Frequently Asked Questions: The B-Sides

The long-standing FAQs page on this site still applies, but I thought it might be useful to share some slightly less commonly asked questions.

Q: Do people often fall asleep during their pedicures?

A: It happens all the time!

Q: Is it OK if I fall asleep during my pedicure?

A: Absolutely! In fact, I’ll take it as a compliment.

Q: Is it OK if I talk during my service?

A: It sure is! This is your time to relax, so I’ll follow your conversational lead.

Q: How long have you been in Vegas?

A: I’ve lived here since 2007, and Feetish has been around since 2013.

Q: What’s the best way to book an appointment with you?

A: Booking online through feetishspa.com is usually easiest for both of us, but you can also book future appointments during a current appointment (“rebooking” as we like to say), or by emailing, calling or texting me (Andrea).

Q: Do you get a lot of weird requests?

A: I actually get fewer weird requests as a self-employed spa professional than I did as a massage therapist at the two Vegas resort spas where I worked, and even fewer than I would get at the fancy day spa where I worked in Rochester, NY. I think it’s because I’m a pretty good communicator, and that’s really important to me. When receptionists who aren’t service providers are booking spa services at larger facilities, they may not pick up on a caller’s subtext and vibe.

Q: OK, but what’s the WEIRDEST request you’ve ever heard?

A: An Instagram request from a European gentleman who wanted some dead foot skin shavings. I didn’t rule out sending him some of mine (you should never give away a client’s castoffs without their consent, of course), but he didn’t want to pay for overseas postage.

Q: What do you like to do in Vegas?

A: In no particular order: Getting massages, taking photos of abandoned places and cemeteries, hiking in the desert,  Trauma Recovery Yoga, eating at Vegas’ fun restaurants, working on creative projects with friends, and turning my backyard into a residential Meow Wolf-esque wonderland.

Q: Who massages you?

A: I have a few massage therapist friends who take good care of me.

Q: Do you think you’ll always live in Vegas?

A: I used to say “yes”, but now I’m not so sure. I love it here, but I also have a dream of living on land with hot springs and building a little retreat. Who knows!

Q: What does the future of Feetish look like?

A: I’d like to find some tenants to share my office who are on a similar wavelength to my own, but beyond that I’d be happy to get through the rest of 2020 without a major personal catastrophe!

Q: I have questions that you haven’t answered. How can I ask them?

A: Drop me an email here. Keep ’em coming!

Thanks friends!

I Love Men’s Pedicures

OK, to be completely honest I love performing all pedicures regardless of the recipient’s gender, but it is so amazing to see dudes taking care of their feet!

If you’re a guy who has not had the pleasure of visiting Feetish for the most luxurious pedicure in Las Vegas, let me describe the experience in a manner that may convince you to try one (or at the very least may put your pedicure-considering mind at ease).

Every Feetish Spa Parlor appointment is performed by me (Andrea). I’m happy to answer any questions you may have before, during or after your appointment, and I am adamant about providing the level of service that I myself would find utterly delightful.

80% of your pedicure will be performed in a darkened room while you’re relaxing on a cushy massage table (face up, fully clothed, optional blanket and table warmer). During the other 20% you’ll be sitting up while soaking your feet.

Cleanliness and sanitation are extremely important to me! In addition to the COVID-19 policies described here, I am also on top of disinfecting all non-porous reusable implements, and promptly discarding all single-use implements immediately following each appointment. Your skin will be in contact with clean, properly sanitized surfaces during your visit, because I won’t accept anything less.

My treatment room is private. Our conversation is private. Your feet are my business and nobody else’s.

I’m a licensed nail tech, esthetician, and massage therapist. This means I have advanced training in nail care, skin care, and muscular concerns. When it comes to feet, this is a big deal! I also have foot issues of my own (Morton’s toe! Overpronation! High arches! An overlapping pinky toe!) so I’m pretty relatable and extremely non-judgmental.

Men’s pedicures can include buffing the nails to a matte finish or to a shine, regular nail polish, or gel polish. I’ve performed each one of these options on male clients more times than I can count. It’s your choice, and there’s no extra charge for any of these finishing touches.

Men’s pedicures also include a thorough smoothing of calluses, a foot soak and scrub, trimming toenails and filing them, pushing cuticles back (and trimming them if needed), a soothing foot and leg massage, deep hydrating lotion application, and some time wrapped up in steamed towel booties. And guess what! These steps are included in ALL of Feetish’s 90 and 120 minute pedicures, so it doesn’t matter what your gender is: Book whichever pedicure catches your eye.

I hope this blog post demystified what a men’s pedicure at Feetish Spa Parlor consists of, and I hope you’ll get in touch if you have any questions. Come on in and let me spoil your feet!

Weird Times Update, July 2020

July 2020

Hello friends!

