# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1536872155

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Perform basic pedicures.

Definition

Performance includes
  • setting up area for a pedicure
  • removing old polish
  • examining feet
  • cutting toenails
  • shaping toenails
  • pushing back cuticles
  • smoothing calloused skin
  • applying polish
  • removing excess polish
  • applying lotion and giving foot and leg massage.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the similarities and differences between pedicures and manicures?
  • What tools are used when performing pedicures?
  • What are the consequences of failing to push back cuticles on a regular basis?