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$30 - $70







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Pedicures on natural nails can easily be done at home. However, you'd need to buy the supplies, find the time when you are uninterrupted, and have the patience to pamper your feet with a full set complete pedicure. Sometimes, getting a full set professional pedicure is easier and more fun.

A basic pedicure costs around $35. However, for an upscale salon or additional services, you may pay closer to $75. Pedicures, like manicures, can offer regular polish, gel polish, French tips, or nail art on natural nails. However, gel or acrylic finishes aren't typically applied to the feet. 

People often seek more frequent pedicures for their natural nails during the summer when they are sporting sandals and open-toed shoes or before they leave for a tropical vacation. However, some people enjoy a pedicure on a consistent, year-round schedule. 

Let's explore in detail the average pedicure cost in Australia. Some common pedicure prices you may find on Airtasker are:

Type of pedicure

Price guide

Basic pedicure


French pedicure


Salon pedicure


Manicure/pedicure combination


Nail art (per nail)


Cost of pedicures and maintenance

In Aukland, with the suggested salon prices, you may pay upwards of $120 for a manicure and pedicure package with gel colour. While in Sydney, you might get an express pedicure for $55. An express pedicure usually consists of a hot towel to refresh the feet, trimming and shaping the toenails and cuticles, exfoliating the feet, and applying lotion and polish. 

There can be many choices in larger markets and cities with a Central Business District. Consider a nail service or location that is easily accessible, has hours that fit your schedule, and has a nail technician you can relate to. A nail technician to handle your manicure and pedicure needs can be someone you hire for years to come. You must ask the right questions from the beginning to ensure they can provide the nail service you seek.

Ask yourself these questions to find the nail technician that is right for you:

  • How much can you afford? Consider the initial pedicure and frequency of desired maintenance.

  • Do you want regular pedicures for the summer or year-round?

  • What level of service and amenities do you prefer?

Pedicure basics

Pedicure service

Pedicures can vary greatly in their quality and delivery. It's important to know what to expect and ask questions to find a nail technician that offers the level of services and amenities you want. 

The basics of a pedicure include trimming and shaping the nails, trimming cuticles, buffing the surface of the nail, and applying nail polish. Most nail technicians consistently do these “basics”. Others will exfoliate the dead skin off the feet, particularly the callused areas. In addition, others will massage the feet and/or the legs. If you are looking for someone who gives you a total relaxation experience, ask if they massage the feet and legs. Some will also offer sparkling water, champagne, or hot tea.  It depends on the individual salon.

Amenities can vary from basic to all-inclusive pampering, including visiting your home or office. The more you expect from the spa pedicure and the nail technician, the more you can expect to pay. A highly-rated spa in Byron Bay offers pedicures for $70. These include massage, exfoliation, buff, file, cuticle work, trimming, acrylic nails done, a base coat, two coats of polish shellac, of colour, and a top coat.

What are the differences between a pedicure and a manicure?

Pedicures, unlike manicures, differ greatly in the level of pampering you receive and the technician's skill. Someone who enjoys their legs and feet massaged will specifically ask the technician if that is part of their included service. Some technicians do very little in the way of massage and almost seem hurried. Others offer a lengthy massage of several minutes. 

The other main variable for a pedicure is the salon. While manicures don't differ much from salon to salon, pedicures do. Some salons offer your basic pedicure at an affordable price, typically ranging from $30 to $45. However, an upscale salon may offer massage chairs, mimosas, or other alcoholic beverages. For a salon like this, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $70. There are also salons that charge custom prices.

Because pedicures are common for bridal parties or other formal occasions, some nail technicians will offer house calls and give a full set of manicures and pedicures to an entire group. This can be a special treat for groups who want to enjoy several hours of pampering. For special requests such as this, you'll want to discuss the details and expect the technician to set custom prices.

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Why get pedicures?

Pedicured nails

Our feet carry the weight and stress of daily activities and often get ignored. Yet feet house more acupressure points than any other part of our body. When we take care of our feet, we actually take care of our organs. 

Everything from our lungs, sinuses, digestion, and hormones is controlled through different points in the feet. In addition, if you suffer from headaches, sinus pressure, asthma, indigestion, or a host of other conditions, these symptoms may be alleviated by massaging the correct pressure points in the feet. A few minutes of massage and stimulation can actually improve your health. 

In addition to our overall health, getting pedicures and other services such as paraffin treatment allows for important “me time”. Research has proven you are more productive, happier, and healthier when you take time to pamper yourself. Many women will eliminate pedicures in the winter or lessen their frequency since they aren't showing their feet. Although showing off beautiful feet and freshly painted toes is a bonus, the emotional benefits of “me time” can make a pedicure worth it year-round. 

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With this pedicure cost guide, you can start posting a tas! Once your task is up, Taskers nearby will respond with their offers. Check their profiles, ratings, and reviews to see which pedicure service fits your needs. For more details on the process, see how it works. You can also add these details to your post:

  • Your budget

  • Your location

  • Your specific pedicure request

  • Your schedule

The more information you provide, the easier it will be for your Tasker to give you an accurate quote. You can have those newly pedicured toes with Airtasker!

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FAQs on pedicure services

Before you get your toes painted and treated, here are some things to remember:

  • Avoid painting discoloured toenails.

  • Don’t shave your legs before an appointment to prevent bacteria from entering small cuts or nicks.

  • Avoid sharing the same tools. 

  • Don’t leave your toes wet to prevent infection or athlete’s foot risk. 

Professional pedicures may last for one to two weeks. Getting a pedicure at least once a month is recommended to keep your toenails healthy.

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