The Do’s And Don’ts Of Getting A Pedicure


There’s a certain amount of pedicure etiquette that goes into making the experience great for you, your pedicurist, and the people around you. If you’ve never gotten a pedicure in Tucson before or if you’re unsure whether or not you’re taking the necessary steps before and during your appointment, there are a few things your pedicurist would like for you to know.

Do Arrive To Your Pedicure Appointment On Time

Appointments are booked to optimize guest experience. If you’re 20 minutes late for your pedicure, your pedicurist will have to rush through your pedicure and rush through the preparation for the person coming in after you. This can create a domino effect where the rest of the pedicures for the day aren’t as great as they should be. If you’re going to be late, it may be better to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid disrupting the flow. It affects more people than you may realize.

Do See A Podiatrist For Serious Issues

Your pedicurist can do a little bit to maintain the health of your feet. He or she can keep your feet clean, help to remove calluses, and work with mild ingrown toenails or prevent ingrown toenails. Your pedicurist is not a foot fungus specialist or a foot surgeon – those kinds of jobs require proper medical certification. For serious issues, visit a podiatrist.

Do Play With Fun Nail Polish Colors

Salons and spas offer hundreds of colors because they want you to use them. You don’t have to stick to a conventional neutral color all the time. Try the turquoise. Pick something shiny. Lacquer your big toe in multichromatic glitter. Do something fun. If you’re unsure whether or not you like it, your pedicurist may be willing to paint a test toe to see how it looks. Nail polish is an extremely temporary commitment. Be creative and expressive.

Don’t Eat During Your Pedicure

Polish off your relaxing afternoon with a snack, or polish off a great meal with a relaxing afternoon. Please don’t bring snacks to your pedicure. It’s unhygienic and disruptive to munch away while your pedicurist is working to massage your feet and legs. Your drink is fine – there’s always a place for that. Just save the chips for a little later.

Don’t Chat On Your Phone The Whole Time

Many people treat pedicures as a relaxing experience. They want to close their eyes and take a load off their minds. They may even use headphones to listen to their favorite chill out tunes on their phone. When you’re chatting on your phone, you’re negatively impacting the experience for everyone around you. They’re not much interested in hearing half of a conversation that doesn’t concern them while they’re trying to unwind. If you have to speak with someone, shoot them a text.

Don’t Cut Your Calluses Or Your Ingrown Toenails

Cutting off your calluses with a knife or a blade and snipping away at ingrown toenails with a pair of clippers or scissors can ultimately make the problem worse. You can cut your feet and leave a problem for your pedicurist to fix if you don’t intend on going to a podiatrist first.

Instead, use a foot file to gently buff away calluses and file the sides of your ingrown toenails straight to prevent them from digging into the skin. If you don’t think you can do that for yourself, leave them both alone. Your pedicurist can do it for you.

Don’t Feel Embarrassed About Your Feet

Many people feel embarrassed about their feet and vocalize to their pedicurist that they believe their feet are ugly. Some people even apologize. Your pedicurist is a pro. He or she sees dozens of pairs of feet every week, and it’s unlikely that yours are the worst. It can also come off as a subtle insult to your pedicurist, implying that you look down at their job or that the work they do is lowly. You may not mean it that way, but it can certainly be perceived as such. Consider the implications.

Don’t Wear The Wrong Shoes

Even though nail polish is dry, it may not be fully cured. It can take a few hours to set completely. Jamming your feet into narrow or pointy toed shoes is the quickest way to mess up a fresh pedicure. Flip flops are the best pedicure shoes. They keep your toes from touching and allow the air to circulate around the polish, speeding up the curing process.

Do Book A Pedicure Today

The pedicure pros at Greentoes in Tucson are ready to give you soft, beautiful, healthy, and relaxed feet. You can book an appointment online or by phone for the ultimate soothing pedicure experience. We’re not here to judge you for your feet – we just want you to have a great time.

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