What is a Pedicure?

A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and nails, analogous to a manicure. Pedicures are performed using nail care instruments, which are devices that generally use various types of files, scrapers and applicators. Our feet are the often the most neglected part of the body. The health of skin around the feet can be affected by numerous factors, including exposure to ultraviolet light, exposure to water, skin resting on hard surfaces, tight fitting shoes or exposure to extreme temperatures at any time.   

Getting a pedicure is a wonderful way to pamper your feet. They are done for therapeutic, medical and cosmetic reasons. Regular pedicures keep your feet fresh and healthy. They help prevent nail disorders like ingrown nails and can tend to excess or hardened skin on your feet. It can be a perfect excuse for some “me time’ to sit back and relax and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The Pedicure Process

Pedicures typically last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the condition of your feet and whether or not you choose polish application.  A typical classic pedicure includes:

  1. Nails Trimming: The first step of a pedicure is nail trimming to the right length, to prevent painful ingrown toenails.
  2. Nails Shapping: Your nails will then be shaped using a nail file. A nail file is a hand tool used to gently take down and shape the edges of nails. 
  3. Cuticle Removal: Cuticle is layer of clear dry skin surrounding the nail plate, along the bottom edge of your finger or toe. Cuticle remover will be applied to soften and break down execcesive cuticles.
  4. Nails Buffing: Buffing will be the final step of your treatment, to help smoothen out any rough edges on nails and polish the nail surface to create a consistent and youthful look.
  5. Nails Painting: Painting is done in multiple steps to attain the long-lasting desired look. You can have the selection with regular polish, gel polish or shellac polish. A clear base coat is applied to your nails to help the polish stick better to your nails. It also creates a protective barrier between your nails and the damaging (staining, peeling and brittleness) effects of nail polish.  Finally, a layer of top coat will be applied to obtain the desired finishing look, and it also acts a layer of protection for your newly done pedicure against prevent chipping or fading.

Have you ever been to the nail shop and felt super confused about the menu? Some of you may be wondering what is the difference between “Classic Pedicure” and “Express Pedicure”? Well, the difference is that “Express Pedicure” sometimes also known as “Basic Pedicure” typically does not includes Cuticle Removal.

Book an appointment with NailCraft today to enjoy a fantastic pedicure. Whether you need a lovely manicure or to freshen up your artificial nails, this is the place for you. NailCraft offers a number of other services including gel nails, nail art and much more. Your feet will thank you!

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