Manicures and Pedicures

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Deluxe upgrade
    2. Shaping the toenails to the same length
    3. Natural nail prep
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Streak free application
    2. Thin application
    3. Not rushing
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How well I did the deluxe upgrade
    2. That doing your toenails are almost exactly like doing your finger nails
    3. That we learn a dry pedicure over a wet pedicure
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The order of how I do the nails
    2. What to do when a blood spill happens
    3. Managing hard And tough skin around the feet area when doing deluxe upgrade
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Relax and take your time it’s easier than you think 🙂

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      Awesome work Ava 🙂

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The preparation steps
    2. Learning the reasons for not doing wet ones
    3. Research on podiatrists
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Definitely thinner applications, especially on tiny toes
    2. Working on how i work and hold the feet and toes.
    3. The traditional colour applications
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Always cut or shape into square
    2. Don’t cut any callouses, look out for verccuas
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To give a more relaxing experience
    2. To always use a square shape, otherwise more chance of ingrown nail.
    3. Cuticles on the toes are sensitive!
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    You want to be able to give them a pleasant experience. Take the time to think about deluxe upgrades

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      “1. To give a more relaxing experience” – love this 🙂

  3. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Partially getting over my phobia of other peoples feet lol

    2. Deluxe upgrade

    3. Cuticle work on feet

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Actually getting over my phobia of others feet!

    2. Massage of the foot

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    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Feet aren’t all that bad once gloves are on

    2. Not all feet smell lol

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    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To wear gloves!

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    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Practice practice practice

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      Haha partial is still progress, well done!

  4. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Sitting so both my client and myself felt comfortable.

    2. Not getting polish on the skin.

    3. Getting an even streak-free coat with polish.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Filing to the same length on all toes.

    2. Cleaning away all debris around the cuticle

    3. Positioning the toe in a good position to work on.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How much the toes want to do their own thing.

    2. How quick the application is.

    3. How truly transformed the feet look with gorgeous newly manicured nails.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To throw away the toe separators afterwards.

    2. Hygiene is so important, feet are dirty places.

    3. Remember to change the leg regularly as it hyperextends.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Not to be afraid to work with feet as the outcome is truly amazing.

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      Imagine someone telling you years ago that your future career would require you to learn ‘toe positioning’ hahaha

  5. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail prep – really taking the time to remove excess cuticles, and not rushing to risk damaging the skin around the nail plate.

    2. Using scrub to exfoliate and remove dead skin – this particular step i think i love the most as after the Dadi Scrub both the clients feet, and my hands felt so soft and healthy! And the client loved this step too, a bit more of a vigorous massage, but in a satisfying way

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    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Filing the free edge of the smaller toe nails – it can be awkward and i want to make sure i am holding the client’s foot comfortably, but also avoiding the skin with the file, but removing any excess length at the same time

    2. Feeling confident with the massage – the more i am confident and therefore take my time, the more the client will enjoy

    3. Capping the free edge without getting gel on the skin – can be pretty tricky on those small toe nails!

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I thought i would get more satisfaction out of doing the service than i did (have to be honest, dont really enjoy doing pedicures 😀 )

    2. Applying gel polish to the smaller nails is quite tricky – getting the right amount of product on the brush is super important. too much = runs into cuticles, but too little and you might get an uneven coverage

    3. Pedicures can be more tricky and take longer to do (in terms of prep) and it is very important to set prices accordingly

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Client comfortability is really important, though its important to look after your own comfort too! Need to be careful you arent bending over the clients foot too much

    2. Its very very important to do your absolute best to not damage the skin of the feet in any way – and this is why we dont do wet pedicures

    3. Positioning of the feet can be very helpful to stop the gel running into and flooding the cuticles

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Some people may enjoy giving pedicures and some may not, but clients loooove it. Its important to learn about even if you dont think you will offer it as a service, because its likely one day you might.

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      I love the transformation of a pedicure – like, if I take my time and get the shape and cuticles and everything perfect, it’s a dramatic change and people really notice 😀

  6. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.Deluxe upgrade . I feel i have got the massage etc under control..no one complained lol apparently it was very relaxing

    2.Removing gel polish! So much easier than I thought

    3.Nail prep .. got this

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Always working on smile lines..

