Types of Manicure Treatment
An appropriate manicure can make a tremendous difference to both how you look and feel, and help express your personal style.
A basic manicure typically entails trimming and shaping your nails, pushing back cuticles, and receiving a light hand massage from a nail technician. They will also apply polish before covering with topcoat to complete this service.
Basic manicure services typically involve cleaning, cuticle trimming and shaping, nail polish application and additional accessories like rhinestones or stripes to personalize your nails further.
A paraffin manicure differs from a standard manicure in that your hands are immersed into warm paraffin wax and allowed to dry on your skin, repeating this step several times until all seven layers of color-infused wax have been covered by it.
Manicures and pedicures not only have beauty benefits, but can also help prevent health issues. By maintaining regular nail trimming and shaping sessions, manicures and pedicures can prevent ingrown toenails and fungal infections as well as promote healthy circulation by massaging feet and hands – helping relieve stress while simultaneously increasing circulation and improving stress relief. Incorporating regular manicures and pedicures into your schedule may even help alleviate back pain by spreading weight evenly over both your feet and lower body.
Hot Stone Manicure
Hot stone manicures provide a massage specifically targeted to your hands. A professional manicurist uses hot, smooth basalt stones heated in their own oil to massage them onto your arms and hands as you apply hydrating lotions and oils – this massage relaxes muscles and calms nerves; they stay on for 15 minutes to truly release tension.
Shellac manicures are increasingly popular with millennials, who appreciate its durability and non-chipping feature. Arnold claims that “nail polish doesn’t cause damage; rather it’s how it is removed that leads to breakage”.
At this service, your nails will be prepared, painted with gel paint and sealed with top coat for long-term shine. Choose the color of your choice; this manicure may last up to 3 weeks. Additionally, removal is faster than traditional polish remover but be mindful when choosing your removal agent – use only gentle remover.
Your nail tech will use warm paraffin wax to cover both hands. The wax helps soften cuticles and nails while loosening tight joints or muscles. It may even smell wonderful!
Once the wax has hardened, your nail technician will peel it away and begin your manicure, selecting colors, buffing, trimming and polishing as appropriate. In some salons and spas this treatment also includes massage for extra pampering.
Before getting a paraffin manicure, be sure that your nails are healthy and free from infection or injuries. Since hot melted wax may damage nails if touched too closely; additionally it’s important to remember that some people may experience adverse reactions to petroleum-based products like waxes.
Acrylic nails are constructed using a mixture of liquid monomer and powder polymer applied directly onto natural nails to form a hard surface. Once in place, they’re typically filed down into shape before having polish applied over them to complete the look – with various colors and styles including nail art available to choose from.
Acrylic nails may get a bad rep, but when done properly by an experienced manicurist they shouldn’t do any lasting damage to natural nails, according to Kandalec. Breakage may occur, so it is crucial that they get redone immediately if any signs of damage or discomfort appear.
Gel-based acrylics, commonly known as “soak-off” acrylics, utilize a gel formula instead of traditional liquid/powder mixture and are less likely to damage nails than their liquid/powder counterpart. You can easily remove them at home using cotton balls soaked with acetone and aluminum foil; typically lasting two or three weeks.