How To Make Your Pedicure Last Longer This Summer

Ahhhh, summer. The perfect time to have smooth heels and a fresh coat of paint on your toes. Too bad it’s also the hardest time to maintain that lovely pedicure. All of the heat, sand, and dirt really do a number on our feet and if you’re anything like me, you can’t afford to pay for a pedicure every week (even as a spa owner!) So what can we do to make sure we get the most out of our pedicure?

Let’s take a look at a few easy ways to have our feet looking great for longer:

  1. Moisturize–I can’t say this enough, you need to moisturize every day. Not just your face, not just your hands, but everywhere, especially your feet. Think about all the hard work they do during the day and, if you wear flip flops or other open-toed shoes, all of the stuff they are exposed to. Take the time to the clean your feet and moisturize properly.
  2. Cuticle Oil–A little drop of cuticle oil goes a long way in saving your polish and making sure your nails are healthy and happy.
  3. Top Coat–Reapply your top coat every few days to prevent chipping, be sure to get at the very end of the nail to seal it.
  4. Cover Them Up–I know you won’t want to cover up your toes if you just spent good money on a pedicure, but exposure to the elements helps nails chip and break faster. Try wearing close-toed shoes to work and sandals afterward to encourage your pedicure to stick around longer.

Remember that the best way to maintain a pedicure is to have healthy feet. Our spa is meticulous when it comes to hygiene and safety and we have a certified medical nail technician on staff. Book Now or call 770-704-5614.

What’s New: Nail Services

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The orange is gone! Our new nail room is coming together and with it, new services for our clients. Selina and her team have been busy refining our list of services, improving what we already do and adding a few new beneficial add-ons.

We are now offering an On The Go Manicure and Pedicure, each only lasting 30 minutes! We know that your free time is precious, so this is a great way to get in and out quickly and still feel beautiful and pampered. We aren’t skipping on the extras either when you are On The Go, they each include exfoliation and a moisturizing treatment and cuticle care.

We will still have the Practically Perfect Manicure and Pedicure. We have added some extras like a collagen anti-aging treatment AND an IBX nail strengthening treatment. Both of these will have you feeling like a million bucks in just a few minutes.

We still have the Men’s Sport Pedicure and the Kid’s Pedicure, but we are also adding a hot stone massage for pedicures.

Plus check out the new chairs!

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Click here to see a full list of services!

Spotlight on a Medical Nail Technician: Selina

If you have visited Practically Perfect Day Spa, you have most likely met Selina, our medical nail technician. Selina is a wonderful nail technician and we feel privileged to work with her. We take great pride in our safety and sterilization procedures for our equipment and tools, Selina especially.

I’m sure you’ve seen on the news or in magazines the horror stories about pedicures and manicures gone wrong. They run the gamut from staph infections to cellulitis to ingrown toenails, even amputation. This is why we make your health and safety a priority.

Check out what we do differently at Practically Perfect Day Spa below, plus see some of Selina’s beautiful work!

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How to: Take Care of Your Feet Between Pedicures

How to: Take Care of Your Feet between Pedicures

There really isn’t a better feeling than coming out of a salon with soft and well-kept feet. Nowadays, nail salons do an average of one pedicure for every three manicures, when ten years ago manicures outnumbered pedicures ten to one. Everyone likes to have their feet looking their best and great foot care is especially important for people who suffer from health issues like diabetes.

We recently wrote an article on why it was important to choose a nail salon that made cleanliness and safety the top priority. That’s why we have partnered with Selina Wilmot, a medical nail technician, to make sure that our practices our top notch. She has also given a bit of advice on how to take care of your feet between pedicures.

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Getting to Know: Selina

It is our firm belief that every nail salon should have a medical nail technician on staff. (Read our recent article to understand why.) We are blessed to have Selina working with us here at Practically Perfect. She holds herself to the highest standards of cleanliness and service and by doing so, makes all of us strive to be our very best. She also has a wicked sense of humor (when you get to know her.) 🙂

Want to know more about Selina? Read on!

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Are Your Feet Dog Tired?

Your feet bear your entire weight every day, so it really isn’t any wonder that they are sore by the end of it. We compound it by wearing high heels or too-small shoes and by not taking proper care of our feet. Calluses, bunions, plantar’s warts—none of them are any fun. Plus you might be embarrassed that they’re there, even though we all get them.  You know you should visit a salon to give them a little TLC, but which one?

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