A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, analogous to a manicure. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic purposes.

What’s included in a pedicure?

Regular pedicure: A simple treatment that includes foot soaking, foot scrubbing with a pumice stone or foot file, nail clipping, nail shaping, foot and calf massage, moisturizer and nail polishing.

What happens with a pedicure?

The first things that usually happen during a pedicure are a massage and a soak of the feet and legs to soften up calluses and make the skin on the feet easier to work with. Next, the pedicurist works with the cuticles and uses a loofah to clear away any dead skin cells.

How long should a pedicure take?

An express manicure or pedicure lasts for 30 – 40 minutes, and involves the basic trimmings, buffing and colouring of the nails. A standard manicure or pedicure usually lasts for around 45 – 50 minutes and involves the basic trimming, buffing and colouring of the nails plus a little bit of extra love and attention.