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A pedicure is a cosmetic service performed on the ________ by a licensed nail technician or cosmetologist.
Pedicures were rarely performed until when?
When was the resurgence of the spa industry?
Pedicures are particularly important for all of the following EXCEPT what?
A pedicure includes all of the following EXCEPT:
Which of the following is NOT a necessary part of the routine care you need to provide for your client during
What keeps supplies organized wherever you are performing pedicuring services?
What can help make it ergonomically easier for the pedicurist to work on the client’s feet?
Which of the following has a whirlpool option, which is very luxurious for clients?
Which of the following has an electric option, to add a special touch to pedicures?
You can use ____________________ in an upscale service included in the massage of the feet and legs.
You can use ___________________ after a penetrating conditioning product.
A __________ is a concentrated treatment product often composed of mineral clay, moisturizing agents, skin
softeners, aromatherapy oils, botanical extracts, and so on.
Which of the following would you NOT find at a pedicure station?
How can nail techs protect themselves from painful back conditions?
What material is usually NOT used for basin soak baths?
How often should basin soak baths be cleaned?
When using inserts in footbaths, how often should the insert be changed?
What is the ultimate pedicure footbath?
Which is LEAST likely to be used with electric foot mitts?
Curettes require gentle and careful maneuvers to prevent damage to all of the following EXCEPT?
_____________ are/is an implement with a small scoop-shaped end that allows for more efficient removal of
debris from the nail folds, eponychium, and hyponychium.
Pedicure __________________ must be used carefully to prevent trapping the skin of the toe in the jaws.
Pedicure ___________________ are specifically designed for shortening toenails.
_______________are/is a metal file used in a specific fashion.
The use of _________________ in the spa is banned in several states.
A __________________ is designed to reduce and smooth thicker foot calluses.
A ___________________ comes in many designs, from a foam rubber one-piece unit to a rope type that is
Celeste, a nail tech, is speaking to Kim, another nail tech, about her dry skin. What might Kim ask Celeste if
she is using that could help prevent dry skin?
Emma is a new pedicure client and doesn’t know how she is going to leave the appointment without
smudging her newly applied toenail polish. What should the nail tech give Emma?
Which implement is best to use around the edges of the big toenail plate?
Which implement is considered to be invaluable and time-saving as well as an important preventative tool for
Metal versions of this may be illegal in your state; they must be cleaned well and disinfected after each use
and before reuse.
For toenails, which grit is best to use in general?
For toenails, which grit should you use to seal the edges?
How might you help a client soften the skin of his or her feet?
How might you help a client remove dry and flaky skin from the feet?
How might you help a client who needs to tighten and tone the skin on the feet?
How might you help a client condition the skin and soften calluses?
Choose the best option for softening and smoothing thickened calluses.
Which of the following involves a gritty lotion?
Which of the following allows for slip during a massage service?
Which of the following is often composed of mineral clay, moisturizing agents, skin softeners, aromatherapy
oils, and beneficial extracts?
Which of the following sets the stage for the rest of the pedicure?
What is the potential problem of a callus shaver blade?
The possibility of NOT being able to wear a certain pair of shoes should be discussed before doing this:
Some callus softeners are _______________ and potentially hazardous.
What should you wear when using callus softeners?
What is the fastest and easiest way to develop an optimal pedicure service?
When scheduling a pedicure, advise your client NOT to shave her legs for ____ hours prior to her
How long does the basic pedicure take?
How long does a spa pedicure take?
What should you be doing during the last 10 minutes of your pedicure?
Invisible shaving scrapes are known as what?
A string of related appointments is known as what?
What can be used as a menu expander?
If a client forgets to wear open-toed shoes, what should a nail tech provide?
What is NOT included in a basic pedicure?
If a client’s feet are in bad shape, when should you recommend he or she comes back?
How many treatments might a client with scaly feet need?
You should NOT perform services on a client with this issue.
What would be an idea for a spa or salon to do to increase business?
How could a salon or spa get clients to come for services for a year?
What is considered to be the MOST enjoyed feature of any nail service?
When would you add a “specialty” aspect of a pedicure?
________________ is a unique method of applying pressure to specific points on the hands or feet with the
thumb and index fingers that promotes health benefits to specific parts of the body.
__________________ employs many principles of acupressure and acupuncture.
Reflexology is based on the principle that areas in the feet and hands correspond to all of the following
The MOST enjoyable _____________ is rhythmic.
It is thought that ________________ can initiate positive energy and increase blood flow.
How should you hold a client’s foot when performing a massage?
How many types of massage routines are there?
When performing a massage, be aware of all of the following EXCEPT:
Where should you place your thumb when performing a foot massage?
Where should you place your fingers (EXCEPT thumb) when performing a foot massage?
A massage performed during a manicure or pedicure is purely for what purpose?
_____________ is considered a science by many nail technicians.
Which of the following can cause a ticklish sensation?
If your client has this special consideration, move any obstructions or tripping hazards.
If your client has this special consideration, ensure that the entire leg is supported, including behind the knees
If your client has this special consideration, be clear and describe colors to her, giving examples
If your client has this special consideration, do NOT manipulate the joints during the massage portion of the
If your client has this special consideration, give room for any assistance that the other person may need to
If your client has this special consideration, make sure to follow strict infections control practices.
When dealing with a client with health considerations, what should you use to gently remove nonliving tissue
from the nail plate?
Josie is an instructor and is discussing safety procedures for clients with special considerations. She says to
be mindful when performing this service of clients who are sensitive to heat due to a loss of sensation in the
When performing a massage on clients with special consideration, which of the following best describes
which part or parts should NOT be bent?
When performing a massage, where should you begin to apply lotion?
When clipping the nails of a client who has special considerations, what should you do?
When giving a pedicure to this client with special considerations, be sure to check for signs of infections
between the toes.
When giving a pedicure to clients with this special consideration, always check with them to make sure they
are not in any pain.
There are several reasons a small nick could be a problem for a client with health considerations. Which of
the following is NOT one of them?
Sofia is a new nail tech employee. Her manager noticed that Sofia has just taken on a walk-in client when she
had only started disinfecting her foot spa a few minutes earlier. What has Sofia likely done?
Where should disinfection procedures be located?
A disinfectant should claim all of the following EXCEPT what?
What should be included in the record of each disinfecting procedure?
What is NOT a likely cause of safety concerns for salon clients with regard to pedicure baths?
Whose responsibility is it that proper disinfection procedures are followed?
Which of the following issues has been highly discussed and publicized in the media?
What is important to remember to do after using a pedicure bath?
What could be the problem with a pedicure bath that is NOT properly cleaned?
Salons must always use a(n) _______-registered hospital disinfectant.
There are many types of footbaths on the market. Each has its own set of cleaning procedures, according to
Where should you go to get more information concerning disinfection and other important topics in the nail
Who informs salons about regulations concerning the required disinfection protocol for foot spas?