Getting A Summer Pedicure
at the Day Spa
major turning point in my life as a transgender girl came a year ago
when I decided to visit a day spa and receive a pedicure. Up until that
point, my face to face conversations with other people were extremely
limited and usually occurred at the cash register, but receiving a
pedicure at the day spa meant that I would be stuck in a chair for at
least 30 minutes with a live human being on the other end ready to chat
with her client.
It turned out to be one of the most positive experiences of my life, and
ever since then, when I have had a stretch of girl time, I always try to
start it off by visiting the day spa and getting a pedicure. This summer
was no different, and I was way excited to travel into the city today to
receive another pedicure and get my toes painted by a professional.
When receiving a pedicure, a girl has to be careful about her outfit. At
this particular day spa, they provide a leg massage up to the knees
along with the pedicure, so that eliminates jeans or capris
you want to forfeit the massage (which I didn't). Wearing a skirt or
dress can be tricky as well because it wouldn't be ladylike to give the
esthetician a glimpse of ones unmentionables even though she's likely
seen it all before. Being a lady, I wanted to wear as pretty of an
outfit as possible that was also suitable for the occasion, and I kept
coming back to my plum Elle dress with the darling floral pattern.
I look for any excuse to wear this dress, and I didn't feel as if I'd be
overdressed, especially if I paired the dress with a simple pair of
sandals, and so I wore my favorite dress along with my white strappy
sandals. As for my hair, I decided to wear it long and flowing, and I
was so giddy as I did my makeup knowing what was in store.
particular day spa that I visit is about a 30 minute drive away, and I
took plenty of selfies in the car while driving. As I arrived and parked
my car, I nearly skipped up the steps to the day spa and opened the
door. This particular day spa is by appointment only, and I partly
choose it because I want to avoid bigger crowds, and so as I stepped
into the lobby, the little bell informed the owner that a customer had
just arrived. I barely had time to take the selfie at right before Jeff
rushed into the lobby and greeted me by name and said that my
esthetician was ready. I was a little bit on edge because I wasn't sure
if it would be my friend Jenny because I was visiting the spa in the
afternoon instead of my usual morning appointment. Jeff immediately
me that Johana would assist me today, and so I gulped a bit ready to get
acquainted with a brand new girl.
Jeff showed me to the pedi seat, and I could hear someone in the back
room already filling the foot tub with warm water and bath salts. I was
barely situated when the new girl, Johana, came into the room with the
small tub and greeted me. Unlike Jenny, Johana didn't seem quite as
personable at first, and I was just hoping that she would take care of
those little details the same as Jenny.
I quickly learned through our conversation that Johana was 37 years old.
She was a single girl living with her mother in an apartment, and she
was also really concerned about her weight. She could tell from my feet
that I was a runner, and so we talked a bit about exercise and how hard
it is to get motivated to actually maintain a consistent exercise
routine. We also talked about diet and how hard it is to actually diet,
and I learned that both Johana and I can't avoid sweets. Some girls just
can't do it, and we were two of them.
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