The Best Pedicures

A pedicure is a relaxing procedure that improves the look of your feet. You can also customize your pedicure by selecting polish in the color of your choice. Like fingernail designs, there are also several pedicure designs to choose from. It’s possible to do your pedicure at home. However, once you get a pedicure at a professional establishment like Blu Salon, you’ll be hooked. Here are a few things you need to know about pedicures to make them especially enjoyable for you.

What the Pedicure Procedure Entails

The pedicure has been around for centuries but has gained popularity over the last two decades. A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment for the toenails and feet. At a salon, the customer sits in a comfortable chair to prepare for a regular or classic pedicure. Then the feet are soaked with warm water to soften the toenails and the skin on the feet.

A foot scrub is then applied to the feet to remove dead skin and calluses from the feet. The feet are often scrubbed with a pumice stone or another tool that is safe for filing. After the exfoliation, moisturizer is applied to the feet and legs. The moisturization step usually includes a light massage.

Once the feet are moisturized and massaged, the toenails are trimmed and filed. The toenail cuticles are treated as well. The cuticles are pushed back and oil is applied for nourishment. Some customers also request a base coat polish before the nail color of choice and a shiny top coat are added. The nails are dried under the air dryer to complete the pedicure.

Most pedicures last between half an hour and an hour. The length of the process will depend on the condition of the feet and whether polish is applied to the toenails.

Pedicure Benefits

Pedicures have aesthetic benefits since they make feet look great in sandals and strappy heels. A pedicure delivers intense moisture to the feet to get rid of cracking and peeling on the heels. While pedicures are usually thought of as a beauty treatment for women, men can get pedicures as well. Some podiatrists and athletic coaches actually recommend pedicures for men. Pedicures help to maintain the health of the feet and can eliminate foot pain. Regular pedicures can also prevent and treat ingrown toenails, eliminate and prevent calluses, and prevent heel fissures.

Pedicure Art

You can also get pedicure art, just like you’d get on your fingernails. Talk to your nail tech about the images you want on your toenails. Toenail art ranges from simple patterns and designs to more intricate, customized images. A nail tech will use a variety of tools and nail polish to make sure your pedicure comes out perfectly.

Pedicure Tips

If your toenails are uneven, cracked or discolored, you may want to ask your nail tech about pedicure tips. These tips are applied the same way as fingernail tips, and are secured with glue and acrylic powder. The tips are filed to your desired length. Then the entire nail is leveled and buffed to make the toenail more attractive. The tips can be painted with your choice of polish, and you can also opt for a customized nail design.

When you’re ready for a beautiful and soothing pedicure, contact Blu Salon, located in Edgewater, NJ on the Hudson River. Our professional pedicurists will listen to your needs and your concerns to ensure you’re satisfied with the outcome. We also book appointments based on your schedule, so you can come when it’s most convenient for you.