Why a Dry Pedicure?

Waterless Pedicures: they’re not traditional but they’re better in every way… trust me!

Welcome to “The Horrors of Water Pedicures” Just kidding, today’s post will tell you what a WATERLESS PEDICURE is, and why we recommend it.  There’s a number of reasons we do things differently here at Social Beauty @ladylairbyavm .So you’ve probably never heard of a waterless Pedicure..  Don’t bow your head in shame and close the page because you feel hopelessly lost… I have ALL of the information you need, and promise that the majority of people reading this are in the same boat as you.  

Let’s get down to it… The pros of waterless pedicures:

  • The most sanitary way to receive a pedicure (yay to no cooties!)

  • No cross contamination from other clients

  • No wasting water by filling the tub and refilling for cleaning purposes (better for our planet!)

  • Your feet aren’t coming into contact with the harsh chemicals needed to sanitize tubs

  • Your polish should stay on longer when your nails aren’t drenched in water

  • Less likelihood for minor cuts, over pushing of the cuticles, etc. because the feet haven’t absorbed a ton of water and therefore become extra pliable and sensitive (which means less chance of discomfort but also less chance of open wounds leading to skin infection/disease)

  • A better pedicure in which the nail tech can address problem areas (such as calluses and rough skin) as they will be visible when feet aren’t saturated

  • Diabetic friendly and safe because we are both waterless AND use podiatrist approved products

Now you may be thinking to yourself, “Wow, that’s all great information but aren’t there other factors that contribute to a pedicure being safe?”  Great question! There are, and we happen to follow the most sanitary practices possible in the industry!  Take a look:

  • All instruments used on your feet are sterilized in a medical grade autoclave (an autoclave is the same machine that doctors offices use to sterilize their tools)

  • State regulations only require tools to be submerged in a barricade for 20 minutes to disinfect, but we go the extra mile for our clients by sterilizing in an autoclave (no yucky bacteria here!)

  • We use new gloves for each service (unlike some salons where gloves are worn until they rip… disgusting!)

  • We use brand new files and buffers on each client which means free takeaways at the end of your service, or we simply toss if you don’t want them (all… hmmm maybe I should say “most” salons use the same files and buffers on 100s of people before tossing them… just think about that.  Have you ever gotten cut when your nails were filed? Wouldn’t you feel better 

Dry Pedicure

Dry Pedicure

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