Going to a salon for a pedicure has always felt like an unnecessary luxury to me, a wasted $15-$35 dollars on a service that always feels both superfluous and subpar. I think that a big part of this, for me, is that the tiny bit of time the technician spends scrubbing my feet with a pumice stone isn’t enough to put a dent in the calluses on my feet. Plus, given that when I polish my own toenails I have the benefit of using both hands—a luxury not afforded when polishing fingernails—I can generally polish my toenails well enough myself. Feet often require less perfection than hands in the polishing department, so if my laughably bad polishing skills can get the job done, then I think anyone can polish their own toenails.
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