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4 Types of Manicures and Pedicures

28 Aug Posted by in Blog, Manicure, Pedicure | Comments Off on 4 Types of Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and pedicures offer a way for people to treat themselves while enhancing the health and beauty of their nails. People have the option of choosing from several different types of manicures and pedicures when they go to a professional service. Here are four of the most popular types:

Regular

This type of manicure and pedicure involves soaking the nails in warm soapy water to smooth the skin and make the nails softer. The nails are then clipped, filed and shaped into an attractive form. The feet are scrubbed and moisturized to eliminate dead skin. Polish is then applied to the nails to further enhance their appearance.

French

As with regular manicures and pedicures, the nails are first soaked in warm soapy water. The nails are then filed and shaped. A base coat of polish is applied to the nails followed by a light pink or clear-colored polish that is applied to the base of each nail. The tips of the nails are left white. Many people prefer this type of manicure and pedicure style because of its natural and healthily look.

Spa

People who really want to treat themselves often opt for this more detailed manicure and pedicure style. Greater attention is paid to each nail in order to give off a flawless appearance. Higher quality nail polish is also used in most cases. In addition to the regular manicure and pedicure procedures, people can also be treated to spa services such as salt scrubs and hot stone massages.

Paraffin

Paraffin wax is an alkaline-based substance that can provide additional nourishment and moisture for the skin and nails. This type of wax also contains therapeutic ingredients such as chamomile and tea tree oil. After the nails have been allowed to soak in this substance for a period of time, the nail specialist will proceed with regular manicure and pedicure procedures.

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