Where to Buy Pedicure Tubs
By Ashley Friedman
, last updated September 29, 2011
Taking care of one's feet is an essential task, and you will need the essential equipment, especially a great pedicure tub. Taking care of your feet can seem bothersome at first, because people often have their feet covered up for the most of the year. However feet need maintenance year-round, and anyone who has ever taken off their shoes in the springtime to reveal less than beautiful toes can attest to the challenge of getting long-neglected feed ready for open-toe shoe season. Historically, pedicures have been a woman's area but men, too,can benefit from foot care and should treat their feet like any other part of their body, so that come summertime, they aren't revealing hideously disfigured toes to the general public. Most men wear closed-toed shoes in general, but even the most modest shoe-wearer will likely have occasion to reveal his toes on the beach, in the park, or in other places where footwear is optional.
The solution doesn't have to be expensive. Plenty of men and women are capable of caring for their feet at home. One of the most practical ways to do that is to administer at-home pedicures. There are plenty of ways in which one can do that without breaking the bank. Giving your feet a rinse and a scrub in the shower is important, but even more useful is being able to soak feet in hot water, and wash and scrub them, before applying moisturizing lotion. Buying a pedicure tub is a great idea, because it will allow you to soak your feet in a basin of water without requiring that you fill up a bathtub ankle-high with water. Many people don't have bathtubs in their home, so the need for a basin in which to soak and wash their feet is even more pronounced.
Pedicure tubs are generally round or oval in shape and are made of rubber or plastic. Many of them plug into an outlet which can offer you bubbles, jets or a massaging feature. You want to make sure that you get a tub that is easy to clean. Some tubs have a pumice surface on the bottom, making it easier to scrub the feet against, but this can be difficult to clean.
There are several venues where one could purchase a pedicure tub. The most logical thing to do is an internet search for the closest beauty supply store in your area. Most beauty supply stores do sell pedicure tubs, and can do so for an affordable price. If you are in the market for something cheap, this would probably be your best bet. If there are no beauty supply stores in your area, online superstores like Amazon.com also sell a wide variety of beauty products at affordable prices and they can be delivered straight to your door. Another great idea is to contact your favorite nail salon and ask them where they would recommend buying a pedicure tub. Many salons do sell equipment and they may have some sort of discount or deal. Big box superstores like KMart, Target, and Wal-Mart also very often sell pedicure tubs, and other items for an at-home pedicure, such as pumice stones, moisturizer, nail clippers and nail polish.