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The health and safety of your techs is of paramount importance, which is why many of you have been implementing new procedures to prevent injuries. To protect your techs from hurting their lower backs when conducting a pedicure treatment, 41% of you have invested in footstools with adjustable back rests and an additional 51% host in-house workshops to teach good posture.

Making sure every liquid-and-powder and gel enhancement service is perfect, you’ve identified the three biggest reasons for why pocket lifting occurs, with not getting the liquid-to-powder ratio right (40%) coming out top. Plus, with news breaking that scientists from the University of Connecticut have developed an eco-friendly process for creating acrylics, three quarters of you believe more should be done to create energyefficient methods that won’t harm the planet.

On the spot

How do your techs look after their posture when doing pedicures?

1. In-house training on good posture

2. Use a footstool with adjustable back rest

3. Use foot rests to bear weight of client’s leg

4. Ask client to bend as needed

78% think the industry needs to invest in more energy-efficient processes for creating acrylics

What’s the most common reason for pocket lifting with L&P and gel enhancements?

1. Wrong liquid-to-powder ratio

2. Under-curing

3. Not patting down product enough

February 2019 in numbers


METHODOLOGY Insider is compiled from a monthly survey of spas and beauty salons. The people who participated represent a crosssection of the industry and were polled by email from March 1–8, regarding business for the month to February 28. Nail business for the Insider Nails page was calculated from data provided by spas and salons that offer nail services among other treatments. The figures given represent the average score for each answer. Brands are ranked when mentioned by several respondents.


This article appears in the April 2019 Issue of Professional Beauty

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