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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) rules require that all non-porous manicure and pedicure implements must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized prior to each service.

  • Make sure the salon/spa and operator are currently licensed.

  • If you have, or suspect that you have a skin infection, do not get a manicure, pedicure or utilize the foot spa bath.

  • Do not have any type of hair removal service 24 hours prior to a pedicure or manicure.

  • If you have broken skin or lesions, such as cuts or nicks, do not get a pedicure or manicure.

  • Take a look around the salon/spa to determine if it is clean, free of trash and set up with clean instruments. How can you tell if instruments are clean?          

1. There should be no visible marks on buffer blocks.

2. Implements should not be stored in an open tray and not used from one customer to another.                                                                                           
3. disposable items should not be re-used (cotton balls, orangewood sticks, nail wipes, disposable                       
4. Metal pushers and files, cuticle nipper and scissors, tweezers, finger and toe nail clippers and
   electric drill bits must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized by autoclave, dry heat sterilizer
   or UV light.   

  • The following materials that are used during a manicure or pedicure shall be replaced with new or clean articles for each client: terry cloth towels, finger bowls and spatulas that contact skin or skin products from multi-use containers.

If you have any doubts about the cleanliness of the salon/spa or their adherence to sanitation requirements for manicures and pedicures, LEAVE!      

Symptons of a pedicure infection

  • Small red bumps (looks like spider bites)

  • Pus filled boils

  • Rashes

  • Fever

Lambretta Woolfolk, CMP, C.POD                                                                     

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