If you’re baffled between which type of care, manicure or pedicure, do you need, then this blog post is for you to make an informed decision.
Keep scrolling for the differences between manicure and pedicure. We’ll also share some of the health benefits of getting regular manicures and pedicures because guess what, there are!
What is a manicure?
Manicure comes from manus, meaning hand, and cure, from curare, meaning to care for. From a salon point of view, a manicure usually involves cleaning, shaping and polishing your fingernails.
What is a pedicure?
On the other hand, pedicure comes from pedi, from ped meaning foot, and curare, meaning to care for. In a salon scene, a pedicure usually includes cleaning, shaping and polishing your toenails.
How are they different?
There’re major differences between a manicure and pedicure. Well, for starters, they’re two distinct treatments, whereas a manicure focuses on the fingernails, a pedicure is done to the toes.
The steps that are involved in each treatment are also different.
For instance, a standard manicure usually involves trimming, shaping of nails, a cuticle treatment and application of nail polish. A deluxe manicure includes the same process, plus other treatments, such as exfoliating and massaging of the hands.
Like a manicure, pedicure also involves similar steps, for example filing, shaping of toenails, tidying of cuticles, exfoliation, leg massage and application of regular polish/gel-polish. A pedicure also offers treatments that are exclusive to the feet, such as a feet soak, a leg mud mask, a heel scrub or callus treatment.
Benefits of Manicure and Pedicure Treatment
Although they’re different things, a manicure and pedicure both provides many benefits to enhance the look and health of your fingernails and toenails.
We hope our blog post help you find the information you need!
Visit one of our Nail Bars in Norwood, Edwardstown, Murray Bridge or Port Pirie to have a mani or pedi, or both done by our nail specialists.