Friday, May 11, 2012

Tips for getting a Pedicure

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It is so luxurious to go to the salon or spa for a nice relaxing pedicure. I've been giving people pedicures for more than 35 years and I want to give you some tips to make your pedicure experience even better.

10 tips for a great pedicure

1. Wear the right shoes
Wear the right shoes to the salon when having a pedicure. Be sure that all of your toes stick out of the shoe. A flip flop or any thong type sandal works the best. 

2. Put those flip flops on before polish
Put your flip flops or sandals on before your polish is applied. That way you won't wreck your polish trying to put your shoes on and you don't have to wait long at the salon for your polish to dry.

3. Avoid shaving before a pedi

This is important! Don't shave your legs before a pedicure. I know, you want nice smooth legs for you pedicurist but, shaving may cause a tiny nick for bacteria to enter it.

This is especially important when you are having a pedicure in a whirlpool pedicure bath. Those inner pipes and jets may not be as clean as they should be. They may be harboring bacteria, fungus and more.

Besides the infection threat, your skin may be sensitive to any scrub used on your legs.

4. Try a toe waxing 

Have your toes waxed during your pedicure for a super clean hair free look that lasts. A toe waxing is an inexpensive add on service that is well worth it.

5. Mention your health issues 

It is important to tell your pedicurist if you are diabetic or have any other circulatory problem. You need extra special care!

6. No foot fungus! 

Do not get a pedicure if you have athletes foot. It is contagious and your feet may feel sore from the infection. The scrubbing involved in a pedicure will only cause more irritation.

7. No ovals 

Have your toenails trimmed straight across with smoothed corners to help prevent ingrown toenails.

8. No Razors!

Do not let your pedicurist use a razor on you. A razor may be great for removing calluses but, a razor can also cause serious injuries and they are illegal for salons and spas to use in most states.

9. Pick a color that looks great on you 

Choose a nail polish color that flatters your skin tone. Warm skin tones look best in warm colors such as orange, orange red, peach and gold. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors such as pink, blue red, purple and silver.

10. Get a quick drying top coat

Have a quick dry top coat applied for a super glossy finish. It speeds up drying time and reduces the chance of smudges.

Take good care of your feet! I find most of us take our feet for granted. When they hurt, it makes us feel miserable.

Stay Healthy and Beautiful!
Licensed Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist, Esthetician
See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa (when it is safe to re open!) for natural nail care, facials, spot massages, face and body waxing, pedicures and makeup 

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