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10 Must Have Professional Pedicure Tools & Supplies

So what are the supplies needed most for running your pedicure and manicure business? This is a good question. You need to have a pretty extensive list of products and supplies in order to offer your services. Some you will use more than others. Quality professional pedicure tools are an essential element of your business. There are tools that you will use every single day, and others you will use less often. Some tools will last you a long time, while others are disposable supplies you will go through quickly.

Regardless of the supplies you use, quality is important. If you are just starting out, you may try different brands of certain items until you find your favorites. Here are the 10 most important professional pedicure tools to have on hand at your nail salon:

  1. Foot Files

    You will use these on a regular basis. Foot files keep your clients soft and smooth.

  2. Callous Removers

    Calloused feet need special care, and this tool will help you.

  3. Cuticle Nippers

    Needed for a clean-looking, comfortable pedicure

  4. Foot Scrubs

    High-quality foot scrubs help enhance the pedicure experience by exfoliating and revitalizing the skin on the feet and legs.

  5. Nail Files

    For shaping toenails prior to polishing.

  6. Lotion

    To soften skin and use for foot and leg massage.

  7. Cuticle Nail Pusher

    Keep those pesky cuticles under control.

  8. Nail Buffer

    Smooth out nails before polishing.

  9. Cotton Towels

    You'll never have enough cotton towels for your daily pedicure needs. Be sure to use soft, organic cotton towels.

  10. Toe Ropes

    These are great for keeping toenails separate so polish doesn't stick or get smudged.

Many of these professional pedicure supplies are simple and basic, but they are must-haves that will help you do your job well. As you probably already know, there is a lot of competition in the world of nails, so it's a good idea to set yourself apart. One way to do this is by using the highest quality products for your business. Clients can tell the difference when you don't use the best. Always make sure you keep enough of the products that you use every day, such as cotton pads and swabs, towels and toe ropes.

When it comes to tools, you will no doubt develop favorites, but always make sure you have back ups available in case something gets lost or damaged. Don't be afraid to experiment with different brands, but when you find what you like, keep it stocked!

Remember always that the best advertisement is word of mouth. When you make your clients happy, they come back and they tell their friends. Build a reputation as a nail technician that does amazing work consistently and provides clients with a good experience by using the best products.

Have any other tools that you consider a "must-have" for your practice? Let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear from you!

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