    2.Application think I’m doing really well but there’s always room for improvement

    3.Capping on those very short nails

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That I actually touched another humans feet!!! :))

    2.How easy gel polish was to get off

    3.I was surprised that if you made a mistake with gel polish you can take it off with a brush as long as its not cured

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Thin coats .. You can never go too thin

    2.The order of scrub , mask, then massage

    3.The reasons for not doing wet pedicures..I wont be offering this

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Back yourself you should be getting a bit of confidence by now. Believe in yourself. Im 47 and finally doing something for me.. Its never too late

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      That advice is SO GOOD, I love it!!! And so happy for you <3

  7. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Not flooding the nail

    2. Thin even coats

    3. massage

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. positioning myself so i dont hurt my back or neck ( need to invest in proper set up if im going to offer this service)

    2. making sure foot doesnt lean back to much as polish will run if put on to thickly

    3. slow down my deluxe treatments

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how much i dont hate feet, even though i think they are weird i dont dislike touching others feet

    2. how much i enjoy massaging someone

    3. that everyone i have practiced on, felt like i had done it for ages and was very happy with my massage technique 🙂

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. thin thin coats

    2. scrub, mask, massage and slow it down

    3. lots and lots of towels needed

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. really take the time to enjoy your learning as its all new experiences and you learn things that you can use on yourself even if you dont offer the service to others.

    It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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      I honestly forget they’re even supposed to be gross, I’m so desensitised to feet now!

  8. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Wearing gloves don’t make much difference when massaging feet if you have proper portion of lotion.

    2. Infections are 9 times more common in feet than hands

    3. Cut toenails straight across, can gently file the corners if need to.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Struggling to submit my portfolios

    2. Keep separate sets of brushes for hands and feet

    3. Need to get a stool for pedicures

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Wet services are not hygienic

    2. When using warm towel to clean the feet, make sure you do it in a way as you are giving a little massage. So the clients don’t feel awkward.

    3. Removing the callouses is seen as a further attack and the hard skin will come straight back .

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Never cut the callouses on the feet, You can smooth rough skin and can use skin softeners during pedicure services.

    2. Never cut the callouses on feet. Only doctors, surgeons and podiatrists can cut the living tissue,

    3. Cuticles on toe nails are a lot more sensitive and prone to infections than fingernails.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    Need to be little extra careful when doing pedicures

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      Well done 🙂

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. really enjoyed the pamper side

    2. Super detailed with prep and cuticles

    3. getting a even layer of colour

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I find the angle of painting so different from hands !

    2. making sure stay nice and straight near the cuticle

    3. doing more practice!!!! not so many volunteers for a pedi

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how you soon forget that its feet and you just get into it and want the client to feel a million bucks same way as you do with a mani

    2. how conscious people are of their feet!

    3. how harder if I found it painting toes than hands

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. client won’t really notice of mind gloves

    2. to make sure I have a great set up as its hard on your back

    3. most clients are happy with a dry pedi

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. be super super careful, I know from experience that it is so easy to cut someones nails a little too short or file incorrectly and leave them with long term issues!

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      Interesting that fewer people wanted a Pedi! Here it’s 50% of my work, I love how every area is so different 🙂

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The shaping of the toenails, ensuring they are all square to prevent ingrown toenails.
    2. The deluxe upgrade
    3. Prep of the natural toenail.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Sitting/working at the right angle whilst doing a pedicure.
    2. Working carefully on the cuticles
    3. Application on the toenails, as there is a lot less surface to work on than finger nails.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That toenails are more prone to infection than fingernails.
    2. How well I handled working through this module, feet freak me out!
    3. How many people enjoy pedicures!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Filing toenails square shape
    2. Why not to do wet pedicures!
    3. To always wear gloves whilst working with feet.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Working on feet isn’t as bad as you think it will be if you have a foot phobia like me! You see you have a job to do and just do it! 😊

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      Totally agree, they stop being feet and just become part of the job!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The Deluxe Upgrade

    2. Filing the nail short and square without hurting the client

    3. Prepping the nail plate. I still find this hard and fiddly

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Even coverage on the big toe

    2. Not getting my scrub everywhere

    3. Not flooding the pinky toe

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How gross wet pedis are

    2. That people don’t count athletes foot as an infection

    3. That I actually like doing pedicures – I thought I would hate it

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Clean the feet first. Peoples feet are so dirty!

    2. People love the pamper of a pedicure

    3. NEVER DO A WET PEDI

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Pedicures are not as basic as you think. There is a lot of hygiene info

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      Haha I love when Caps Lock makes an appearance 😀

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Blood spill drill
    2. Prepping feet
    3. Being able to actually work on someone else’s feet. I was hella scared but it wasn’t too bad.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting comfortable with pedicures
    2. Setting up an ergonomic pedicure station

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That it’s not recommended to do a wet pedicure
    2. You need to be careful with how you shape toe nails

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Deluxe upgrade
    2. Best practice for managing callouses
    3. Blood spill drill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Pay close attention to how you’re set up for offering a pedicure.