Thanks so much for your patience and cooperation during Feetish’s reopening adventure!

You’ve been overwhelmingly happy to mask-up, and it means the world to me to feel so much appreciation directed toward my safety and sanitation habits.

In addition to all of the COVID-19 policies listed at feetishspa.com, I’ve also been getting tested every 1 – 2 weeks. Rest assured if I turn up “positive” I will be alerting clients and closing my office for the appropriate amount of time. I’m very careful about social distancing, masking, and spending time in enclosed spaces, but I just want you to know that your well-being is my top priority during these weird times.

Much Love,

Andrea

New Posh Link + Giving Back

Thanks for using my Posh link to shop for cruelty-free bath, body and skin care items since 2015!

I was recently able to update my site to https://feetish.po.sh so please update your bookmarks.

I’m also thrilled to announce that each quarter I’m going to donate 10% of all online Posh sales to a Las Vegas-based non-profit. This quarter I’ve chosen to support Gender Justice Nevada (my New Orleans Square neighbor) because of their intersectional approach to supporting our LGBTQIA+ community.

New Posh comes out on August 1st this year. Please let me know if you have any skin care questions. Thanks so much!

Featured Special

Feetish’s most popular post-lockdown special has been the two hour Foot Stimulus Package!

It’s a luxurious two hour peppermint pedicure with additional peppermint aromatherapy sprinkled throughout the room. Choose between nail buffing, regular polish or gel polish.

Add CBD oil to your foot soak and massage lotion at no extra charge!

$99

Reopening News

June 2020

Hello dear friends,

Feetish is reopening on June 12th! (By appointment only, as is customary.)

I posted about it on social media yesterday and the support from everyone has been beyond heartwarming! Weekend #1 is already totally booked! Thanks all!

I invite you to check out the important updates at feetishspa.com, most notably my COVID-19 policies, and my new menu items including Post-Lockdown Specials, longer specialty pedicures, and outdoor massage therapy services.

Stay safe and I hope to see you before long!

Andrea

Featured New Service

Shelter In Self Care

A unique and ultra relaxing spa treatment performed in a PRIVATE darkened room on a cushy massage table. You’ll remain completely clothed except for your feet.

Are you stressed the hell out? Are you tired of wearing worry on your brow? Would you like to enjoy deep relaxation while skin-benefiting essential oils are applied to your forehead, temples and feet using expert massage techniques? Does a hydrating foot mask with steamed towels sound like heaven right now? If so, Shelter In Self Care was made for you.

60 minutes   $79   (without nail care)

120 minutes   $129   (with nail care, foot exfoliation, and regular polish, gel polish or buffing)

Things have changed but…

I am working on some delightful new surprises for you!

Individual snack bags, complimentary nail art with pedicures and more! Stay tuned!

Greetings & Updates, May 2020

May 2020

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you well, all things considered.

Today lots and lots of Nevada businesses were allowed to reopen (with new rules, of course).

Feetish is not open yet. Technically I run an “aesthetics” establishment, and we were not included in the governor’s phase 1 reopening plan.

Please don’t be mad! I’m not. This just gives me more time to prepare for your visit! I’m upgrading my sanitation protocols to be EVEN STRICTER than they were before (gasp!), I’m working on getting my hands on decent PPE, and I’m rearranging the spa to reduce the number of porous surfaces that your body may come in contact with.

I’ll also be changing my hours to Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10am – 9pm (still by appointment only). I’m in the process of updating feetishspa.com and I hope to have it mostly done by the end of this month…you can expect some new services and some new COVID-19 protocols. It’s a work in progress at this moment, so browse at your own risk.

When will Feetish reopen? I’m tentatively eyeballing Friday, June 12th. You’ll know more when I do, but in the meantime I just need you to know that I love and appreciate you. Thanks so much for your patience and support. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Stay safe,

Andrea

In the meantime, would you like to shop with me online?

Many thanks to everyone who has purchased personal care items from me online during the shutdown.

Do you need hand cream, soap, or other personal hygiene supplies?

You can shop for Posh here, or Avon here. 🙂

Social Media

I’ll send another email out when I know 100% what my reopening date and changes look like, but I’ll also invite you to follow Feetish on social media for more (usually quicker) details.

Facebook:

Feetish Spa Parlor

Andrea

Instagram:

Feetish/Andrea (it’s all the same)

Thanks!

How To Smooth Rough Soles

One of the most common compliments I receive from clients following my pedicures is “I have new feet! They’ve never been so smooth!”, and one of the most common questions I hear is “What can I do to keep this going at home?”. Well, my life is an open book and I want you to get as much enjoyment from your feet as is humanly possible, so here’s what I do at Feetish to get those rough, dry soles back to baby soft feet.

FOOT SOAK

Soak feet for at least 10 minutes in warm water, using a magnesium salt-rich bath bomb (but not an oily one…I’ll explain why later) or bath salts. Again, avoid heavy oils or butters at this stage.

