Feet First

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Hot Trend #6: Escapist Pedicure

“Pedicures that help clients feel far away in a relaxing, memorable place highlight the summer 2012 pedicure experience,” says Cuccio’s Freund. “Gone are the days of plain-colored water for the footbath—turn that water into a moisturizing, deodorizing and unforgettable soak with tiny champagne bubbles!”

How to bring it: “Create unique protocols that remind clients of summer and that are only available in the summer months,” says SpaRitual’s Thomas. “Don’t be scared to blend different scents like geranium and jasmine. And make sure you carry the same products for retail that you use in the service so you do not miss an opportunity for additional revenue. Remember: Consumers love inexpensive luxuries that remind them of a relaxing vacation and allow them to recreate the spa experience at home.”

“Clients will remember the ‘extras’ that your spa offers,” explains Angela Eriksen-Stanley, director of education for Phytocéane USA. “A leg mask with mint and seaweed extracts helps to cool tissues, soothe aches and vasoconstrict the circulation for an improvement in the appearance and feeling of spider and varicose veins. A mud detox wrap for feet will leave a client’s body feeling remineralized and relaxed.”

Suggested products: Tuscan Citrus & Herb Aqua Leaves with Pedicure Fizz Tablet, Papaya and Guava Sea Salt Exfoliant and 24-Hour Hydrating Butter Blend from Cuccio Naturalé; Culluli-Active Self-Heating Mud Mask and Cooling Beauty Gel Pro-Activ from Phytocéane

“We see nails a little bit longer and pointier; however, it looks great when you paint the moon. It’s a very edgy, fresh new look. My recommendation is still the squoval, which is square with rounded corners.”
—Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI

Pedicure Principals

These manufacturers carry items addressing a range of options for pro pedi protocols.

American International Industries (ProLinc, Checi, China Glaze, Gena) 800.635.8966
Art of Beauty (Qtica and Zoya) 800.659.6909
Biotone 800.445.6457
CND 877.CND.NAIL, cnd.com
Cuccio (All Seasons Nails, Cina, Cuccio Naturalé, Star Nail) 800.762.6245
Duri 800.724.2216,
Essie 800.232.1155
Guinot 800.523.1030
Keyano Aromatics 800.800.0313
Miss Professional Nail 310.538.5975
OPI 800.341.9999
Orly 800.275.1111
Phytocéane USA 800.227.8051
Sanítas Skincare 888.855.8425
SpaRitual 877.SPA.RITUAL
Universal Companies 800.558.5571

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