Pedicurists offer cosmetic treatment and care for their clients' feet and toenails. They cut and shape toenails, give footbaths and exfoliation treatments and apply nail polish.
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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.
The various types of substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body.
- Skin types
The different skin types, such as dry, normal, oily, and sensitive.
- Cosmetics industry
Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.
- Cosmetic skin treatment
The aesthetic care of the skin, such as facials, including exfoliation, facial masks, peels, steam, and extraction.
- 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.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Identify customer's needs
Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.
- Shape nails
Shape nails by cutting and smoothening the ends of the nails, with the use of files, scissors or emery boards.
- Conform to cosmetics regulatory requirements
Ensure conformance to regulatory requirements applied in personal care products such as cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Decorate nails
Use artificial nails, piercings, ornaments, or customised designs to decorate customers' nails.
- 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.