SCRUB

Use a clean-rinsing foot or body scrub on legs and feet. Again, not one that leaves an oily residue.

DRY FEET OFF AND APPLY CALLUS SOFTENER

I use Footlogix Callus Softener and the Footlogix Stainless Steel Foot File. Let the softener absorb into your soles for a few minutes, then gently run the foot file over your calluses. You should start to see dead skin rolling up and falling off of your feet. (Do this over a towel for easy clean up. And remember the no oily residue rule? If there’s oil on your soles the callus softener won’t absorb into your skin and this step won’t be successful.)

LET FEET DRY

When you can’t feel anymore moisture on your freshly-filed soles, use a 100/180 grit nail file to further smooth calluses. You can start with the 100 grit side and finish with a pass using the 180 grit side. If you do ANY of the steps up to and including this one, do this step as it will give you the most bang for your buck.

MOISTURIZE

Use a warm, damp towel to remove the “dust” from your feet and apply a thick, rich moisturizer on your entire foot. This can be a body butter (I like Fresh Creamy Milk Body Butter found here) or if you want an even thicker moisturizer, use shea butter or a shea butter based balm (I like the Skin Sticks found here, especially The Healer). Put socks on over this layer of product and go about your day (or night). Moisturize using the same product every morning (and evening as well if you feel you need it). NOTE: If you are prone to athlete’s foot, avoid putting non-medicated lotions and creams between your toes.

ADDITIONAL HOME FOOT CARE IDEAS

Buzz Peel Body Exfoliating Gel is a fun, interesting, satisfying product to use on your soles. You apply a small amount to dry, rough skin and rub it in. Within seconds you’ll see dead skin start to roll up and off of your feet. You can use it a few times per week if you’d like. Find Buzz Peel here.

Find Fizi Bath Bombs for your foot soak here. I prefer the Sweet Lavender formula when it’s available.

Baby Foot Foot Peel will likely cause your dead foot skin to fall off in sheets over the course of 3 – 10 days. Find it here.

RESET YOUR SOLES

Most times it can be beneficial to come in for a pedicure first (like Feetish’s Dead Soles Pedicure) so a professional who loves smoothing your soles (like me!) can get your new feet off on the right foot. After this reset, your self care routine will be so much easier and more effective.

I hope this blog post was helpful! If you need some hands on assistance, please book a pedicure with me at Feetish. I’d love to smooth your soles. 🙂

What Makes A Feetish Pedicure “The Best Pedicure In Las Vegas”

Recently a few lovely new Feetish clients told me they found me by Googling “best pedicure in Vegas” and Feetish came up as the top (non-paid-for) result. For obvious reasons I was tickled to hear this, and it got me thinking: What makes Feetish’s pedicures stand out in a city where you can get a great pedicure at a five star hotel just a few miles down the road?

ENVIRONMENT

While I was designing Feetish, my goal was to create a total environment that would give my guests the opportunity to escape time and space for a little while. A little bit Victorian parlor and a little bit curiosity shop, with a clean, comfortable spa vibe that didn’t look like anything you’d think you’d find in Las Vegas. Attention to uncommon details: The ceiling (matte black decorative tiles), the lighting (dimmed chandeliers), the linens (blacks, grays), and the decor (candles, anatomical posters and models, butterflies, crystals, etc.), white noise, music, essential oils diffused daily, chocolates in a candy dish. Each and every service performed one-on-one on a comfy, padded massage table in a private treatment room, which is essentially unheard of in a nail salon setting.

SERVICES

I am a meticulous pedicurist. Sanitation, quality products, expert massage skills, thorough exfoliation, detailed nail care, and damn near perfect polish; these are some of the things that I love focusing on during every pedicure at Feetish. You know what else I love doing at Feetish? Coming up with themed pedicures that you can’t get anywhere else: The Walking Ped (zombie themed pedicure with a warm, mushy brains foot soak), Bela LuToesi’s Ped (vampire themed pedicure with a warm candle wax massage and shimmer powder application), The Grateful Ped (quite possibly the first CBD pedicure ever offered in Las Vegas), and so many more! You can’t rush quality, so I don’t offer any pedicures shorter than 90 minutes. I have very high standards for my work!

PRODUCTS

Could I use cheaper products? Of course. I could buy bulk oils, scrubs and creams made with inexpensive ingredients by the gallon (or five gallon tub, or fifty five gallon drum) and reduce my product cost on each pedicure by a couple of bucks. But you know why I don’t? I care about what I put on my clients’ skin. I insist on using cruelty free products that don’t contain sulfates, parabens, pthalates or fillers whenever possible. I carry nail polishes that range from OPI (your standard quality salon brand) to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (cruelty free boutique line that doesn’t contain many irritating ingredients commonly found in nail polishes) to 786 (a cruelty free vegan line that’s halal, breathable and free from eleven of the most common nail polish irritants).  I will always use the best products that I’ve found to get the results that I expect from my pedicures.