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    Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.natural nail prep

    2.gel application

    3.nail filing /shaping

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.
    Awkwardness in doing pedis
    2.
    Super thin coats so it doesn’t run backwards
    3.
    Comfortability in doing them
    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.how grossed out I am by feet haha

    2.that you can’t round off nails

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.blood spill drill

    2.sanitising cleansing etc

    3.natural nail prep

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Give it a go it isn’t thaaaat bad 😆
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      You’ll get used to them 🙂

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. My online lesson

    2. The deluxe steps

    3. Gel Polish application

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nail prep/cuticles

    2. Traditional Polish application

    3. To remember to add toe separators

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Your set up needs to stay tidy

    2. The way you sit during the service

    3.that gel polish will run down to the cuticle

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Blood spill drip

    2. Nail prep

    3. Sanitising the feet

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Practice is key

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      I always forget toe separators until I start painting 🙂

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail prep steps
    2. Making my own mask
    3. Always paying attention to signs of infection
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Working with gloves on. In general I find it uncomfortable and slightly annoying
    2. Touching peoples feet – especially when it is a stranger
    3. Shortening toe nails
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Corns and Verucca and the difference between them
    2. Manicures and pedicures are very similar
    3. How easy it was for me to decide not to do wet pedicures
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Wet pedicures are not recommended
    2. Never cut cuticles/eponychium or callouses
    3. Importance of proper sanitisation and disinfection
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keeping notes or flash cards close to your work station is very helpful especially when starting out new and with a client or model.

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      I personally never use gloves, just take extra precautions – they drive me nuts haha

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding the risks involved

    2. Application

    3. Deluxe upgrade

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to create a proper set up in my space

    2. I need to work on my posture & get the right supports

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    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Wet pedicure practices

    2. Callous practices

    3. How uncomfortable they are to do

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Hygiene

    2. The Podiatrist section was very interesting for me and I return to that information regularly

    3. Blood spill drill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Give it a go even if it’s yuck for you

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      I also am still working on my posture hahaha

  17. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. The blood spill drill
    2. The steps to a deluxe Pedi
    3. Natural nail prep

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Back posture when completing a Pedicure on my lap
    2. Feeling confident when explaining why I wont be offering a ‘spa pedicure’ as I prefer not to.
    3. Slowing down on my massage

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How important it is to have everything thing you need in front of you before setting up.
    2. Wet Pedicure services.
    3. How difficult it is to file the toes when you first do a Pedicure

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That I am NOT a Podiatrist
    2. The natural nail prep steps.
    3. To wear gloves. I prefer to not have my bare hands on feet until I have to complete the massage and after steps.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Don’t hold back. Whether you want to offer the service or not, you won’t know until you have tried it out 🙂

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      Awesome work! Some people do the massage with gloves too 🙂

  18. 3 Things you’ve nailed:
    – The deluxe side of things
    – Natural nail prep
    – Making my own masks
    3 Things to work on:
    – Posture when working on my lap
    – filing toe nails
    – taking time with my massage
    3 Things that suprised you:
    – the hygiene of wet pedicures
    – That toe nails can’t be rounded
    – How much I dont like feet lol
    3 Things you won’t forget:
    – To wear gloves
    – To not round toe nails
    – to keep a continous motion when doing a massage
    Advice:
    Give everything a go!

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      HAHA I’m so used to feet now I don’t even think about them haha

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.wet pedicures are typically pretty bad for feet

    2.I think I got my massage and scrubs down pretty well

    3.if something looks off, send them to their gp / podiatrist!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.ergonomics- my neck was killing me after the pedicure class

    2.maneuvering stiff toes

    3. Application on teeny tiny nails

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.how hard it is to maneuver other people’s toes!

    2.what podiatrists really think about wet pedicures

    3.how hard it is to file toes when there are toes in the way!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. My comfort is super important; if I’m going to offer pedicures then I have to get my set up right

    2.hygiene (hard not to think about it with feet)

    3.pushing toe cuticles is so satisfying because people don’t tend to do that themselves so there’s a decent amount there to push (but don’t cut them! Ew especially not in a wet pedicure)

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Grab a friend who you know has nice feet to eliminate the “gross feet” fear and then have fun with the lesson!
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    1. Awesome advice Caroline, especially if you are feeling nervous for Pedicures, finding a good friend that can second as a good foot model will surely make the experience a lot more relaxed!

  20. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Shaping the toenail to the same length make sure all nails are square not a round not a round
    2. The deluxe upgrade
    3. Cuticle work on feet

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Thin application and do not touch the skin
    2. Always wear the gloves because infection are more common in feet than hands
    3. Comfortable sitting for client and you.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Don’t round up toe nail but just only round up sharp corner
    2. Dry pedicure more hygienic then wet pedicure
    3. Callous Practices

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Manicure and pedicure services are same
    2. Don’t damage the skin of feet
    3. Blood Spill Drill

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video carefully and make a note. Every client feet are not same but do your best you can

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