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Eight great Canberra pedicures

Elisabeth Sander O'Hearn

With that warm spring weather rolling in, the winter boots are back in the closet and the sandals are making their first appearance of the season.

But if your toes aren’t in any state to say hello, fear not as Canberra has more than enough salons to get you perfectly polished.

Skin Deep Beauty Therapy, Reid

Nothing short of a luxurious treatment, your feet are first soaked in rose petals and peppermint oil.

A light salt exfoliation followed by a soothing aromatherapy oil massage leaves your feet feeling soft and smooth. For an additional price, Skin Deep also offers a unique microdermabrasion treatment for hands and feet to slough away that tough winter skin. Prices start at $60 and appointments are essential.

6162 0586 | www.skindeep-canberra.com.au

Love Nails, Manuka

A central salon to visit with a friend or two, Love Nails has numerous pedicure chairs ready for your pampering. Walk-ins are certainly welcome, however the salon has numerous regulars so be prepared to find the chairs full on occasion. You can be sure to grab a coffee at a local café while you wait!

6295 1117

Soma Day Spa, New Acton

Perfect for those in a rush but still want quality, Soma offers express treatments at just $39. You may be in and out within half an hour but you’ll still get your nails filed and buffed to perfection. Deluxe treatments are also offered for those who have a bit more time on their hands (or feet!). Bookings are recommended.

6162 3636 | www.soma.net.au

Carol da Silva Beauty Therapy, Manuka

Found in Manuka, this beauty salon offers a pedicure that you’re sure to come back for time and time again. Using cult Ella Bache products, your feet are first gently exfoliated with a Loofah Earth Body Polisher followed by a comforting foot and leg massage. This moisture rich foot treatment will hydrate and restore suppleness, as well as protect your skin from future dehydration. Prices start from $65. Bookings are recommended.

This moisture rich foot treatment will hydrate and restore suppleness, as well as protect your skin from future dehydration. Prices start from $65. Bookings are recommended.

6295 6101 | www.caroldasilvabeautytherapy.com

Beaute2Suit, Canberra City

In the centre of the city you’ll discover an invigorating pedicure at Beaute2Suit. The calf and foot massage included in their pedicures are sure to bring you back in the future, not to mention that their skincare products are imported from Spain. The team here also offers a business pedicure for men, focused on removing hard skin. Dull and dry skin is no fun for anyone, but Beate2Suit can take care of that in no time. Appointments are recommended with prices starting from $65.

The team here also offers a business pedicure for men, focused on removing hard skin. Dull and dry skin is no fun for anyone, but Beate2Suit can take care of that in no time. Appointments are recommended with prices starting from $65.

6257 7789 | www.beaute2suit.com.au

Glamorous Nails & Spa, Fyshwick

When you need a break from all the shopping at the Canberra Outlet Centre, go pick out that perfect spring nail colour and experience a pedicure at Glamorous Nails & Spa. There are enough chairs for your friends to join and walk-ins are certainly welcome! The prices are reasonable and the service is great, so it’s worth stopping by during your next shopping trip.

6239 2799 | www.facebook.com/Glamorous-Nails

Mystique Beauty, Gungahlin

North siders can rejoice as they need not venture too far to indulge in a relaxing pedicure. Mystique Beauty offers both express and deluxe pedicures, so being short on time is no reason not to pay this salon a visit.

Their pedicure treatments start with a foot soak, followed with a focus on exfoliation to buff away those dead skin cells. Moisture is restored and tough heels are softened with a paraffin wax treatment. Their express pedicure is only $45 and the deluxe just $65. Bookings are required.

6242 4542 | mystique-beauty.com.au

Elisabeth Sander O'Hearn

Despite struggling to throw together a few catchy sentences about herself, Elisabeth hopes she can portray Canberra in a much more positive light. Although she’s read Her Canberra articles meticulously, Elisabeth has still fallen prey to making poor dining choices- a fate she wouldn’t wish on anyone. She may be leaving the country’s capital in a few weeks for some overseas travel – but she’ll only speak fondly of the city that’s been her home for the past nine years.

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  • CLJF

    Why are Australian beauty services so expensive? At those prices, a pedicure is going to be one thing I do myself.

    • Tina Williams

      Because the reputable salons are hygienic, their staff properly trained and they give professional service.

      • CLJF

        They are in other countries too, but at a far lower price.