If you’ve never experienced a pedicure before, you might be wondering what you can expect. A great pedicure should leave you feeling relaxed, with soft, pampered feet, as well as beautifully groomed toenails. The team at Cecily Day Spa in Berkhamsted will make you feel relaxed and pampered when you choose one of their pedicure options.

Pedicures in Berkhamsted

Pedicures are fantastic for all sorts of reasons, including:

  • Posture – well-maintained feet can help you to walk more comfortably
  • Foot problems – if you suffer from corns, calluses, or cracked soles, a pedicure can work wonders
  • Relaxation – a good pedicure should leave you feeling blissfully relaxed!

What Happens During a Pedicure?

A pedicure starts with a foot spa. Your feet will be soaked in warm, scented water to soften your skin and help you to relax. Then, your feet will be exfoliated to remove dead skin cells and help improve the skin surface on your feet. At this point, your cuticles will be pushed back, and your practitioner will cut and file your toenails.

After this, you will enjoy a foot massage using creams or oils. This will help you to feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated!

At the end of the pedicure, you will have the option of having your toenails painted. You can chat to your therapist about this beforehand to pick the perfect shade.

What Are the Different Kinds of Pedicure?

There are a few different pedicure treatments for you to explore depending on what you’d like to achieve and experience:

  • Shape & Paint Pedicure – This treatment is perfect for when time is of the essence and includes a quick shape of the nails and application of your chosen colour in either gels or polish.
  • Cecily Pedicure – Includes everything you need to refresh your nails and skin with exfoliation, leg and foot massage and your choice of gels or polish to finish.
  • Luxury Pedicure – A wonderfully indulgent pedicure including epsom salts, a hydrating foot mask and your chosen colour of gel varnish or polish.

How Can I Choose a Colour of Nail Varnish?

Choosing a colour can be tricky! You can’t go wrong with a classic nude or deep burgundy – these colours tend to look incredible with everything.

One fantastic tip is to go with the seasons. Autumn and winter are ideal for darker, dramatic shades – think deep purples and reds, dark greys, even blacks. You can go for something metallic if you want to brighten up your toes on dark winter days. Springtime is perfect for pastels – think classic ‘ballet shoe’ pink or even soft blue – and summer is excellent for bold corals, pinks, or bright turquoise.

Aftercare is pretty simple. Choose some open-toed footwear if you can – this will prevent you from immediately smudging your lovely new nails. High-quality nail varnish can take some time to dry, so bear this in mind. (Gel polish dries instantly, however – ask your therapist for advice on this).

Other than that, the aftercare is pretty straightforward. Simply enjoy your soft, pampered feet!