Manicures are one of the easiest ways to pamper yourself. They’re affordable, quick, and a great way to try out trendy or edgy looks without needing to commit to a dye job or drastic cut. A fresh, beautifully done manicure helps you look clean and put together.
What is manicure
A manicure is the buffing and shaping of the fingernails and typically includes a fresh coat of nail polish. Aestheticians will push back and trim the cuticles while buffing down any ridges leaving nails looking glossy and sleek even before the color is added. But that doesn’t mean all manicures are created equal. A shellac manicure will last much longer than a standard one and a paraffin wax manicure will leave you with softer, healthier skin.Types of Manicure:
Gel Manicure If you want a long-lasting manicure without the commitment of acrylic nails, a gel manicure is a great option. All the steps of a basic manicure are taken, except a special polish that requires curing under a UV light is also applied.
Paraffin Manicure is a must for anyone with dry or overworked hands. Paraffin wax is used to infuse the skin with instantaneous moisture, leaving it smooth and supple. It also includes a stimulating hand massage and finishes with a chic basic manicure polish look. Some paraffin treatments include various oils, like grape seed, for extra moisturizing benefits.
Hot Stone Manicure If you’ve been dreaming of something ultra-pampering (or want to spoil a friend or family member), consider going the hot stone route. This indulgent treatment includes all the delights of a basic manicure, plus the addition of heated stones.
French Manicure If you want a clean and elegant look at the office, without putting vibrant hues on your nails, then seek no further. The base coat is done with the neutral nude shade and the tips are painted white. This manicure is very popular these days.
Shellac Manicure Your natural nails are cleaned, filed, and shaped at the salon. Then, a special base coat is applied, followed by two coats of shellac nail polish, and a top coat.