Manicures are a great way to pamper yourself and make your hands look nice. When you go in to a spa for a manicure, you will be able to choose from different nail polish colors. Once the manicure begins, you will be whisked away to a paradise of relaxation. Your nail technician is experienced and knows how to manicure your nails to make them look beautiful and well taken care of. Not only will a manicure make your nails look pretty, your cuticles will remain healthy and your hands will stay soft.
Many women have questions about manicures and want to know more information about them before getting one done. This blog post will delve into the 10 most popular manicure questions and their answers.
What Can I Expect at My Manicure Appointment?
When you first arrive at the spa, you will be seated and your nail technician will remove any nail polish that is currently on your nails. Once done, she will then shape your nails and file them down for you. If they need to be cut, they will be at this point.
The technician will then place a cuticle cream or oil on your cuticles, trim them and push them back. After your cuticles are primed, you will then receive a hand massage. This massage will relax your hand and provide you with a nice experience.
After your massage, your technician will apply a coat of nail polish. You can choose which color you would like and you can even have designs added to your nails. Once the polish is applied, your fingernails will need to dry.
What is a Gel Manicure?
A gel manicure is considered a nail treatment that uses a gel substance to bind your natural nails to artificial nails. The gel is applied just like a traditional nail polish and this process adheres the artificial nail your nail. Your hand will then be placed under a UV light to dry and seal the nail.
Will a Manicure Hurt?
No. Manicures do not cause any pan and are actually very relaxing and feel good. If you do experience any pain, you should tell your nail technician immediately.
Are the Tools That They Use Clean?
Yes. The tools are sterilized and cleaned after every single use. The chemicals used to clean the tools contain a bacteria killing substance and will sterilize the tools for the next use. Often times, the salon or spa will allow the tools to soak in a solution for 10 minutes or so to completely disinfect them. In addition, nail files should be thrown away after each use.
Is My Nail Technician Trained?
Yes. Your nail technician has taken classes to learn the art of performing manicures and is also licensed to do so. This means they have passed all necessary requirements and tests. They are recognized by the state to perform their job.
Why Are My Nails Discolored?
Discoloration can occur for a couple of different reasons. One of the main reasons is because your nails are not receiving enough air. This can be due to nail polish sitting on the nails for an extended period of time or continually getting your nails done without any break in between. To avoid this, you should allow your nails to breathe for some time before getting another manicure.
Another reason for discoloration includes fungus. This will need to be medically treated.
How Often Should I Get a Manicure?
Many women get a manicure once a month; however, this will depend on you personally. Maybe you only want to have one performed for special occasions? You will also need to consider how fast your nail grows and how often you chip the paint. You can adjust how often you should get a manicure accordingly.
Can I Bring in My Own Nail Polish?
While the salon or spa has many different colors to choose from, you can bring in your own nail polish if you prefer and a nail technician will apply to your nails.
What is an Airbrushed Manicure?
The process of airbrushing will allow your nail technician to create art on your fingernails. The process is painless and is performed using an airbrush. Not every technician is able to perform this so it is important to ask first if you want nail art.
Is the UV Lamp Dangerous?
There have been mixed reviews about whether or not the UV nail drying machine is dangerous or not. Some studies have shown that there is no damage while others have said all UV rays can cause skin cancer. It is generally safe to use the machine, however, you can apply sunscreen to help protect your hands.
You can also ask to dry your hands with a fan or even an LED light instead of the UV light.