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Old 02-21-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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I've never had a manicure or pedicure. I think it's a fad that has gotten totally out of hand, and people like sheep have fallen into the fad.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There are absolutely technicians who do nail care for seniors. When my MIL worked for a senior living center, they had a woman who did appointments several times a week. She had medical training and did medical/podiatric pedicures for seniors with circulation issues, diabetes, etc. It's a nice service.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've never had a manicure or pedicure. I think it's a fad that has gotten totally out of hand, and people like sheep have fallen into the fad.
It's not really any different than many other salon services.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Never had either...like some others here my feet are way too ticklish. I do my own and also use lotion
to keep my feet soft.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I've had one and got toenail fungus from it. I ended up having to have my toenail removed and let it grow back in again. I'm not going through that again.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Bottom line to all, as far as I'm concerned, we women need to pamper ourselves. It is not as if anyone else cares about our nails.
It does make a difference where you live. In Ohio it cost me $50 for a pedi, so now that we're retired I would not spend that much money. Here in GA, it is $28. Incl tip, so i am ok with that.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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Now that we have the no-pierced ears issue settled, I am emboldened to press on and see if anyone has totally foregone manicures and pedicures? Not excluding you men, but y'know.....


As usual, I'm the weirdo that has never had either. Just.....doesn't interest me.


Girls, are you out there?
Again, you are not alone. No pierced ears, and I have never had a manicure/pedicure (done by anyone by myself that is). I hate to admit that until I moved to TX where it seems that every second shop in the strip malls was dedicated to nails, I didn't really even think it was a 'thing'. Guess I have never been 'that girlie' after all, despite being female and liking to be one.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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They do! Hair, nails, and shaving of facial hair! I discovered this when my grandmother went in. She, of course, took care of facial hair most of her life. When she went into assisted living, my mom and aunt eventually started plucking the really noticeable ones, and finally, the nursing home provided the monthly shaving, at the same time as hair and nails.

I have had each done once: manicure for a prom, manicure as part of an overall spa package. I would rather spend my money on other things. I don't paint my nails myself, either.
Well, i hate to even say this, but I 'm 68 and I have many of these issues. I shave my chin every other day, and admit that it is a struggle to reach my toes. If you saw me, you would not know that these things were an issue, so I assume many women my age have these issues too. I confess, my biggest worry about growing my old is chin hair.

Sometimes when i go to the nail salon, there are really old people, with really knarly nails being attended to. Bless their hearts, the proprietors are a Vietnamese family business and they do a very good job for young and old.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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There are absolutely technicians who do nail care for seniors. When my MIL worked for a senior living center, they had a woman who did appointments several times a week.
My dad, who is going on 93 and nearly blind, has a regular appointment to care for his nails. That's very different from women "pampering" themselves with pedicures. Pedicures are fine if they're your thing, but they are by no means appealing to all.

On the other hand, helping seniors with the difficult aspects of personal hygiene is a necessity.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I never have. I won a gift card for a free mani-pedi, and still didn't go. Why? I had no idea what the procedure is and felt like a complete dork asking. Like, do they remove the old polish, or do I need to show up with it removed and my nails trimmed? Are we supposed to talk during the ordeal? Do I tip them? How do I know which services to ask for? Am I expected to leave right away, or do I hang around until my nails are dry? I see this as an international incident in the making.
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