Pedicures: When to DIY and When to Visit a Pro

Pampering your feet is an important part of self-care, and pedicures are an excellent way to give them the attention they deserve. But the question often arises: Should you do your pedicure at home or go to a professional? In this blog post, we’ll look at the factors that can help you decide whether to DIY your pedicure or leave it to the experts.

Advantages of DIY pedicures

  • DIY pedicures are cost-effective and can save you money in the long run, as you won’t be paying for salon services.
  • You do not need to make any appointments and can do your pedicure in the comfort of your own home. This definitely makes them a convenient choice.
  • You have full control over the products and tools you use, tailoring them to your preferences and needs.
  • You can now remove calloused skin from your feet using at-home devices like the Scholl Expert Care Electric Foot File.
Scholl Electric Foot File - That September Muse

Disadvantages of DIY Pedicures

  • DIY pedicures can be time-consuming, especially if you’re new to the process.

Advantages of Professional Pedicures

  • Pedicure Professionals are experts, which increases the likelihood of attaining flawless results.
  • Though an electric foot file can solve most of the dry soles and callous issues, there’s nothing quite like a professional pedicure.
  • A nail spa or salon provides a luxurious and relaxing ambiance that can be difficult to replicate at home.

Disadvantages of Professional Pedicures

  • Professional pedicures may be pricey, especially if you include extras like nail art.
  • Appointments are required for professional services, which may be less convenient.

In my opinion, A DIY pedicure is sufficient if your feet are in generally good condition and you only need to moisturize and trim your nails. However, If you have a special event coming up and want your feet to look their best, a professional pedicure can ensure a polished look. If you have some foot concerns like corns, callouses, a professional salon can offer targeted treatments.

Finally, the decision to DIY your pedicure or leave it to the experts comes down to your personal preferences, needs, and budget. A mix of the two treatments can also be effective. This approach allows you to stay on your feet in between professional appointments. The goal is only to keep your feet healthy, happy, and beautiful.

Until next time, Ashh xo

*This is a sponsored article. All opinions are my own and unbiased.


  1. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing the pro’s and cons. I usually get pedicures at a salon but I’m thinking I should do more at home to save money.

  3. I usually do my own pedi’s at home, but it is hard for me to get appointments in sometimes and it is just easier/quicker to do it at home. I def. make an appt for my hair tho, ha ha! That is something I def. can’t do on my own.


  4. I really enjoy doing my own pedicure in the comfort of my home. It’s fun for me.

  5. I do my manicures and pedicures at home unless I’m going on a trip. It’s therapeutic for me!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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