The Best In Beauty Guide: Perfect Pedicures, Australia
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Australia, it’s time to ditch the sweater and ankles boots as summer is just around the corner. But while we’re welcoming sunnier climes, our feet aren’t quite ready for sandal season. Luckily, these pedi specialists are on hand to transform cracked heels and chipped polish…
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Miss Fox, CBD
Treat your feet in a cruelty-free zone thanks to Miss Fox’s ethical and planet-friendly approach to beauty. Their classic pedicure involves soaking and buffing feet, before nails are polished with vegan Melbourne brand, Kester Black. Not stopping there, you can upgrade to a gel polish for long-lasting colour or even treat yourself to a glass of champagne. Fancy!
Missy Lui, Armadale
Focusing specifically on organic products, this simple salon offers high-quality treatments in a chilled, pared down environment. Pedi services range from a speedy 15-minute express number to the attentive 100-minute treatment that’s perfect for those with corns, cracked heels and calluses.
Orchid Day Spa, CBD
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with this luxe day spa tucked away in Hardware Lane. Offering both regular and gel polishes, their expert staff will smooth and exfoliate feet into a state you’ll no longer be ashamed of. And with an array of other gorgeous treatments on offer, you might find it hard to leave…
Brooklyn Beauty Bar, Fortitude Valley
Bubbles and beauty come hand in hand at this super fun establishment. Perfect for catching up with pals, your feet will be revived back to tip-top condition while you sip on champagne or one of their 50 (yep, really) different types of gin. They even offer party packages for the ultimate girly day – we’re sold.
Dome Spa Retreat, CBD
Experience sheer bliss with this indulgent offering from one of our favourite day spas. Located in the Marriott hotel, The Dome is a gorgeous getaway from the busy city and their Feet Therapy treatment is ideal for tired feet. From cuticle work to a soothing massage, your feet will be revived and revitalised after this hour-long service.
The Thai Foot Spa, Fortitude Valley
A pedi with a twist, this gorgeous spa will transport your mind to exotic places thanks to its Eastern-inspired vibes. Creating a soothing zen environment, customers can enjoy Asian reflexology – which helps your energy flow – along with the usual feet-pleasing procedures. Or take things up a notch and add a blend of aromatherapy oils to your treatment.
Miss Frou Frou, Paddington
For an A-list worthy treatment, Miss Frou Frou is the place to head. With famous faces like Eva Langoria and Naomi Campbell sampling their services, it’s already got the Hollywood seal of approval. Using their own-brand polish, they offer an impressive 60 different shades and their tip-top handiwork will replenish even the most tired tootsies.
The Nail Lab, Darlinghurst
With the clue being in the name, this talon-haven is a one-stop-shop that’ll solve all your nail woes. Describing itself as a “social sanctuary” it steps away from your typical nail bar, offering a chic and comfortable place to kick back and relax. Pedicures include a speedy but thorough 30-minute service or an extended 45-minute treatment which includes a skin-loving exfoliation and massage combo.
Situated right in the centre of Sydney, this day spa uses holistic beauty and a blend of both Eastern and Western techniques to satisfy even the fussiest of customers. Here, you can sample an array of pedi services, including a classic with a French Polish finish. For an extra special experience they offer a paraffin wax masque, which uses natural oils to really soften and moisturise the skin.
The Library Nail Salon, CBD
If you find yourself in the city centre and in need of a feet transformation, these nail experts are on hand to sort you out. Ranging from their extensive Royal Pedicure to a simple buff and polish service, the options are endless. What’s more, they use big brands like OPI, as well as Shellac, Gelish and SNS.
Glamour Nail Bar, Subiaco
Women, men and even kids can enjoy the pampering delights from this fabulous nail bar. As well the usual pedicure options, their services include a cute Petite Pedi for children under 11 and a Power Pedi for guys, which includes a free beer. And for special occasions, they offer party packages that include the likes of pink lemonade and cupcakes.
Bodhi J, Wembley
Those seeking a luxurious and organic retreat will love this natural spa. Focusing on wellbeing, you can sample everything from yoga to healing therapies for some proper TLC time. As for the pedicures, there are express treatments for those in a hurry and super-relaxing deluxe versions when you’ve got some extra time on your hands.