Friday, May 11, 2012

Top 10 Pedicure Tips

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It is so luxurious to go to the salon or spa for a nice relaxing pedicure. There are a few things you can do to make your pedicure experience even better.

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 shoe works the best.

2. Put those flip flops on before polish.

Put your shoes 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

Don't shave your legs before a pedicure. Shaving may cause a tiny nick for bacteria to enter it plus, 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. 

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 glossy finish, to speed up drying time and to reduce the chance of smudges.
See me for a safe, happy pedicure and toe waxing!

Now go have a fabulous pedicure!

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