HOSPITALITY

Your comfort is my priority. I don’t subscribe to a one size fits all philosophy, so all of Feetish’s services are customized to help you reach your self care goals. I’m one of those people that really enjoys communicating so I can make sure you’re beyond satisfied with your pedicure when you leave Feetish and head back out into the world.

I think that sums up what makes Feetish’s pedicures the top rated pedicures in Las Vegas! If you’ve ever left me an online review, I present you with a million thanks from the bottom of my heart. You’re what makes it possible for me to do what I love for a living. ❤

Lose Your Winter Funk At Feetish

March 2020

Hello friends!

I want to give massive thanks to everyone who came by during last month’s Feetish Grand Opening event. It was by far the most well-attended event in Feetish’s seven year history! I am so happy to have found a home at New Orleans Square, and things are just getting better and better around here. Whether you live in Las Vegas, overseas or anywhere in between, your support is what makes all of this possible. Thank you!

XOXO,

Andrea

Tuesday Toesday Pedicure Special!

NOW WITH LATER HOURS!

11am – 9pm! 

Get a jump start on your warm weather foot care routine! On Tuesdays from March 24th through April 28th Feetish will be open two extra hours! This means you can book a Tuesday Toesday 90 Minute Deluxe Spa Pedicure at 7pm(!) while saving $10! That’s just $79 for 90 minutes of relaxation that includes a bath bomb, foot and leg scrub, major sole smoothing exfoliation, a super hydrating foot creme massage, steamed towels, detailed nail care, and your choice of buffing, regular polish or gel polish! Book online at feetishspa.com and ask me anything!

The Green Man Exchange Event

Feetish has once again joined forces with Las Vegas Oddities, this time to welcome spring in the weirdest way possible!

On Friday March 20th from 5pm – 10pm, Oddities and Feetish will be open late for shopping and shenanigans. This event is FREE to attend!

We’ll have unique vendors and chair massages for tips in the courtyard outside of Feetish!

View more details here.

Hope to see you there!

Feetish’s Grand Opening & Online Fundraiser

February 2020

Happy 2020!

Feetish’s Grand Opening event is FINALLY here!

Stop by Feetish Spa Parlor between 3pm and 10pm on Saturday, February 15th to celebrate!

Enjoy delicious food (FREE!), check out Feetish’s treatment rooms, shop for cruelty free body care and skin care items, browse weird art, and enjoy interesting conversation with friends new and old! That same evening starting at 5pm you can also check out several fascinating vendors at Las Vegas Oddities’ Black Hearts Bazaar! Plus the Sci Fi Center will be playing movies in the courtyard! Hang out with the New Orleans Square weirdos and be fed and entertained for free!

I really hope you can make it,

Andrea

Online Safe Nest Fundraiser

Between now and February 14th, 2020, 25% of every Perfectly Posh bath, body & skin care purchase made online through https://poshgoth.po.sh (choose the fundraiser at checkout) will be donated to Safe Nest to assist those working to escape domestic violence. Thank you for your support!

Feetish Room Rental & New Services

Need a room at New Orleans Square to work out of or hang out in? Feetishspa.com has got you covered!

Andrea now offers Gemstone Warm Oil Facials, Reiki, and packages including up to 6 hours of relaxation in a private meditation room! Check them out here.

Valentine’s Day Shopping

Tons of new gift certificates are now available online at feetishspa.com! Purchase online, print to give, or send as an email when they least expect it!

I can also put a bath, body & skin care gift basket together for you. Give me your budget and I’ll make it cute! ❤

Holiday Gossip!

December 2019

Hi friends!

Feetish’s new location at New Orleans Square is making visitors (and your humble narrator) smile! Tons of free parking, more availability, new services and specials…and now with a faux fireplace and Bose sound!

If you’d like to visit during December I’d suggest booking soon, as Feetish will be closed during Christmas week (12/22 – 12/29). You can see all available openings at feetishspa.com.

Thanks so much for your support throughout 2019. Happy holidays!

Love,

Andrea

NEW! The Toes On Film Pedicure

Get weird with it!

This two hour Deluxe Spa Pedicure includes an additional 30 minutes for a photo shoot feet-uring your beautiful, freshly-pedicured toes! Three edited, digital photos will be emailed to you the same day of your pedicure. Post on social media and live your best Feetish life!150 minutes   $179

NEW! More Convenient Gift Certificates

Gift certificates in handier denominations are now available online at feetishspa.com. Click on the “gift certificates” link on the main page, and scroll down to see certificates from $25 – $300 (plus popular pedis and packages!).

Gift certificates can be printed out to give in person, or sent via email.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!