Posts Tagged ‘Pedicure’

Do you let your kids get manicures and pedicures?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

How Cute! Jessica Alba flaunt’s Honor’s mani/pedi and admits she loves the adorable polka dots!

Jessica Alba tweeted a picture of her daughter Honor Warren, saying, “Honor’s orange nails [with] chartreuse dots — I’m jelly of my 3 yr olds nail art.”  Trendy polish is the latest accessory for the 10 and under scene.  Forget Ugg boots and splendid tops, the hip kids are getting fun Mani Pedi’s in the latest styles with sparkles, multi colored nails and fun designs. “It’s very common for kids to come in and get their nails done with their moms.  The kids can get all the playful, whimsical styles that are all over these days,” says Deb H. from Salon Elite.

What do you think?  Should do you let your kids get mani/pedi’s or are they too young?

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Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Pedicure season is here! We are past daylight savings and the weather is turning.  If you have looked in your closet and thought about throwing on a pair of flip flops, it might be time for a pedi! Here are some tips for Easy At-Home Pedicure Shortcuts.

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/hands-feet/easy-home-pedicure-shortcuts-10000001730977/index.html

Kid Spas On The Rise

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Kid Spa Pedicure and ManicureYou enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure so why wouldn’t your kids?  Kids spas are on the rise according to an article in the Lake County News-Sun.  Apparently, kid spa “pedicures and manicures utilize ME! Bath’s ice cream-flavored polishes, so kids can have nails that smell like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or papaya nectar. Hairstyle themes run the gamut from “rockstar” to “princess” to “mermaid luau,” and hair extensions or a tiara are included.”

The only thing to top of your kid spa day would be a fabulous pair of flexflops in your favorite terry cloth color!

Read the full article here.

Kim Kardshian At The Spa

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the spa.  The photo reveals Kim getting a mani pedi in preparation for her upcoming song debut “Turn it Up.”  The celeb clearly uses spa days as a relaxation tool before her big day!  ContactMusic.com reports that the celeb will donate profits from her single to charity.

Photo credit: www.contactmusic.com

Read the full article here.

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Kobe Bryant Gets a Mani Pedi

Monday, February 7th, 2011


Photo credit: TMZ

Add Kobe Bryant to the list of superstar male athletes who’s not ashamed to get his mani-pedi on. TMZ notes that Bryant visited a nail salon last week.

Could this be the extra little somethin’ players need to become a 5x NBA champion, 13x NBA All-Star, and 2x NBA Finals MVP?

Kobe hit up a nail salon in Newport Beach, CA for a little mani-pedi action last Monday — the day after his Lakers lost a tough game to the Boston Celtics.

Continue reading this story at TMZ

Spa Spotlight: Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Looking for the best spa in your city? Want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes while you’re getting a facial or massage? Ever wonder what it takes to actually own a spa? We got you covered.

“Spa Spotlight” is a new, weekly initiative we’re embarking on to highlight spas around the United States. We’re going to feature spas in major cities like New York and Atlanta, and smaller cities like Guilford, Connecticut.

In fact, the first spa we’re highlighting is located in Guilford, CT!


Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center staff

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center
Location: 4 Water St., Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: (203) 458-7727
Website: http://www.rituals-spa.com

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center is a full-service day and med spa that offers a variety of treatments. From anti-stress, deep therapeutic, and sports massages to acne removal and botox treatments, they do it all.

Want your teeth whitened? They can do it for you. In desperate need of a mani pedi? They can do that for you too.

Their staff includes a doctor who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, two aesthetic nurse specialists, and several massage therapists, nail technicians, and make-up artists.

Do you want us to feature your favorite spa?

Send an e-mail to flexflop@gmail.com with the subject “Spa Spotlight” and tell us the name and location of it.

Concerns about fish pedis surface

Friday, January 28th, 2011


Photo credit: Wikipedia

We’ve talked about fish pedicures a few times on our Twitter page. They’re all the rage in Europe and Asia right now, but Peterborough Today reports that some animal welfare supporters are concerned about the health and well-being of the garra rufa fish being used.

A fish beauty treatment craze which has reached Peterborough has come under fire from animal welfare supporters.

The therapy where customers’ dead skin is nibbled off their feet by garra rufa fish has raised concerns that the fish would have to be starved to behave in this way.

Peter Hiscock, manager of Maidenhead Aquatics, in Peterborough Garden Park, Eye, said they refuse to sell the fish to anyone they suspect is setting up a spa.

He said: “To get them to do a good job you would need hundreds of fish kept at near starvation levels.

Continue reading this story at Peterborough Today

What do you think? Are the fish’s lives in danger?

