Pedicurists give beauty treatments for feet and nails to individuals in order to improve their appearance.
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- Cosmetic pedicure
Treatment of the feet and toenails for cosmetic and embellishment purposes. It includes the cleaning of dead skin and the appliance of nail polish and other cosmetic techniques.
- Cosmetics industry
Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.
- Foot problems
Conditions and disorders affecting the health and well being of feet such as fungal infections, ingrown nails, verrucas, smelly feet, flat feet and bunions.
The various types of substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body.
- Cosmetic skin treatment
The aesthetic care of the skin, such as facials, including exfoliation, facial masks, peels, steam, and extraction.
- Skin types
The different skin types, such as dry, normal, oily, and sensitive.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Maintain a hygienic working environment
Take care of hygiene in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.
- Advise customers on usage of cosmetics
Provide advice to customers on how to apply various cosmetic products such as lotions, powders, nail polish or creams.
- Decorate nails
Use artificial nails, piercings, ornaments, or customised designs to decorate customers' nails.
- Maintain customer service
Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Provide footwear advice to patients
Inform patients on the types of footwear available and suitable for their feet conditions or disorders to increase foot well being.
- Treat nails
Wrap nails to repair them or make them stronger and more resilient. Soften, trim or push back nail cuticles and provide treatment to people who bite their nails.
- Sterilise working environment
Make sure all working equipment, jewellery and skin is made sterile, before performing skin treatment or body modifications such as tattooing or piercing, to prevent infections or the transfer of diseases.
- Conform to cosmetics regulatory requirements
Ensure conformance to regulatory requirements applied in personal care products such as cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry.
- Apply nail polish
Remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover or swabs, clean customers' nails and apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brushes.
- Shape nails
Shape nails by cutting and smoothening the ends of the nails, with the use of files, scissors or emery boards.
- Identify customer's needs
Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.
Optional knowledge and skillsoffer cosmetic beauty advice process payments manufacture cosmetics issue sales invoices perform body piercings manage a small-to-medium business show social competences use hair removal techniques sell tickets promote foot health maintain professional administration recommend cosmetics to customers monitor stock level administer appointments comply with legislation related to health care test make-up maintain relationship with suppliers give massages order supplies keep personal administration
Common job titles
- Front desk receptionist
- Help wanted
- Licensed manicurist and pedicurist
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- Manicurist pedicurist
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