Tuesday, October 18, 2011


As you may know from reading my blogs, I am a avid reader of Reader's Digest.

In their November magazine, Michelle Crouch wrote about 13 Things Your Podiatrist Won't Tell You -- "what does that have to do with me?" is what you are asking, 2 of the 13 involve salons.

#3: Infections from nail salons keep us in business. If you want a pedicure, book the first appointment of the day, when the equipment is cleaner. Those footbaths can be especially germy. Even if the technicians spray the basin between customers, many of the tubs have drains and filters that don't get cleaned.

#10: I don't have a problem with people getting pedicures, but please don't shave right before you go. You might be embarrassed by your stubble, but it will be worse when bacteria and fungus enter the microscopic nicks on your ankle and give you an infection.

Remember that your clients read these articles too.