Can Manly Men Get Pedicures Too?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Ladies, how often do you see men getting pedicures? Better yet, have you ever seen a man getting a pedicure?

A majority of men seem to believe pedicures are strictly for women. But don’t tell that to actors Bob Saget and Brendan Fraser, and future NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

They never got the memo that pedicures are a “women only” thing. If they did get the memo, we’re glad they were man enough to throw it in the trash.

You know who else didn’t get the memo? Rapper 50 Cent and his grandfather.

50 recently tweeted a few pics of him giving his grandfather a pedicure, stating, “He worked till he hurt his back to take care of us, so now I gotta take care of him…”


Well said, 50! There isn’t anything wrong with men pampering themselves.

But we want to know what you think. Do you think it’s OK for men to get pedicures?

Host A Back-to-School Spa Party for Girls

Friday, December 31st, 2010

For most kids around the country Winter break is almost over. Your child is probably dreading going back to school because she’s been waking up at noon, going to the movies with her friends, and has been homework-free for two weeks.

Ease some of her back-to-school stress by treating her and her friends to an at-home spa day!

An at-home spa day, or a spa themed party, sounds difficult to host but it’s not. Here’s a list of items you’ll need, and a brief how-to, for pulling off an amazing spa party.

What You’ll Need

Facial Cream, Foot Cream, Mani/Pedi Kits, Nail Polish (Multiple Colors), Scented Lotions

Atmosphere is Key

You want your girl and her friends to feel like they’re at a spa the moment they walk through your front door. Lighting scented candles (fresh linen or flower scents) is a great way to get them in the mood for some pampering.

Decorate the area you’ve designated for the party with flowers and hang neutral, solid-colored sheets around the room. Set up stations specifically for manicures, pedicures, facials, and skin care.

If you or someone you know is a great make-up artist, set up a station to teach your guests how to properly apply make-up.

To keep the party moving along, let each girl spend a minimum of 15 minutes at each station to ensure they get a proper spa treatment.

Drinks and Delectable Treats

Champagne and wine is definitely out of the question if you’re hosting a party for kids and teens. But give your guests the next best thing – sparkling cider. Serve it to them in plastic champagne glasses to give the party a more grown up feel.

In regards to food, finger-foods will work best. Tiny sandwiches, crackers and cheese on a stick, diced fruits, are light snacks that will keep their bellies from grumbling at the party.

Chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels are also fantastic treats to keep your guests satisfied.

No One Leaves Empty Handed

Before your guests leave, make sure you send them out with a goody bag. Include a bottle of nail polish, mini hand lotion, hair ties and clips, and a pair of Pedi-Please FlexFlops.

You can also give this goody bag to your guests before the party starts so they can use the items throughout the day.

Turn an ordinary home mani/pedi into an extraordinary experience

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mani/Pedi time. We love it. You love it.

There’s nothing like going to a spa or a salon to get your nails done. But what about those days when you’re just too tired to make the trip? Or maybe you’ve got bills to pay and a professional mani/pedi isn’t in your budget?

There’s a solution for that – do it at home!

A home mani/pedi doesn’t sound exciting, but it can be if you make it. Turn this ordinary experience into an extraordinary experience by following these simple steps:

1. Close the Door

Turn your bedroom into your personal sanctuary by keeping distractions out of sight, and out of mind. That means telling your kids and significant other that you need a little “me time,” and that they can only enter if there’s an emergency.

That may sound a little rude, or maybe even extreme, but you deserve to be in a place that’s all your own.

2. Set the Mood with Music

Who’s your favorite singer? What’s your favorite album to listen to? Break out your mp3 player and let the music put you in a state of bliss.

Below are some artists and albums we recommend to help you relax:

Sade – Soldier of Love










Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams









3. Be Comfortable

Just because you can’t go to a spa, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you’re at one.

Throw on a robe to complete the experience. You’ll be amazed at how fun an ordinary home mani/pedi can become if you do the little things to mimic a day at the spa – and dressing like you’re at one is a great way to start.

4. Soak Your Feet in Milk and Water

We know soaking your feet in milk and water sounds a little weird. But according to a tip we picked up at Teen Vouge, it will really help you get the most out of your pedicure.

Why? Because milk naturally nourishes the skin. Using water alone will quickly dry your feet out.

5. Look Extra Fab When You’re Done

When you’re done, stay smudge-free with a pair of pink Pedi Please FlexFlops. Not only are these comfy, but they look good too.

So when you’re ready to go back to the outside world, you’ll be stepping out in style and won’t have to worry about messing up your cute toes.