Owner of Atlanta’s own Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa, Letisha Royster
Atlanta-based medical and holistic nail technician, Letisha Royster, focuses on healthy, cosmetic foot care and maintenance 365 days a year and believes this should be an available service open to all, especially women and men suffering from high-risk health conditions that need it most. As the owner of Waterless MediPedi Spa and Owner of Pedi-cured, Royer is providing those specific services. Pedicure is a product line for the client, which allows them to maintain healthy foot care at home between visits.
Royster is a certified advanced Nail Technician, Master Pedicurist, and Holistic Health Educator, Letisha is the owner of Atlanta’s own Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa, an exclusive oasis for women and men seeking the ultimate relaxation experience.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Letisha.
What sparked your interest to enter your industry?
Letisha: The spark of interest to enter my industry was formulated after receiving advanced training in cosmetic foot care. I learned that many are neglected from cosmetic footcare also known as pedicures and don’t have a place to receive essential care for feet in a medical-grade sanitation environment. There’s an increase in women becoming infected with toenail fungus and struggling to find alternatives for self-care and sanitation. Therefore, I decided to become what I wanted to see in the community for women looking for sanitary self-care and wellness services for their hands and feet.
What has your entrepreneurial journey been like so far?
Letisha: My entrepreneurial journey has been a rollercoaster with wins and challenges, continuous learning experience in educating doctors with high-risk clients on how beneficial my wellness foot care services are for patients feet, and being an advocate for women to slow down for wellness in their busy lifestyles.
What do you enjoy most about being a business owner?
Letisha: What I enjoy most about being a business owner is having a part in giving women a holistic space with the care they deserve and making them feel worthy to receive care.
What have been some challenges?
Letisha: Some of the challenges I incur is not being able to reach women in other states that are looking for the wellness care services that are asking, how can I help them. Medical insurance coverage hasn’t granted cosmetic services for high-risk clients needing my services to be covered.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Letisha: In my spare time, I like to relax or travel.
Any expert advice you can share for those who are seeking your services?
Letisha: Please stop using cheese grates on your feet, they’re made for cheese and not skin. They’re illegal to use in the salon. It’s better to use less soaking during your pedicures as more soaking dries out the skin. I know this may sound quite odd but it’s necessary to say, “wash your feet” and “dry in between your toes” every day. Moisture your skin during the day and in the evening, do not moisture in between your toes, change your sock every day, and alternate wearing the same shoes during the week. Good hygiene is the start of keeping your wellness footcare in check.
What advice would you have for anyone who wants to enter your field?
Letisha: There’s room for more nail technicians that are focusing on feet. We walk on our feet every day but our attention to them is slim, and we need more advocates for foot care in the cosmetic industry. It’s important to continue education in foot care after becoming a licensed nail technician, as high-risk clients are looking for nail technicians that focus on the feet. They have more foot problems and compromise immune systems which makes it risky for them to receive care services in a traditional setting.
What else would you like our readers to know about you?
Letisha: I started with a background in Accounting and Finance. I had to change my lifestyle because I wanted to live a more purposeful life. I found that in becoming a licensed nail technician and certified master pedicurist. I never thought in a million years of becoming a pedicurist. However, helping women to focus on self-care from their busy lifestyle, especially in footcare gives tremendous joy as our feet are one of the important things to get us physically out of bed each day and to return to our home. If you’re scared to make a change in your life, please take a chance on yourself to be better and live a more fulfilling life. You will never regret the decision.
How can we keep up to date with you?