As a nail professional, you strive to give your clients the best manicure and pedicure experience possible. But have you heard about dry pedicures? While clients may expect to soak in a jet tub for a traditional pedicures, dry pedicures offer unique advantages that your clients may not be aware of.

Here I'll scratch the surface on the many benefits of dry pedicures and how to introduce them to your clients who have never had one before!

1. Safer, More Hygienic
Dry pedicures are a more hygienic option compared to traditional pedicures. The soaking tubs used in traditional pedicures are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi, which can lead to infections. With a dry pedicure, you don't have to worry about exposing your clients to these risks. Instead of soaking in water, dry pedicures use gentle exfoliation techniques and moisturizing creams to soften and treat the feet.

2. Better Results
Because dry pedicures do not involve water soaking, the feet remain dry throughout the entire process. This means that gel product adheres better to the nail plate, giving your clients a more polished look that lasts longer. Additionally, the dry exfoliation and moisturizing methods used in dry pedicures are more effective in smoothing rough skin and rejuvenating the feet. Your clients will leave with softer, smoother and happier feet!

3. Saves Time
Dry pedicures are also a great time-saving option. Removing callus with an e-file is significantly faster than exfoliating heels with a manual foot file. This makes dry pedicures way more convenient for those clients who want serious results without having to sit for hours. Plus with the quick curing time of gel, your clients can return to their regular schedule without worrying about smudging their freshly manicured toes.

4. Healthier Feet
When your feet hurt, your whole self hurts! Regular and gentle exfoliation of the skin on your feet allow for healthy and new regrowth. Plus using moisturizing products like Podoexpert for maintenance not only leave your clients' feet looking good, but feeling good as well. You'll notice an improvement in the texture, softness and overall health of your clients' feet with regular dry pedicures.


5. How to Introduce Your Clients to Dry Pedicures
Now that you know the benefits of dry pedicures, you may be wondering how to introduce this new service to your clients. A great way to start this conversation is sharing the benefits of dry pedicures. You can also offer a promotion, such as a performing a complimentary dry pedicure on 1 foot so the client can feel the difference. Be sure to explain the process and answer any questions they may have, so they feel comfortable trying something new.

Dry pedicures offer numerous benefits that your clients may not be aware of. They are more hygienic, offer better results, save time and promote healthier feet. By offering this service at your salon and educating your clients about the benefits, you can attract new business and provide a unique service that sets you apart from the competition!


You can learn more about dry pedicures and Erica's e-fie techniques in this tutorial:

So, what are you waiting for? Give dry pedicures a try, and watch your clients' feet transform before your very eyes! Shop pedicure tools here.

November 22, 2023 — Erica Schlabach