There are many conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in questioning what we as Salon owners and/or Technicians can do to “up our game” in the Pedicure room.

For many of us, it is more about the fluff and buff, the pampering and the Louis Vitton Nail Polish. However, be gentle about these subjects because it IS possible to still offer all of the above, yet go beyond and offer overall client care.

The question becomes “how do we do this?”, The answer is simple. Follow the McDonalds mantra “added value”.

Hairstylists instruct their clients how to maintain the health of their hair between visits. Estheticians offer at home care solutions after performing a facial service. Even Massage Therapist offer at home stretches and maneuvers you can do to keep flexible.

The Pedicure chair should be no different. In fact, it is even more important for us to “teach” our clients about the importance of taking care of their feet.

My suggestion to begin “upping your game” is to offer “added value”. Offer a take home card to help your client understand the importance of taking care of the skin on their feet between Salon visits.

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR DIABETICS
Look at your feet every day
Wash your feet, in their entirety, every day
Dry your feet throughly, especially between the toes
Apply hydration to the feet daily
Don’t clip or file your toenails. Leave this to the professional.
Don’t use heating devices on the feet
NEVER walk barefoot
Wear seamless socks made of cotton
Wear properly fitting shoes
Seek medical attention upon any indication of foot or nail changes
FINALLY; Ask yourself this: Is the service I add, the products I purchase, the name brand I carry going to make me more money? If not, re-evaluate your choices before moving forward.

THE SKIN ON OUR FEET, JUST LIKE THE REST OF OUR BODIES IS THERE TO PROTECT US. TREAT IT KINDLY. KEEP IT HYDRATED, MOIST, LUBRICATED AND INJURY FREE TO HELP