Kicking off Barefoot Season: The Pedicure

Feet with pedicure ropes and red nail polish

BY FIONA FOWLEY, DIRECTOR

If the stunning weather of late is anything to go by, sandals season is here. Admittedly it’s probably the first time many of us have really looked at our feet and whilst there’s lots of great options for some at-home grooming, nothing beats a professional pedicure to transform months of neglect and ensure you put your best foot forward from now on.

Investing in a great spa pedicure is money well spent, as it can often see you through an entire season with just maintenance required. Cuticles are tended to, misshapen nails are transformed whilst dry heels and unsightly rough patches are razored, filed and smoothed away to reveal baby soft feet. Toes are elevated (perfect for showcasing those new season sandals) and once this hard work is done, often all you’ll need to do is have a regular shape and polish.

The Zen Experience

Here at Zen, our Spa and Deluxe Spa Pedicures are truly transformative experiences. I wanted to make the treatment uniquely luxurious and relaxing so all pedicures take place in one of our tranquil treatment rooms, complete with a complimentary glass of Prosecco or hot drink.

A pampering foot spa and intensive exfoliation prior to the removal of hard skin with razoring help shave off months of build-up and callouses. A further buff smooths away any residual hard skin. A relaxing pressure point massage, hot towel compress soothes tired toes before nails are overhauled. The Deluxe Spa Pedicure offers a longer foot massage with the added benefit of warm paraffin wax treatment (great for extremely dry skin or arthritis sufferers), customised eye mask and stress relieving scalp massage.

The Finishing Touches

When it comes to colour, we offer the iconic high-gloss shine Shellac in a myriad of new season colours, or Vinylux polish which offers up to 7 days chip-free perfection and is dried in under ten minutes. My favourite colours for summer have to be Unlocked, a soft nude, or my old faithful Rosebud. Both are available in Shellac or Vinylux finishes. Recently I have also been favouring Hot Pop Pink, a lovely fresh, summer shade. And make your pedicure investment last longer with a deeply hydrating foot cream to keep dry, cracked heels at bay.

Best Foot Forward

Now, I know some people just don’t like their feet being touched. But the Zen therapists are skilled at adapting the pressure applied to ensure the experience is hugely relaxing…rather than tickly or uncomfortable. And I promise you, once you’ve had a complete foot overhaul you’ll be set up for the season – your sandals will thank you for it.

Call us to book – Bruntsfield: 1314773535 | Hanover St: 1312257009

Fiona Fowley of zen

Fiona Fowley - Founder and Director of Zen Lifestyle

Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.

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