Boys and men both enjoy the benefits of receiving regular pedicures.

How to Do a Pedicure for a Boy

by Maria Pitts Roberts

If you think women and girls are the only only ones who love and benefit from regular pedicures, guess again. Men and boys alike have joined their female counterparts in the joys of receiving pedicures as part of a proper foot care regimen. Giving a boy a pedicure can help prevent ingrown toenails, stave off foot fungus and keep feet smooth and presentable.

How-to Do a Pedicure for a Boy

Fill a basin with warm water. Add foot soak for aromatherapy purposes or as an aid to prepare the skin for exfoliation. Place both feet into the basin, and soak for 10-15 minutes.

Remove your feet from the basin, and cut your toenails with a toenail clipper.

Dry your feet with a towel. File your toenails to the preferred shape by placing the file underneath your nail and filing gently. Buff, polish and shine your toenails with the nail buffer.

Apply cuticle oil to the nail beds of your toes to soften them. Push back your cuticles with a cuticle stick.

Exfoliate your feet with bath gloves or by applying foot scrub. Remove any additional dry spots with a callus file.

Remove any additional dirt from under your toenails with a nail brush. Rinse both feet, and dry them with a towel.

Moisten your feet with a foot cream.

Apply a clear base or top coat nail polish to your toenails to prevent chipping or breaking.

Items you will need

  • Basin or foot tub
  • Foot soak
  • Toenail clipper
  • Towel
  • Nail file
  • Nail buffer
  • Cuticle oil
  • Cuticle stick
  • Foot scrub or bath gloves
  • Callus file
  • Nail brush
  • Foot cream
  • Base or top coat polish


  • Make sure all tools are clean and sterile prior to use.
  • Be gentle when pushing back the cuticles, as the nail beds are delicate areas of the feet, and too much pressure can cause cuts or tears.

About the Author

Based in Baltimore, Maria Pitts Roberts, known as RiaRob, is a writer, editor, blogger and consultant. She uses her years of communications experience to edit books, contribute articles to various sites, and assist businesses with brand identity, marketing and public and media relations initiatives. She holds a Master of Science in information systems from Strayer University.

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