Perform basic pedicure.
Performance should include
- examining the client's skin and feet for abrasions, disorders, and diseases
- suggesting medical treatment, if necessary
- arranging required equipment, implements, and materials
- placing client's feet on clean paper towel on footrest
- filling footbath with warm water to cover ankles
- adding antiseptic or antibacterial soap to footbath and placing both feet in bath for 3-5 minutes
- removing feet from footbath, rinsing feet, and wiping them dry
- removing polish, if necessary
- filing toenails straight across and even with the ends of the toes with emery board; taking care to avoid filing into corners of the nails
- using a cotton-tipped orangewood stick, apply cuticle solvent to cuticle and under free edge of each toenail
- massaging each toe with cuticle cream or oil
- scrubbing feet in warm, soapy water; rinsing, and drying thoroughly
- applying lotion or cream over the foot to just above the ankle
- massaging both feet, using massage techniques
- removing traces of lotion from the nails
- applying base coat, polish, and top coat on each toenail
- sanitizing and disinfecting implements and footbath.
- What is the importance of analyzing client's feet before giving a pedicure?
- What is the danger of massaging the shin area?
- What are the differences between a basic pedicure and a specialty service pedicure?
- What is the purpose of massaging the feet?
- What safety precautions should be used when performing a pedicure?