Five Things You Should Tell Your Nail Tech Before Getting a Manicure or Pedicure

Five Things You Should Tell Your Nail Tech Before Getting a Manicure or Pedicure

By: Casey Taylor, Manicurist

Whether you are going to a new nail salon around the corner or visiting your local spa to try a new nail technician, there are certain things you should inform them before receiving a manicure or pedicure. If any of the following conditions apply to you, don’t hesitate to inform your technician, so they may make some changes to make your service more comfortable.

1)      Asthma

If you suffer from asthma, you most likely have sensitivities to smells and scents. In order to make your nail service more enjoyable, ask your technician to use unscented lotions, oils, and scrubs. This will make your service more pleasurable and less likely to trigger your asthma.

2)      Allergies

I’ve had clients before that are allergic to certain ingredients found in lotions, such as aloe vera or lavender. When I have clients who tend to have reactions to certain ingredients or fragrances, I follow the same rule for my clients who suffer from asthma, and use unscented lotions, scrubs, and oils.

3)      Pregnant or trying to become pregnant

This is a very important thing to tell your technician, especially if you are getting a pedicure. The ankles are connected to the reproductive organs, and if you are trying to get pregnant, having certain points in the ankles massaged can lessen your chance of getting pregnant. This is also why I avoid massaging the ankles when I have a client who is pregnant. So, don’t hesitate to mention to your technician if you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant.

4)      Foot or Hand Injuries (including arthritis)

It is important to let your technician know if you have experienced any foot and hand injuries, including arthritis, because massaging the foot and hands may cause discomfort, especially if you have recently experienced an injury. Arthritis can also cause stiffness and pain, which is why it is important to let your technician know if you have any discomfort prior to your service. (Note: It also might be a good idea to add a paraffin dip to your manicure if you suffer from arthritis, as the heat from the paraffin can help relieve stiffness in the joints.)

5)      Diabetes or Neuropathy

People who suffer from diabetes tend to heal at a slower rate than people who do not have diabetes. This is why it is important to notify your nail tech if you are diabetic, because the nail technician should be careful not to overly trim the nail beds or cuticles. Along with being diabetic, if you suffer from neuropathy, you should notify your technician because you are less likely to have feeling in your feet or you may suffer from a tingly feeling in your feet that can cause discomfort.

About the Author:

Processed with VSCOcam with c2 presetCasey Taylor

License: Manicurist
Studied: Grabber School
Specialty: Manicures and Pedicures

What I enjoy most about my work is making people feel good and providing a time of relaxation and personal attention. I want my clients to be proud of both their hands and feet. My off-time hobbies include art, reading, and spending time with my family.

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