It’s summertime, THE time to air out your feet and wear those cute sandals. And of course, if they’re going to be on display, they need to look their best. Keep your feet stylish and healthy with these tips from the experts at Zano Salons.
Most basically, be sure you get your pedicure in a safe, clean, and healthy environment. Zano Salons is proud to meet and exceed all health and cleanliness standards. We offer ample freestanding footbaths and our technicians are well-versed in disinfectant procedures. So, as a full-service salon, we are here to keep you looking and feeling awesome!
Footbaths are good. Soaking your feet in water not only feels awesome and cleans out gunk, but also helps to strengthen and whiten nails, amplifying the effects of the pedicure and making your feet look out-of-this-world.
Opt for freestanding basins because they are more convenient and simply easier for pedicurists to clean. They can be scrubbed under running water in a sink. Bacteria and viruses go down the drain. Although freestanding footbaths are ideal, they are not always available.
Now that you got the bathing squared away, it is time to tackle the prep work. Stay away from sharp tools such as callus shavers and cuticle clippers to lower your chance of breaking skin and thereby leaving you vulnerable to infection. Instead, request a foot buffer or pumice stone to remove calluses more gradually. Leave your cuticles alone—they protect against dangerous microbes. If you wish, use cuticle cream (ask Zano for some) only to soften the area. Inform your pedicurist of your preferences.
Onto the cutting. Cutting too short or too rounded can create space for nails to grow inwardly. Ingrown toenails are super painful and invite infectious bacteria. Ask your pedicurist to cut straight across. The toenails should be flush with the tips of your toes. You can also request little snips, not big cuts, to prevent nail breakage. If you prefer a rounded look, ask your pedicurist to gently round with a nail file.
Seamless polish application
Now, for the actual coloring part. Your pedicurist should pretty up your toenails with a base coat, two layers of polish, and a high-shine top coat. Don’t be afraid to bring in your own polish if you have a specific color in mind. We also offer stain corrector! A coat of stain corrector instantly brightens your nail tips and makes the nail beds pinker and prettier.
Ready for your perfect pedicure? Come to one of our fabulous Zano locations today for a healthy and stylish pedicure!