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My First Nail Blog on SalonSpaSource

When I started writing industry articles over 2 years ago, I was told the first article is always the easiest; it’s the articles that follow…over and over again which tend to be more difficult.  As I begin my “first” blog to a new audience, I realize how true this is.  You know nothing about me.  Therefore, this is where I begin.

My name is CJ.  I am a licensed nail technician (23 years), Certified Master Pedicurist (3 years), and Certified in Podology (2 years).

My beauty business background ,consist of owning a full service salon for 21 years, Director of education for Elegant Glass nails for 14 years, Owner of Centre for Beauty distributor of Footlogix foot care products and Medilogix products, 3 years to present.  And, Director of Sales, USA Footlogix, 3 years to present.

I write the monthly NAILS RULE article for Cosmoprof as well as a monthly newsletter for Footlogix and now, this blog.

My hope with this blog is to help YOU and me.  I hope to share information with you to grow your business and to receive LOT’S of participation for me and all our readers to learn and grow as well.  So please, don’t be shy.  Write, respond, comment, critic and let me know how you really feel.

  • Let’s start with feet….do you realize, they carry us around for a lifetime?  We walk the circumference of the earth 4X in our lifetime?  That’s 115,000 miles.  WOW!

So tell me…..what products and services do YOU offer to take care of your clients feet?

For me, it’s FOOTLOGIX.  Tune in, I’ll tell you more later.

6 Signs of a Hygienic Pedicure Salon

A pedicure is a fantastic extravagance for tired feet. At the wrong pedicure salon, on the other hand, you could come away with nail fungus, ringworm or even a serious leg infection. To stay away from turning your extravagance into a nightmare, be awake of some safety guidelines when choosing a pedicure salon. Read on to find out when to relax and when to run.

Sign 1: Wear Protection

Wear a mask to keep away from inhaling detrimental chemicals if you get acrylics. The pedicure specialist should be wearing one, too.

Sign 2: Jet baths are a bad thing

Keep away from spa chairs with jet baths. Salons should change the water filters after every use, but unfortunately that hardly ever happens. And due to this used water gets circulated through the system again and again. Therefore, look for ceramic or stainless steel basins without a spa chair or ask the salon to change the water filter in front of you before you soak.

Sign 3: Check out the pedicure tools

If possible, carry your own tools (e.g. file, buffer, toe separator) to be 100% safe. Or, ensure disposable items come fresh out of a sealed package every time.

Sign 4: Sterilize

Pedicure tools sterilized in a UV light sanitizer must be laid flat and exposed to the light for 25 minutes. Check to see if the machine has a timer or is being monitored.

Sign 5: And sterilize again

Find salons that use an autoclave, which is a pressurized sterilizing system the one you see in the dentist’s office.

Sign 6: When all else fails

Trust your instincts. If anything appears off, talk to salon or walk out the door.

Must Have Nail Salon Equipments

Many women go to nail salons no less than once a month for pedicures, manicures, and other services. Actually, all women go to nail salons to look good.

Nail salons are beauty care facilities that offer nail care such as pedicures, manicures, and nail enhancements. Typically, nail salons offer services for skin care. According to the popular Nails Magazine, there are approximately 38,000 nail salon facilities in the United States only. Apart from this, the people who do this type of services are known as nail technicians.

A pedicurist, nail technician, and manicurist offer varieties of services such as nail shaping and cleaning in order to make a more attractive nail, pushing and softening cuticles and applying nail polish on them. There are also great selections of nail salon equipments, few of them are: nail dryers, pedicure and manicure accessories, manicure tables, foot bath, and pedicure stools, body and spa equipments etc.

Equipments that are used in nail salons differ from salons that only offer hair styling services. The necessary materials are a bit expensive, depending on the brands and things that owners need.

The essential equipments that are required in starting a nail salon business are listed below:

Manicure Table: This is the most common equipment that almost if not all nail salons use. It’s like a desk that lets the nail technicians to work on a steady and ample surface. Usually, manicure tables have storage drawers, swivel casters and a hand rest.

High end manicure tables have extra features including built-in electrical sockets, polish racks, and vents. Typical manicure tables are made out of wood laminate for easy cleaning and durability. Such typical manicure table’s price ranges from US$ 100 to US$ 1000. Prices of course depend on the offered features as well as the materials used.

Nail Dryer: It is normally used to dry nails and they are normally placed on top of the manicure table to allow customers to dry their nails.

Padded Chair: This equipment is necessary for pedicure spas, where customers sit and relax whilst the nail technicians do their work. The majority of padded chairs also offer rolling back massages. It is attached to a foot spa, where customers can soak their feet before they have their nail treatment. Foot spas offer full feet and lower legs massages. Such typical padded chairs are easily available and it will cost around US$ 3000 to US$ 4000.

Technicians Stool: This is a little stool that gives nail technicians to get a better angle facing the customers while doing nail treatments.

Hot Towel Warmer: This equipment pampers the customers and makes them dry because of this warm towel. Generally, it is used for body and facial services. In terms of dimensions, it has a 13 inches width, inches depth, and 10 inches height.

Beauty Equipment Set: This beauty equipment set includes a shaver, nail polisher, trimmer, mirror, eyelash curler, and lighted tweezers. This equipment also includes a color box and has a size of 22 X 13.1 X 6.9 centimeters.