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5 Main Types of Manicures


5 Main Types of Manicures

Taking care of your nails with a professional manicure is a good way to practice basic hygiene. It is also a nice way to relax and pamper yourself. Here are five of the most basic types of manicures you can choose to get.

Standard manicures start with filing or cutting the nails and then soaking them to moisturize the hands and soften the cuticles. The cuticles are pushed back with special tools and the nails shaped as desired. The nails are then polished.

Gel manicures involve much of the same but the polish used is cured under a UV lamp after being applied. Gel manicures are taking off in popularity because they do not tend to chip or peel off and they last up to two weeks longer than traditional manicures.
The French manicure is a classic one. Hands and nails are treated the same as in a standard manicure. The polish is done by applying a clear or neutral pale shade over the entire nail with white polish on the tips. A reverse French manicure involves painting the nails with a light or white polish and adding colored polish to the tips.

Artificial nail manicures are another option for manicures. There are two basic types of artificial nails each with its own pros and cons.

Nail wraps are used on all the nails to help create extensions. They can also help repair broken tips. The manicures may differ in the treatment of the hands as the nails themselves get wrapped with linen, silk or tissue fibers. This builds the nail up to the point where it is shaped and secured to the natural nail.

Acrylic nails are very popular manicures. As long as they are taken off carefully they will not damage the natural nail. They can cause fungal infections if left on too long, however, they are still a standard procedure offered at all nail salons.

The manicure includes a liquid monomer being applied to the nail, followed by a polymer powder. The chemicals dry and form a long, shapely nail which is then painted the desired color.

There are many different ways to decorate manicured fingernails. There is the option of painting them with designs or nail art. There is also the option of painting them and adding 3D charms and decorations to give them a stunning appearance. Keep your nails healthy and beautiful with a regular, professional manicure.