How Frequently Should You Get Pedicures?

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How Frequently Should You Get Pedicures?

Nothing says relaxation like getting a pedicure. This spa treatment is both affordable and easy to squeeze into your schedule. Pedicures range from simple to decadent, which means that there's a treatment for every personality and budget.


Whether you're in need of a quick touch up or 45 minutes of "me" time, a pedicure is always welcome. How frequently should you get a pedicure? The answer all depends on your lifestyle and foot care needs.

Pedicures are ideal for anyone who wants to smooth out rough feet, prevent calluses from appearing, clean up cuticles, and restore youthful moisture to their feet and calves. You'll leave the salon feeling pampered, beautiful, with a fresh color on your toes. It's the perfect way to take time out for yourself and to feel amazing!

What Kinds Of Pedicures Are There?

There seems to be a pedicure created for every personality and preference. The possibilities are truly endless. However, when you walk into a salon, there will generally be these variations of pedicures.

  • The Basic Pedicure- This is the most affordable kind of pedicure, without the frills, and it takes no longer than a half hour. You'll get to soak your feet, get a short massage, have your feet moisturized, and then your nails will be given fresh nail polish.
  • The Gel Pedicure- Instead of using regular nail polish, this pedicure uses gel nail polish and UV light to create long-lasting results. The gel polish is also quick to dry, making the transition to your shoes less complicated.
  • Hot stone- This deluxe pedicure combines the normal pedicure with luxurious hot towels and a 10-15 minute hot stone massage on your feet and calves. It enhances the relaxation experience and leaves your skin tone even and healthy.
  • Salt scrub pedicure- If the skin on your foot is rough, you'll definitely want this pedicure. It's another deluxe style pedicure that usually involves a longer massage, but instead of using hot stones, your beauty care professional will be using a fragrant salt scrub.
  • Paraffin pedicure- This is another great pedicure for anyone with coarse, dry, or cracked skin. Aside from all the basic pedicure steps, you'll get your feet coated with paraffin wax, which intensely moisturizes your feet. Intensive pedicures like this one are excellent to do at the beginning of every season, especially summer.

How Frequently Should You Get A Pedicure?

To answer this question, you need to first ask how long a pedicure will last on your feet. Provided you aren't participating in rough sports or causing daily trauma to your feet, a good pedicure should last at least a couple of weeks and can even last as long as a month. Overall, the longevity of your pedicure will depend on how much activity your feet will face day-to-day.

Therefore, you should reflect on how active you are and how many rough days your feet will see. If you're pretty low-maintenance and don't face many situations where your nail polish can chip easily, then you can probably get away with a monthly pedicure.

However, if you're into intense activities or will be entering a season where you'll be putting your feet in some rough situations (like frequent beach trips), then you should plan for a weekly or bi-weekly pedicure to keep your feet looking polished.

Also, if you take care of your pedicure between treatments, you can also extend the results. Rubbing your foot with a pumice stone or other exfoliating treatment will keep calluses away, while periodically adding a fresh clear top coat to your nail polish to protect it from chipping.

In The End, It's All About What You Want

Overall, the "rule" is that there is no real rule. You can get a pedicure whenever you feel like getting one. If you depend on pedicures to keep your feet looking beautiful, then periodic visits to the salon are in order. If you simply like the pampering and "time out" from life, then come in whenever you feel like it!

Also, if you're into the hottest trends, then you definitely want to update your pedicures more frequently. Maybe you like to get festive with each season and holiday.

Do you get excited about Christmas nails? How about pumpkin nails for Halloween, or pink nails for Valentine's Day? If you like to change your nails with the times, then you'll definitely be seeing the salon often.

Pamper Yourself With A Pedicure Today!

There's never a reason to wait when it comes to treating yourself. If your feet are feeling rough and the cuticles around your toenails need a serious trim, it's time to head to the salon. Or, if you're simply tired of the color you chose last week and want to try out a new nail trend, then you should also come in for a pedicure.

We're also here to answer any other questions you have about pedicures or any of our other outstanding spa treatments. Contact us today!