How To Give The Best Manicure
Learn how to give the best manicure by including a few steps often neglected during a typical manicure session. Manicures make your hands and fingers look polished and make people feel good about their appearance. Giving the best manicure depends not just on your skills, but on your social skills and a few great tips.
Things you'll need:
- Hand lotion
- Nail scissors
- Nail file
- Orange stick
- Nail polish
- Nail brush
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton swabs
- Nail buffer
- Cuticle cream
- Keep equipment clean and well-maintained. This is the basic starting point for any great manicure. You cannot give the best manicure if the recipient ends up with an infection from dirty manicure tools.
- Take your time and work carefully and deliberately. This avoids the unpleasant experience of cutting a nail too short or pushing a cuticle painfully far. Anyone who has had the experience can tell you that this does not make for the best manicure.
- Be pleasant and social while giving the manicure. This proves difficult for beginning manicurists who may be so attentive to the manicure itself that they neglect the recipient. Avoid this by beginning the session with a warm and congenial greeting. Continue pleasantly chatting while you perform the manicure. However, beware of talking the ear off of someone who would rather sit back and enjoy the experience. Take your cue from the person on whom you are working.
- Include a quick massage to create the best manicure experience. Gently but firmly massage the fingers, hands, wrists and lower arms. This typically occurs after the preliminary preparation work and before the actual polishing or nail application begins.
- Provide a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere during the manicure. The best manicure may have little to do with the actual manicure and everything to do with the ambience. Include all the senses when you prepare the area. Provide a pretty bouquet of flowers, an aromatic candle or offer a sweet treat at the conclusion of the manicure session.