Having impeccable nails is an essential requirement for any respectable woman. However, if you can easily do a simple manicure at home, the same cannot be said for the pedicure, which requires a certain degree of flexibility. This is why most women choose to have their pedicure done at the salon. Nonetheless, while salon pedicures have numerous advantages, they also have a few drawbacks. Here’s what you need to know about them:
- Professional foot care – A salon pedicure involves a lot more than just trimming and painting the nails. Most salons are equipped with professional pedicure chairs with integrated foot basins where you can soak your feet in water infused with essential oils. Once the feet are properly soaked, the pedicurist uses special tools to get rid of the dead skin. This is usually followed by a foot massage, after which the pedicurist moves on to the actual nail care.
- Relaxation – As we already mentioned, doing your own pedicure requires flexibility and this is often a very uncomfortable procedure. However, when you get your nails done at the salon, you get to relax in a comfortable pedicure throne. Modern beauty salons are even equipped with pedicure chairs with integrated full body massage systems.
- Impeccable nail designs – While you don’t need to be an artist to paint your nails, most of us end up doing various mistakes when painting our own nails. However, when you get a salon pedicure, you can rest assured knowing that you will leave the salon with a perfect pedicure that will last for weeks.
- Health risks – Since the pedicure is a procedure that involves a lot of skin contact, beauty salons must abide by high sanitary standards. All tools must be sterilized before being used, and the foot basin also needs to washed before each client. Make sure your salon follows these basic rules before having your pedicure done there. Moreover, avoid salons that use pedicure chairs with whirlpool systems. The whirlpool requires a pipe system, which is impossible to sanitize. Even if the salon staff empties and washes the foot basins after each client, bacteria can still remain trapped in the pipes of the whirlpool system.
- High costs – Doing your pedicure at home will cost you close to nothing, while a salon pedicure can cost you between $20 and $80, depending on the salon. However, a good pedicure can last almost a month, and any woman deserves this type of royal treatment once in a while.