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crfesi 01.09.2009 00:02

Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
I am looking for a place to get a spa pedicure. I am looking to spend under 60 swiss francs. I used to get a mani and spa ped with tip for under $30 in the U.S. Has anyone found a place to get a spa pedicure here in Switzerland. I live in Zofingen, but willing to travel. Please help girls!

Guest 03.09.2009 12:11

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
Hi,

I am looking for a place to have my pedicure done as well, but in Basel.
I suggest asking in the beauty salons, I found a place to have my naikls done but no pedi.
Unfortunately they will charge a lot more here than in the US

Good luck!

Angela

The Eagle 21.10.2009 12:54

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
Hi, anyone interested in a nice traditional pedicure and footscrub? Call me up... I live in Fribourg though!

The Eagle

Fox 21.10.2009 13:08

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
they do great Pedicures at the AVEDA spa in Basel...about 70 CHF but great and nail polish stayed put for weeks

Xana 05.02.2010 16:33

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Eagle (Post 583597)
Hi, anyone interested in a nice traditional pedicure and footscrub? Call me up... I live in Fribourg though!

The Eagle

Hi the Eagle,

Are you a beautician ? Could you give more information about your pedicure and footscrub ... Do you work at home ?

BTW, I live in Villars-sur-Glāne.

amania 16.02.2010 10:06

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
hello crfesi,

sorry but you just cant compare the prices btw the US and switzerland... the cost / expense ratio is just simply not compareable. the cost of running a business alone can't be compred, neither can the wholesale price of products and hourly rate of an employee.

besides, as a beautician, some of the feet we get in, are just simply horrendous!

plus the quality of work in comparison to the US cannot be compared either. when i'm in the US, most time's i'm done in 20 mins (30 mins if i get a massage). cuticules and nail plate are not properly cleaned and the callus is only scrubbed superficially. sometimes i doubt, some of the ladies hold a comparable certificate. admittadly, i know nothing of the minimum qualifiaction needed to practice beauty in the US (is a part-time evening course enough to look for employment or open your own business???)

you also have to take into consideration, that we as fully qualified beauticians, are trained to recognise any condition or contaigous diseases, when not to touch them and if they belong into the hands of a doctor!

plus you'd want your pedicurist to be working with sterile equiptment, that means fresh nail files and sterilised equiptment...

taking all this into consideration, i'm looking at material cost of about 12 to 15 francs - that is not including my shop rent, my salary and the possible overtime i spend, if i have to work on feet longer than 45 mins (not including applying the polish)...

so thanks to all of you for your consideration towards your beautician!
keyah

MathNut 16.02.2010 10:19

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
Hi Keyah, welcome to the forum. :)

I agree with you on the labor and overhead costs, but don't you think you are overgeneralizing just a bit on the quality? There are plenty of dodgy nail/pedi salons here, and plenty of good ones in the US.

(I also don't know if the general state of people's feet is really that different here vs. the US... think you'd need someone with lots of experience on both sides of the pond to comment on that.)

Mrs. Doolittle 16.02.2010 10:19

Re: Looking for a SPA PEDICURE
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crfesi (Post 536379)
I am looking for a place to get a spa pedicure. I am looking to spend under 60 swiss francs. I used to get a mani and spa ped with tip for under $30 in the U.S. Has anyone found a place to get a spa pedicure here in Switzerland. I live in Zofingen, but willing to travel. Please help girls!


Forget US prices. There is no point in comparing them.

There is a price list for the Novum Spa in Baden.
http://www.limmathof.ch/
Manicure 55 chf. Pedicure 55.

This might also be worth calling.
http://www.butterfly-hairnails.ch/


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