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What do *I* do at a pedicure?

Manicure/pedicure etiquette: What exactly do you do during the process? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 22, 2012 - 18 answers

How to get sides of big toes completely clean?

Though I clean under them with the little hook part of my nail clipper, and though I've had pedicures which definitely help, I can't ever seem to get the side edges of my big toes completely sparkling clean. Lint accumulates, I clean it out, but the sides still always look a touch darker than the rest of the toenail. Maybe all the dirt that's been there over the years has stained them or something? Any tips on solving this?
posted by Malad on Sep 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Toes-down best pedicurist in Hollywood?

Please recommend the best plan of action for a man in Hollywood, CA who has some fairly wicked ingrown toenails. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Am I right in giving "Dress Up" a dressing-down?

My wife wants our daughter to have a makeover party for her 8th birthday. Manicures, pedicures, hair-styling and all that. Am I being overly-sensitive in thinking it's a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 13, 2012 - 97 answers

Disinfecting My Feet After a Spa Pedicure

Currently in the process of getting a mani/pedi at a salon my friends have been to, but I haven't. Question about hygiene. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for part-time nail tech program in NYC

I'm looking for a part-time nail technician program in NYC to learn more about doing manicures and pedicures. I don't know yet if I want to give it all up and become a nail tech, so advice/good things to know/don't do it types of feedback is welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by Fuego on Apr 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Beyond the Greige

What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
posted by mauvest on Mar 14, 2012 - 34 answers

I need my nails buffed and my mind buzzzed.

I am looking for a nail salon in Manhattan or Brooklyn (Brooklyn is preferred) that is affordable, clean and serves wine while we get our nails done. Ideally it would charge under $60 for a mani/pedi.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Did I get a crappy manicure, or is this normal?

Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

Please help me find a pedicurist that make the little piggies go squee! squee! squee! all the way home

Where in west end or central Toronto can I get a good pedicure for $25 or so?
posted by orange swan on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

A Pedicure?

(How) would my feet benefit from a pedicure?
posted by mpls2 on May 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Do my dancing feet need a pedicure?

I have just started dancing again after a long break, in a style that's very hard on the feet. Is it better to remove hard skin or leave it? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Feb 25, 2011 - 7 answers

a MAN-icure

Looking for a guy-friendly cheap place for a manicure and/or pedicure in the DC area. [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Jan 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Mani-Pedi in Sacramento, CA?

My wife has mentioned that she would like to get a Mani-Pedi. I would like to get her one for her birthday. Can you recommend a shop (Salon, Spa, whatever) that does them in the Sacramento/Antelope/Roseville area? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me help my feets!

My feet are sad. What are the tools and techniques I can use to make them happier? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Aug 30, 2010 - 18 answers

The Mrs. wants her toes did!

Where can I get the Mrs. a great pedicure in Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jul 5, 2010 - 6 answers

One reason why the long-distance runner is lonely.

Good, athlete-friendly pedicure recommendations in L.A.? (Preferably the west side.) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 12, 2009 - 1 answer

Footcare for a non-bendy person.

A dear friend of mine is morbidly obese. He has a variety of medical issues which are mostly being addressed. He has several related issues that are not - mostly hygiene related. Help me help him. (possible squick inside). [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 26, 2008 - 12 answers

DIY pedicure

I have fairly big callouses on the outsides of each big toe. How can I remove them painlessly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 23 answers

Austin Pedicure recommendations

[Austin TX] I'd like to get a pedicure gift certificate for my wife for Mothers' Day. Where in Austin is a good place for a pedicure? I'm looking to spend between $100 and $200 (including tip). Asking anonymously in case my wife checks my activity.
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Mani/Pedi in Center City Philly?

Where can I get a cheap manicure/pedicure in Center City Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Mar 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Make my mom feel like a princess

Recommend a place for mani-pedi in Seattle? Bellevue even better! [more inside]
posted by caitlinb on Mar 10, 2008 - 8 answers

What do you actually get for the price of a fancy spa pedicure?

What is the difference between a $75 pedicure at a fancy spa and a sub-$25 pedicure at some hole-in-the-wall storefront? Is it just about the ambience and the expensiveness of the products, or are the services qualitatively different?
posted by matildaben on Jan 6, 2008 - 20 answers

Pedicure tips?

What do I need to know for my first trip to the pedicurist? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Sep 25, 2006 - 16 answers

mani/pedi/girly

New York City pedicure [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Jun 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Nails!

Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
posted by thesiameseffect on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Can pedicurists give a foot the boot?

How often do pedicurists turn down a really nasty looking foot? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Bad Spa

EtiquetteFilter: An hour removed from the salon now, I can see that I have just been on the receiving end of a bad spa treatment at a local salon. I've called, explained the problem and asked for a refund. What's the etiquette on tips? I left the appropriate tip for the amount of the service, and charged the rest on credit card.
posted by jerseygirl on Jun 8, 2004 - 6 answers

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