Why waterless at [nail-tique]?
  • Eliminates the risks associated with water borne bacteria from neglect or improper cleaning of traditional spa jet/whirlpool tubs
  • Great for clients with certain medical conditions (like diabetes) where soaking is not recommended
  • Feet are swaddled and nurtured in therapeutic warm boots, helping to soothe away discomfort, aches, and pains.
  • Longer lasting polish
  • Allows for zero gravity full recline relaxation and comfort throughout pedicure service
  • Eco-friendly. Conserves 12-15 gallons of water per pedicure service

Nail-tique was featured on KHOU.com’s Try It Tuesday for it’s Waterless Pedicures.

HOUSTON – There’s a relatively new technique out there for pedicures that is growing in popularity.

It’s waterless, that means no more dips in foot baths. We checked it out for Try It Out Tuesday.

“You eliminate water completely so now you don’t have to worry about… the funk…yes,” Minh Nguyen, owner of Nail-Tique, said.

We all have that funk fear, so Nail-Tique in River Oaks is taking what California’s doing because of a water shortage and giving it a Texas twist.

“We’ve changed it up and added products and added other things that make it better,” Minh said.

Warm towels replace water, and this unique method already has fans.

“I’m a little bit of a germaphobe so the water thing kind of creeps me out,” Leslie Taylor said.

Going waterless is a pleasant surprise for Leslie. Kristi Wolf heard about it and drove up from Richmond.

“The fact that they can do what they did today waterless, I think it’s something that they’re going to probably start going to now,” she said.

Plus, without a tub attached to the seat the massage chair reclines all the way.

“The chairs oh my God I want one,” Wolf said.

The $40 pedicure even comes with a surprise near the end.

“So this is where we’re bringing the warmth back that we took away from the water so you’re getting it towards the end,” Minh said.

Heated boots! They relieve tension and help all the products soak in.

The pedicure lasts about 45 minutes and honestly I don’t miss the dip!

The procedure has been around for about 10 years, and some insiders expect the popularity will continue to grow as business owners realize it can mean major cuts in maintenance, cleaning and costs.

Via Khou.com