Slightly abrasive products containing softening agents or oils to penetrate dry, flaky skin and calluses that need to be smoothed during a pedicure
usually have a base of lanolin, petroleum, or beeswax designed to prevent or correct brittle nails and dry cuticles
implement used to loosen and push back the cuticle around the fingernails or toenails; shaped to conform to the shape of the nails
solution of alkali, glycerin, and water used to soften and remove dead cuticle from around the nail
diamond nail file
metal implement with diamond dust embedded in the metal, files the free edge of the toenails and in some cases thins them
disposable manicuring instrument with rough cutting ridges, used for shaping the nails with the coarse side and smoothing them with the finer side
foot files or paddles
Large abrasive files used to smooth, remove dry flaky skin and reduce thicker areas of calluses.
foot lotion, oil, or cream
Products used to condition and moisturize feet: also used for performing a foot massage.
Products containing gentle soaps, moisturizers, and so on, used in a pedicure bath to cleanse and soften skin.
nail hardeners that utilize keratin fibers to streghten the nail and contain no more than 5 percent formaldehyde
manicure in which the free edge of the nail is polished, tipped, or sclupted in an opaque colo while the nail plate is is polished or left a more translucent color
Frim pressure applied to bottom of foot using thumb compression to work from side to side and toward the heel.
creams made up of emollients and humectants, recommended for dry, chapped or irritated skin
similar in composition to hand creams but with a thinner consistency due to higher oil content
Loosen & Disolves Dead Tissue
cuticale remover that typically contain sodium or potassium hydroxide are used to
Usually composed of mineral clays, moisturizing agents, skin softeners, aromatherapy oils and beneficial extracts.
implement used to clean under and around fingernails, remove dust and debris, with warm water and soap
made of leather or chamois used with polishing powder or paste to polish the nails to a high luster
type of nail polish remover recommended when removing polish from wrap type of nail enhancements
nylon fiber hardeners
are a combination of clear polish and nylon fibers applied first vertically then horizontally on the nail plate
made from wood of the orange tree used to loosen the cuticle around the base of the nail or to clean under the free edge
Used to stimlate circulation , reduce inflammation and provide circulation to the affected joints.
Standard service performed by cosmetologists, includes care and massage of feet( trimming, shaping, and polishing toenails)
Disposable paper or foam slippers are needed for those clients who have not worn open-toed shoes.
nail hardeners that are a combination of clear polish and a protein such as collagen
Sanitize & Disinfect
prior to reusing any bruch or applicator, that comes in contact with clients nails or skin, must be properly
products that can not harbor the growth of pathogen have brushes that are considered to be
Foam rubber toe separators or cotton are used to keep toes apart while polishing the nails.
top coat or sealer
liquid, colorless nail enamel applied over polish to protect the polish, prevent chipping, and impart a high gloss