Just in time for sandal-season, Team Grazia Beauty bring you the full 411 on the best pedicures in town. Whether your tootsies are suffering from a high-heel addiction, or have taken a battering from hard workouts at the gym, our pick of the pedi’s guarantees to transform even the most abused of feet, taking you from shabby to chic within the hour. It’s time to get peep-toe-proud, ladies!
Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure, from £80 for 45 minutes
As far as I am concerned summer just isn’t summer without one of Margaret Dabbs’ famous Medical Pedicures because this is a pedicure like no other, and therefore a must the minute sandal wearing season starts. Feet are tended to by a team of meticulous podiatrists who shave, scrub and whittle away at your feet, whilst attending to all aspects of foot health. The results are amazing! Just don’t be intimidated by the rather scary looking metal tools and do be sure to book in for a Rococco nail polish after your session.
As tested by Rose Beer
For more information visit www.margaretdabbs.co.uk
Aveda Stress-Fix Pedicure, £50 for 60 minutes
I have to admit I was a little ashamed by my “Franken-feet” when I stepped inside the haven that is The Aveda Institute, although after spending the best part of an hour reclining in a deluxe massage chair while my treadmill-tattered tootsies lay soaking in Aveda’s Stress Fix Soaking Salts, I really did lose every care in the world. The treatment, which included a truly magnificent foot massage, was topped off with a signature Aveda hand ritual. When my toes awoke from their hot towel hibernation, a slick of gorgeous OPI polish guaranteed I was truly sandal-ready.
As tested by Tor Cardona
For more information, visit www.avedainstitute.co.uk
Bliss ‘Pedi’-Colada, £65 for 60 minutes
Now, this is what we call pedi-paradise! This tropical pedicure from super-trendy spa Bliss incorporates a pineapple-infused coconut milk soak, a shredded coconut shell scrub, a hot sea shell massage and a beach-worthy polish. To seriously get you in the holiday mood, your therapist will bestow upon you an ice-cold piña colada to sip throughout your treatment. No time for a summer holiday? Don’t fret- this 60-minute pedi might just suffice...
For more information visit www.blissworld.co.uk
Cinq Mondes Light Feet Treatment, £80
If it’s serious pampering you’re after then this will be right up your street. Inspired by the ancient beauty rituals of Egypt, India and China, this luxurious foot facial really does tick every box. Feet are soaked, exfoliated and cleaned, toenails are prepped for polish with buffing, filing and cutting, and a super-duper reflexology massage guarantees you’re left feeling totally blissed out. At the end of your treatment you’ll be whisked through to a relaxation room to completely unwind. This is the Rolls Royce of pedicures, and definitely worth the splurge.
Available at the St Pancras Renaissance Spa, London
Cowshed Ultimate Pedicure, £55 for 75 minutes
Feet in need of some serious TLC? Then hot trot it down to one of Cowshed’s effortlessly chic spas where you’d be mad not to try out their Ultimate Pedicure. This deluxe foot treatment is seriously relaxing- the combination of Cowshed’s spearmint salt scrub and their amazing electric foot file leaves tootsies baby-soft. The best bit? Whilst feet are soaking up all the goodness from a hydration mask, you’re treated to a stellar scalp and shoulder massage.
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Sophy Robson Medi-Pedi, £75
No mere nail artist, Sophy Robson has a stellar reputation in the beauty industry (Tom Ford books her for all his advertising and fashion shoots) and her medi-pedi is guaranteed to transform tired feet as well as making them look great, too. Whilst this is somewhere between a pampering pedicure and a trip to the chiropodist, the fashion-focused finish to nails at the end of the treatment is totally worth it (Sophy’s bespoke nail designs can be added for extra effect), and the LED light treatment guarantees a perfect pedi that will last for up to two months. Kate Moss, Rita Ora and Lily Allen are all fans, and we reckon you will be, too.
Available at HARI's, 233 King's Road, SW3, 020 7349 8722