If you've never had a manicure, you may, at some point, decide to splurge a little and go and get one. It could be a little daunting to walk into a salon not knowing what you want, or what you're talking about. Here's some information on the different kinds of manicures that are available to you.
While basically, a manicure is the same in the sense that it's the pampering of your hands and nails, different manicurists use different lotions, creams and oils when performing their manicure. Some are very pampering, which is important if you work with your hands all day. This can be very soothing for tired, over-worked hands. The classic French Manicure is a very clean look. It has a pale pink or beige color covering the entire nail, with a clean white tip. This look is great for everyday wear, or if you have an evening event. It can take you anywhere.
There is something now called the Reverse French Manicure, a look that got its start in Europe. This look can be done in two ways. You can do the "moon" of the nail, or the bottom part white, while the rest of the nail is done in a dark color. Or, you can do an all white nail, while the tip is done in a color. You can do darker colors in the fall and winter, and light, pale colors in spring and summer. This is such an interesting and fun look. The combinations can be endless.
The next type of manicure is called the Paraffin Manicure. This is a great manicure for anyone with very dry hands. Paraffin, which is a heated wax, gives the skin instant moisture and leaves your hands very smooth and soft. With this type of manicure, you would probably also get a nice hand massage. Some of these treatments may also include the use of oils such as grapeseed oil, which also provides a lot of moisture.
A European Manicure is a very simple one, but quite pampering. The hands are usually soaked in warm, soapy water. A hand massage may be given, the nails are filed and polished.
A Hot Stone Manicure is pretty much the ultimate! This type makes a great gift for someone, or as a super special treat for yourself. Heated stones are put over your hands for extreme relaxation, comfort, and warmth. This is followed by a regular manicure.
If your own nails are not in very good condition, if they are hard to grow, or consistently break, tear, or split, you may want to consider putting and your own nail, infection can begin. Be careful not to bang or jar the nail. on acrylic nails. Acrylic nails are glued to your own nails as "tips", they are then cut and filed to your liking. When having these types of nails put on, there are a few things you should know. Sometimes a gap can occur between the acrylic nail You could also have an allergic reaction to the glue or other substances that are used. This can cause redness, swelling and pain. Make sure the nail technician is using properly sanitized tools, or, better yet, bring your own. Ask to have your nails soaked first in soapy water. Do not let them push your cuticles back too far. If possible, askfor your real nails not to be filed down rough. Once the nails are on, they can be polished to any look you prefer, whether it's a color or a french manicure.