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Safety & Sanitation Practices

At Shoreline Glow we practice the most intensive sanitation, disinfection & sterilization procedures.   

If you are currently a client at Shoreline Glow, chances are you are already pretty familiar with many of these safety & sanitation practices, as for the past 13 years Paty has adhered to the most strict safety & sanitation standards in the industry.   Due to Covid-19 she has once again raised the bar in prevention so that all of her guests feel safe when visiting her studio.  


About Your Certified Esthetician

Paty is a Certified Master Pedicurists & Oncology Trained Esthetician. She has received advanced training and knowledge in integral foot & compromised skin care.  To stay abreast of any updates that can affect her client's health & well being, Paty has taken sanitation & blood borne pathogen continuing education classes annually for the past 13 years. 


Guest Intake Forms
All guests of Shoreline Glow and those who have not received a service at Shoreline Glow are required to fill out a confidential health history & C-19 screening form that must be received in our office 12 hours prior to their appointment.  It is very important for your certified esthetician to be aware of any conditions, medications, ailments or other medical concerns before visiting the studio.  Please note a new C-19 Screening Form will have to be completed 12 hours before EACH visit to our studio.


Arriving On Time and Sanitation
Our services are timed so that we can clean and properly disinfect our work stations, equipment and sterilize our equipment and tools between clients with hospital-grade solutions to remove debris, kill microbes, and prevent the spread of germs. On certain surface areas, 20 minutes are required for sterilization solutions to eliminate any potential viruses, fungus and bacteria. It is important for you to arrive on time for your service so that you can experience its full benefit.  If you are late, some portions of your service may have to be shortened or so that your esthetician can perform safe disinfection and sterilization routines between clients and remain on schedule.  If you are late 15 minutes or more, we will have to cancel and reschedule your appointment.  And 100% of your missed appointment fee will be due. 


For the protection of all of our clients at Shoreline Glow we practice Universal Safety Precautions and have always worn gloves during our services and moving forward will be using additional PPE following the recommended guidelines provided by the Federal & Provincial health authorities.  As of June 2020, this includes; Facial Shield & a Well Fitted N95 Face Mask, Qair Filtration System, CO2 Monitor, Maintaining 45-50% humidity levels in the studio and wearing a microclimate helmet with 4 HEPPA filters.

One Time Use Policy

After each client all metal implements are sanitized and submerged in a hospital grade disinfectant and sterilized.  All files, buffers and wood sticks are disposable, one time use per client.

Pedicure Foot Baths

We utilize stainless steel pedicure bowls which replace the traditional style jets known for harboring bacteria.  After each pedicure, the bowl is thoroughly sanitized, disinfected & sterilized with a hospital grade solution.

Shaving and Waxing

For your safety do not wax or shave your legs or feet 24 hours prior to a pedicure.


Cuticle Removal

Also following State of Illinois Nail Technology regulations (the place where Paty obtained her Nail Technician Licensed), the cut or nip living tissue is not performed during any of our pedicure treatments. The eponychium and the cuticle are often confused.  The eponychium is the end of the proximal fold that is located at the base of the natural nail and is living tissue. The cuticle is the dead layer of skin that the eponychium sheds onto the nail plate, which can be safely and gently removed. It is okay to gently push back the eponychium, but cutting or nipping living tissue should always be avoided because there is serious risk of nail infection.  Moving forward at my studio we will not be performing any type of service that can potentially compromise/disrupt the skin's protective barrier by providing an entry port for the virus. 


Diabetic Guests
At her studio Paty takes extra precaution with diabetic guests by having a thorough consultation, tailoring the service to their needs and using Pediceutical grade products, which are specifically designed and safe for Diabetics because such products are oil free and non-occlusive, allowing the skin to breathe.  A recent medical history form on file is required.


Elderly Guests
We take serious precautions with elderly guests.  A recent medical history form is required and consultation is necessary. We will tailor the service to your needs, but typically, the safest procedures require no pushing back cuticles, foot soaking, callus reduction or massage.  We will use our Pediceutical Footlogix product line. Unfortunately, we are unauthorized to assist the guest with getting into the equipment and personal body support, so we suggest bringing a care taker if the guest may be unstable or may need assistance. 

Pregnant Guests
We suggest that you talk to your Doctor before receiving a pedicure and bring a Doctor’s note of approval for our records.  We take precaution in massaging pregnant clients and use light touch and long strokes to avoid any potential trigger areas.  If you have a history of blood clots we will not be able to perform the massage.  Paraffin and Hot Stone services are not recommended while pregnant.  

No Razors
Paty follows State of Illinois Nail Technology regulations (where she obtained her Nail Tech License) therefore, the use of a razor (called a “Credo” blade) to remove calluses is not used in her studio.  The razor blades themselves are never sterile, so when injuries happen, and they do, there is an increase in the chance of infection. The foot files we use for effective callus reduction are made out of stainless steel.  They are sanitized, disinfected and sterilized after each client.   We have these foot files for sale for sanitary home use too.

Gel/Shellac on Toenails

At Shoreline Glow we strive to keep your nails and feet healthy, therefore we do not recommend and do not do GEL/SHELLAC on toenails and do not remove them.   Such practice should be discontinued as Gel on toenails can dry out your toenails and weaken them making them prone to infections and fungus.  If you are coming for a pedicure at our studio for the first time and have gel nail polish, please have all GEL/SHELLAC on your toe-nails removed prior to your visit.

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