sports, were never denied.

He’s always said “If I wasn’t so gosh darn honest”, we would probably all be jet setting around the world with the best of everything.

I’m always heart broken when he says this, because I know that jet setting around the world could never replace the love and support as a family.  But, as I said….I get what he mean’t.

I look around me and see so much dishonesty, so much “competition” to be better and greater.  I just don’t work that way.  I won’t play the game to advance my own agenda.  If I end up feeling like my Dad in my older years……i’m okay with that.

As a Distributor, I choose to represent the brands I represent because I believe in them.  I know they work.  I promote my brands through Education because it is more important and more rewarding to me to help my clients grow.  The sales I obtain from that Education is the bonus.

That is why I get so discouraged when i’m witness to claims being made, or products being marketed with false intent.  Hence my article today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOOT FILES

I have recently heard and seen claims about Foot Files that just aren’t true.  This is no joke.  What we as Technicians are doing to our clients skin, using improper tools…is short of criminal.  Yes, I said criminal.  When we are intentionally or unintentionally causing micro lesions on our clients skin, making them suseptible to infection…..is just not right.

If you want to be in this Beauty game JUST to make money…..this article is not for you.  But, if you are truly interested in how to better care for your clients, teach them about the proper way to care for their feet and the skin on them….then keep reading.

There are many types of files on the market.  We have Stainless Steel, Cheese Grater, Sandpaper, Glass just to name a few.

We also have many ways these files are produced…..Chemically etching and Forging.

Then we have grit shapes and sizes.  We also have different types of Metals used.  We have wood and we have rubber and plastic.

What is important to know about whatever file you choose is;

  1. Will it shred the skin (and why)
  2. Will it clean properly to the highest degree
  3. Are there mixed metals which could cause irritation
  4. Will the material harbor bacteria
  5. and more!

There is so much information to share which, we NEED to be aware of

Stay tuned for next weeks article and I will share with you the specifics of what I’ve learned on many of the Foot Files available to us.  Detailed information the Mfg’s won’t share because all they want, is to sell their files.

In the meantime, if you have a question about files you want answered, send it over to me.  I’ll be more then happy to include it in my article.

CJ Murray, Centre for Beauty Salon Supply