Margaret started her first foot clinic shortly after completing her Podiatry & Chiropody degree. “I realized that there was a serious gap in the market for a medical grade pedicure that still encompassed luxurious elements like massage and polish,” she explains with a savvy grin.
Pedicures take place in gleaming white treatment rooms and involve a thorough examination – nails are inspected for signs of damage while areas of hard skin are discussed at length to determine their cause (cheap shoes and incorrect posture being the most likely culprits). “Every aspect of foot care is addressed whether it be a skin condition, nail complaint or more general foot health,” Dabbs explains. Her eponymous product range includes high-tech insoles that correct posture and her cult emu-oil.
Treatments involve the removal of hard skin, while nails are cleaned, filed and smoothed before weary feet and calves get rejuvenated with a pressure point massage. Afterwards, a separate therapist paints your newly reborn nails, making this a great treatment to have 2-3 times a year (one to prep feet after winter, take care of summer sandal weary feet mid-summer and one in the Autumn to nourish feet for the winter ahead).