How Long Does a Pedicure & Mani Pedi take & What to Expect

How Long Do Pedicures take & What to Expect
How Long Does a Pedicures & a Mani Pedi take & What to Expect

Pedicures can take anywhere between 45 minutes for a regular type and 60-90 minutes for other types that include the use of gel polish, nail art, extension, or other services such as paraffin wax.

How Long Does Different Types of Pedicures Take

Type of PedicureHow long it takes
Regular/Basic Pedicure45-60 minutes
Mani Pedi70-80 minutes
Express Pedicure30 minutes
Gel Pedicure60-75 minutes
Acrylic Pedicure60-90 minutes
Deluxe/Luxury/Spa Pedicure90 minutes
Paraffin Wax Pedicures60-70 minutes
How Long Do Different Pedicures Take

How Long Does a Basic/Regular Pedicure Take

A regular or basic pedicure should take around 45-60 minutes. What comes with a regular pedicure will vary with each salon. But you can expect:

  • Soaking of your feet for 10-15 minutes
  • Filing and exfoliation of your feet
  • A light massage
  • Cleaning of your toenails & fixing cuticles
  • Cutting, filing, and applying nail polish on your toenails

You can click here to read more about what is usually included in a pedicure.

How long Does a Mani Pedi Take

A basic Mani-Pedi can take roughly 70-80 minutes. A Mani Pedi is where you get both a manicure & pedicure done together at the same time.

How long a mani-pedi takes will vary greatly depending on the type of manicure and pedicure that you opt for.

When you get a mani-pedi it will be a bit more efficient since whilst your feet are soaking, work can be done to your fingernails.

Related Article: How Long do Manicures Really Take & What to Expect

How Long Does an Express Pedicure Take

Express Pedicures are the fastest pedicures they take roughly 30 minutes.

They focus mostly on the toenails and not on skin care, express pedicures just include the bare minimum which is

  • Fixing and neatening up the cuticles
  • Filing and cutting of the toenails
  • The application of nail polish.

How long Does a Gel Pedicure Take

A gel pedicure can take anywhere between 60-75 minutes.

Gel pedicures are the same as a basic or regular pedicure except they use gel polishes instead of normal nail polishes. Gel Polishes are UV cured and very durable.

This allows the gel pedicures to last longer around 2-3 weeks.

You can click here to read the Pros & Cons of a Gel Pedicure & How to DIY at Home

How Long Do Acrylic Pedicures Take

Acrylic Pedicures usually take 60-90 minutes. And they use acrylic to either make an overlay on your toenails or you can make a toenail extension.

They are the most durable type and will last for 3-4 weeks. You can click here to learn more about the Cost, Pros & Cons of Acrylic Pedicures.

How Long Does Deluxe or Spa Pedicure Take

Deluxe Pedicures also known as Luxury or Spa Pedicures take around 90 minutes. They include all of the standard services that you would get with a pedicure plus a thorough foot massage and an intense focus on skincare.

How Long Does a Paraffin Wax Pedicure take

A paraffin wax pedicure will take around 60-70 minutes. They include all of the services that a basic pedicure comes with plus paraffin wax is applied onto your feet.

This has a nice soothing effect and it helps to moisturize and exfoliate your feet. You can click here to learn more about the Benefits of a Paraffin Wax Pedicure and How to DIY at home