A good pedicure can turn a bad day into a good one very quickly. But sometimes, especially if it’s your first, it can be hard to know which one to go for. So what are the different types of pedicures? From the basics to Shellac, this guide will talk you through them so you can give your feet what they truly deserve.
It’s easy to forget how much time we spend on our feet. Just walking around the house barefoot can take a toll on them, drying out skin, building up calluses, and exposing our toenails to more germs, pollutants and dirt than we like to think about. A good pedicure helps take care of your feet and can provide three major benefits.
A basic pedicure is exactly what the name suggests. It’s a quick, affordable, no-frills foot treatment that will still leave you feeling relaxed and your feet looking beautiful. The basic pedicure normally consists of a warm water soak, foot massage, and nail care such as clipping, filing and shaping, as well as a nail polish of your choice.
A gel pedicure includes everything offered by a basic pedicure, with the added benefit of semi-permanent gel for your nails. The gel is usually applied in three different layers: a base coat, a color and a top coat. Each layer is cured under UV light which helps the gel to last longer than regular polish, typically around three weeks.
If you want the durability of gel but the gloss of polish, a Shellac pedicure is your best option. Shellac is a hybrid brand that uses half regular polish and half gel. Typically applied with two color coats and a top coat, each layer of Shellac is cured under UV light to increase durability. This is a semi-permanent polish that usually lasts around two weeks.
At Alux Spalon, we offer all these different types of pedicures, and more, taking expert care of your feet. Book an appointment today.