4 Features of a Great Pedicure

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Get The Best Pedicure Possible With These Pro Tips

It’s summertime, the season to air out your feet and wear those cute sandals. And of course, if they’re going to be on display, they need to look their best. A pedicure is a great way to treat your feet and keep them looking stylish! Pedicures also boost the health of your toenails and feet. The nail technicians at Zano Salons offer you these expert tips to make sure your pedicure is top-notch!

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First of all, make sure you’re getting your pedicure in a safe, clean, and sanitary environment. Zano Salons is proud to meet and exceed all health and cleanliness standards. We offer ample freestanding footbaths and our technicians are well-versed in disinfectant procedures. So, as a full-service salon and spa, we are here to keep you looking and feeling awesome!

Footbaths are key to a perfect spa pedicure. A foot soak feels nice and relaxing and cleans the feet. Soaking in water also helps to strengthen and whiten toenails, amplifying the effects of the pedicure and making your feet look out-of-this-world.

Opt for freestanding basins over built-in tubs because they are more convenient and easier for pedicurists to clean. Basins can be scrubbed under running water in a sink, washing bacteria and germs down the drain. Although freestanding foot baths are ideal, they are not always available. Try to seek out nail salons near you that have this option.

Prep Feet and Soften Skin

After a good foot soak, it is time to prepare your feet for the next steps in your spa pedi. Ideally, your pedicurist will avoid sharp tools such as callus shavers and cuticle clippers. This lowers the chance breaking skin on your feet or toes, which can leave you vulnerable to infection. Instead, request a foot buffer or pumice stone to remove calluses more gradually. Leave your cuticles alone if possible—they protect against dangerous microbes. If you wish, use cuticle cream (ask your Zano nail tech for some) only to soften the area. Inform your pedicurist of your preferences.

Cut and Shape Toenails Properly

Onto the cutting. Cutting toenails too short or shaping them too rounded can create space for nails to grow inwardly. Ingrown toenails are super painful and invite infectious bacteria. Ask your pedicurist to cut straight across instead. The toenails should be flush with the tips of your toes. You can also request little snips, not big cuts, to prevent nail breakage. If you prefer a rounded look, ask your pedicurist to gently round the shape with a nail file.

Apply Nail Polish Perfectly

Now, for the actual polish step. Your pedicurist should pretty up your toenails with a base coat, two layers of nail polish, and a high-shine top coat. Don’t be afraid to bring in your own polish if you have a specific color in mind. We also offer stain corrector! A coat of stain corrector instantly brightens your nail tips and makes the nail beds pinker and prettier.

Ready for your perfect pedicure? Come to one of our fabulous Zano locations today for a healthy and stylish pedicure!

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