Essential Things to Know About a Perfect Manicure
We use our hands every day, and one of the first things people notice about us. Having great-looking hands and nails gives us an extra boost of confidence throughout the day. So, how do you care for your hands? Well, there is no better way to treat yourself than by indulging in a luxurious EMI manicure. A cute nail art, on-trend color, and rhinestones give you the same lift of confidence as spot-on clothing. Also, professional-level nail care keeps your nails strong and healthy so you can look and feel your best every time.
However, if you are a newbie to manicures, there are certain essential things to know about manicures. Keep reading to find out.
What is a manicure?
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the hands. The treatment starts with soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soften the skin and cuticles. It is followed by having your cuticles pushed back, nails buffed, filed, and shaped. And then you enjoy a soothing hand massage. The final step is painting the nails with a color of your choice or decorating with design.
Whether you like your nails short, square, almond, or oval, with a pop of color or extensions, there is something about a freshly manicured hand. It can lift your mood in a few minutes, and not to mention it adds the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
However, it can be enticing to skip the nail salon and try a DIY manicure, but it is better to leave the job to the professionals. A perfect manicure is a skill that takes years to perfect. Also, a smooth, evenly dispersed, glossy finish is much harder to achieve at home.
Here are the steps salons follow to give you a fantastic manicure.
Step 1 – Clean nails with polish remover
Professional manicurists prep your nails so that the EMI gel polishes or decorations stay on for longer. It means starting with a good nail polish remover from a reputed brand. The remover quickly takes off all polish and has essential nutrients to help strengthen your nails and moisturize your cuticles. Once the polish is off, they run a cotton ball of remover over each nail to get rid of any oils or dirt that could warp your polish. Then soak your hands in soapy water to soften the cuticle and push them back to have a clean nail.
Step 2 – Clip, file, and buff
Once the nails are clean, pros file them gently to get your tips square, round, or whatever shape you desire. Then the tops and sides of your nails are buffed lightly with a nail buffer to create a smooth surface. If nails are not buffed, the natural oils in your nails can build up, leaving manicure-ruining residue on them. Buffing brightens the nails, make them look more youthful, and get rid of ridges.
Step 3 – Exfoliate and moisturize hands.
Exfoliating hands, wrists, and forearms with a scrub help eliminate dead skin and replenish moisture. After this, they gently clean under your nails to remove grime. Hands are washed and dried thoroughly. Next, a moisturizer is applied to avoid smudging dry nail polish later. It also helps you relax.
Step 4 – Base coat is applied.
A base coat is applied to hydrate and protect your nail and prevent chipping. The best one to use here is Emi base gel. It is designed for all types of nails, normal, soft, dry, and damaged. It also helps strengthen and sculpt the nail plate.
Step 5 – Apply the color and decorations.
Now the fun part begins. Professionals apply a coat of EMI gel polish of your color of choice, getting the brush all the way down to the cuticle and into the corners of your nail. Your nails are striped three times: middle and once on each side. The EMI polishes are highly pigmented, and just one thin layer gives a good color. It is a long-lasting manicure for up to 4 weeks. Your nails are cured under UV/CCFL/LED lamps for 2 minutes for a perfect finish. You can also add decorations to your nails.
Step 6 – Finish with a topcoat
A topcoat protects your manicure from chipping and adds shine to nails. To give nails that truly mirror-like gleam EMI top gel is perfect. It protects nail color, design, and prevents color fading.
If you are due for a manicure, make an appointment with a nail salon today. Professionals, if you want to enhance the reputation and increase the ROI of your salon, contact EMI manicure. We deliver a complete collection of products that satisfy the different tastes of your customers. All our products are vegan, long-lasting, and highly pigmented.