The Secret to Doing Your Own Pedicure

Manicurist Mila Yagoudaief showed Health reader Lisa Heywood insider tricks to pulling off a salon-perfect pedi at home.

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Cut and file

Use a clipper to trim your toenails straight across so they’re about even with the top of your toes (leave just a hint of white tip). Next, use an emery board—like the Design Nails Nail Files ($2.49)—to softly round the outer edges of each nail.

Next: Remove the rough stuff

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