How much does a pedicure cost?

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How much does a pedicure cost?

The cost of a pedicure in the UK can vary depending on the salon, location, and level of service chosen. On average, prices for a basic pedicure start at around £24, while more luxurious or specialized treatments can range from £30 to £60 or more. Factors such as additional services, spa amenities, and nail art may also affect the final cost of a pedicure.

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

Let's explore in detail the average pedicure cost in the UK. Some standard 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

You may pay upwards of £80 for a manicure and pedicure package with gel colour. You might get an express pedicure for £30. An express pedicure treatment usually consists of a hot towel to refresh the feet, trimming and shaping the nails and cuticles, exfoliating the feet, and applying lotion and nail polish.

Consider location if you schedule a frequent pedicure appointment every two to three weeks. There can be many choices in larger markets and cities with a Central Business District. Consider a 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 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 services 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 significantly in their quality and delivery. It's important to know what to expect and ask questions to find a professional 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 nail's surface, and applying polish. Most nail technicians consistently do these “basics”. Others will exfoliate the dead skin off the feet, particularly to 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 during the service. 

Amenities can vary from basic to all-inclusive pampering, including visiting your home or office. The more you expect from the nail technician, the higher the pedicure costs. For example, a highly-rated spa in Byron Bay offers pedicures for £70. These include massage, exfoliation, buff, file, cuticle work, trimming nails, a base coat, two coats of colour, and a topcoat. 

What are the differences between a pedicure and a manicure?

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

The other primary 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 £24 to £45. However, an upscale salon may offer massage chairs, mimosas, or beverages. For a salon like this, you can expect to pay anywhere from £50 to £70. 

Because pedicures are typical for bridal parties or other formal occasions, some nail technicians offer house calls and give 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 like this, you'll want to discuss the details and special pricing with the nail technician.  

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Why get pedicures?

Pedicured nails

Our feet carry the weight and stress of daily activities and often get ignored. The feet house more acupressure points than any other part of our body. When we take care of our feet, we care for 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, massaging the correct pressure points in the feet may alleviate these symptoms. A few minutes of massage and stimulation can improve your health. 

Getting pedicures allows for necessary “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 task! 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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