They spend months in hibernation and then the sun shines and our feet are fully exposed after months of neglect. So, it’s no coincidence that Google searches for pedicures increase by 100% between June-August. Pedis are often number one on our holiday beauty prep list, but where to go to put your best foot forward? Here’s London’s best stomping grounds to treat your feet…
This is so much more than a file and polish, but a hardcore treatment that removes ever corn, softens hard skin, and pretty much gives feet an intense going-over while inclined in a spa type setting. Make no mistake though, this is not a pampering treatment, feet are fully inspected and treated (on dry feet) by a podiatrist and then perfectly polished to keep feet looking neat. You’ll feel like you’re walking on air. Who knew hard skin can weigh you down so much?!
Anyone that offers an A-class pedi in the comfort of your own home, has our vote! Simply book online with your preferred time and day and a nail technician fairy will turn up on your doorstep to transform your tootsies. With a talented team of beauty therapists and nail technicians on tap, you’re in great hands. Just sit back on your sofa and relax! Top tip: Just remember to mention a Shellac removal if you need your old polish removed, so Ruuby can allocate enough time to your appointment.
This is Mayfair’s one-stop beauty shop, but it’s the pedicures that are really their signature treatment. With an extensive menu of pedicure treatments to choose from, you’ll get a full-on pamper with a foot and leg massage that leaves you floating on air. Plus, the tranquil beautiful setting encourages you to enjoy every minute of your experience. And if there’s a man in your life that could do with some serious foot sanding (you know the ones!), they have a male-specific pedi too.
This Insta-worthy venue is a great choice for pampering with a friend in tow. With glasses of fizz on tap and an overwhelming choice of nail polish colours and textures, this is where to go to feel like a VIP. For something really special, you can choose from their signature nail art designs or create something completely bespoke. All bookings are made online and if that meeting runs a little later than expected, don’t panic, you can cancel up to two hours before. A city-dwellers paradise.
This luxury beauty destination in Notting Hill has nail stations decked out with iPads and Beats headphones so you can completely zone out while your feet are being scrubbed to perfection and nails perfectly polished. A great stop-over on a girl’s day out.
It’s not just perfectly polished feet that’s on the menu at Cowshed, but pure relaxation too. When a pedicure throws in a scalp and shoulder massage, you know you’re on to a good thing. This extra bonus ensures all the tension and stress you’re carrying from top to toe disappears. You’re guaranteed to leave with much more Zen (and better-looking feet) than when you walked in.
This is the full monty and beyond! A comprehensive pedicure, with gentle buffing to bring nails back to life. The pedicure includes a skin treatment that eliminates all the icky bits while a relaxing massage from the toes to the knees relieves all the tension and heaviness (that we often unknowingly carry daily), while adding much-needed moisture into the soles of feet. This is probably the best pedicure you’ll ever experience. Luxe isn’t in it! Which is why this treatment comes at an eye-watering price – and that doesn’t even include a lacquer finish! (Shock, horror!)