Different Types of Manicure
Visits to the nail salon used to be straightforward affairs; choosing from among a handful of polish colors and perhaps getting airbrushed acrylics done were the mainstays. Now however, there are numerous types of manicures you can get ranging from basic to shellac and beyond.
Here’s everything you need to know about different kinds of manicures.
A typical manicure involves basic preparation before the gel is applied in layers and cured under LED lights between coats. A topcoat is then added to protect and add shine to nails.
Gel manicures should last at least three weeks, and to remove them properly is crucial. Otherwise, physical scraping or force in the removal process could damage and break natural nails; soak-off solutions like acetone should only ever be used to do this.
Shellac nails were developed by Creative Nail Design. These thin yet strong nails allow the natural nail beneath to continue growing, applying like polish but curing under an LED lamp for two weeks of protection from damage. Ideal for short or brittle nails, shellac can easily be damaged during removal if done incorrectly.
Shellac nails are also ideal for people who work outdoors, as it doesn’t take long for them to dry under UV light. To prevent dryout and preserve the beauty of shellac manicures longer-term it is advised that cuticle oil and hand cream be regularly applied nourishing cuticle oil and hand cream are always used after application and before removal with acetone; more colors than gel polish are available with shellac nails than its equivalents.
A classic acrylic mani is an effective way to extend the length and strength of your nails with hard extensions that adhere over their natural surfaces. A nail technician applies this manicure using liquid and powder combinations before curing them under UV light for curing before applying polish.
Though a French manicure looks fantastic, its maintenance requires frequent fills. Improper removal could damage natural nails causing lasting damage so it is important to visit a trusted nail technician for removal services.
Gel nails are easier and safer to remove than acrylics and are less likely to damage natural nails if removed correctly. Nail artists advise using cuticle oil after a gel manicure to keep nails moistened and healthy; also more flexible than acrylics they won’t chip as easily!
Reverse French Manicure
Instead of simply painting white polish onto the tips of your nails, this style of manicure adds color to the cuticles instead. A manicurist will first push back the cuticles using a special tool known as “cuticle pusher.”
Next, they’ll apply a clear base coat and then layer up their design by painting darker hues at the base and lighter ones nearer to the tip – creating striking nail art while elevating a standard French mani.
If you want a more glamorous version of this trendy nail art trend, add glitter to the cuff for an eye-catching design that works for any special event. Glitter can help introduce bold contrast in colors while providing an opportunity to add special accents of hue.
Paraffin Wax Manicure
Paraffin wax can be found in products such as Vaseline and contains many beneficial oils that hydrate skin. According to physical therapist and strength coach Dr. Keith, paraffin wax may also soothe stiff joints while alleviating symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Manicurists begin by cleansing and removing jewelry from clients’ hands before dipping them in warm paraffin wax – typically located in either a basin or tub – for several minutes to soften any potential cracking in the wax, before covering them with warmed towels for several more minutes until it hardens completely.
While this treatment is effective at hydrating skin, it may cause heat rashes in some individuals. To avoid this possibility, make sure you visit a salon with experience providing this manicure – either by calling ahead or checking online reviews.