Manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatments for the fingernails and hands performed at beauty clinic. A manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, treatments, massage of the hand and the application of polish. Natural nails are made up of protein keratin. The nail plate requires a certain amount of flexibility and moisture to encourage healthy growth. Using hardening treatments and harsh chemicals on natural nails will make the nail plate brittle and more prone to breakages. The use of nail moisturizers and clear polish proteins is essential for perfect growth. A professional PureSun Nail Technician or Manicurist will use a written, verbal, and observational consultation to determine the condition of a client’s natural nails . A manicure treatment should take from about thirty minutes to one hour.
Pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of the feet and the nails. It provides a similar service to a manicure. The word pedicure refers to superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails. A pedicure can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic and medical purposes. They are extremely popular throughout the world, primarily among women. Pedicures are not just limited to nails; usually dead skin cells on the bottom of feet are rubbed off using a rough stone called a pumice stone. Additionally, leg care below the knee became a common and now expected service included in pedicures.
CND Shellac Nails Manicure and Pedicure.
Shellac is the brand name for a new, patent pending nail product created by Creative Nail Design. It is a hybrid, meaning half nail polish, half gel. The product is thin and strong enough to be applied similarly to nail polish, but it is cured in a way that gives it great flexibility and durability. It also has the incredible shine associated only with gel nails.
Who is Shellac best suited for? Shellac is for people who want to maintain natural nails. The formulation looks as good from day 1 to day 18, but does not appear to damage nail beds.
Who is Shellac least suited for? Those looking to lengthen their nails. You cannot use Shellac to create a longer nail. Also, Shellac isn’t for clients with extremely damaged nail beds, split or peeling nails. It is best to get on a corrective program with your manicurist before thinking about Shellac. If your nail is peeling off, it will take Shellac with it.
How is Shellac different from the traditional polish manicure? Typical nail polish dries by evaporation, which means your manicure is not cured until 2-3 hours after your service. Think about it most of your manicure time is spent waiting for polish to dry. But Shellac is cured by UV light, and within minutes. Your nails are completely dry by the time your manicure is over, and strong enough to withstand accidental knocks. Can you apply Shellac at home? No, Shellac can only be applied by a licensed, trained manicurist. Improper tools or techniques will give a less than desirable result with Shellac. It acts like a plasticized coating, suitable as a long lasting polish.
Gel Nails Extension
Our hands do a lot for us; they allow us to touch, to feel, to grasp, to hold, to manipulate, and ultimately they help us to express ourselves. Even as we talk our hands assist us in conveying our message more clearly from the way we move them as we speak.
Whether on a conscious or subconscious level, hands are one of the first things we notice when we meet someone. From the ancient ritual of handshaking which we continue today (a gesture of peace to demonstrate the hand holds no weapon), through to greeting someone with a wave our hands and the way we use and move them offer a window into who we are as people.
With this in mind, it is easy to understand why our nails too have always formed such an important part of the grooming ritual. From the ancient times when long nails signified status, through to today where a good manicure is an indication that you take pride in your appearance.
Nail extensions A lightweight plastic plate that follows the shape of the nail is glued to the tip of the natural nail in order to add length. Gel is applied on top of the extension and is usually cured in order to secure the extension and add strength and shine.
What are gel nails?
Gel is a special mixture that is applied either on top of an artificial nail extension, or directly onto the natural nail bed to strengthen the nail and promote natural growth. The gel is usually applied in very fine layers, with the nail technician curing or sealing the gel with a UV light between each layer so that the finished result is hard but still flexible with a natural looking glossy finish which is both instantly dry and chip resistant.
Whilst gel can be applied on top of an artificial extension to add length, they are particularly good for individuals who have very short, weak or bitten nails because they allow the nail to strengthen and grow below the layer of gel.
Pros of gel nails
- Gel does not cause damage to the natural nail and can be used to strengthen, protect and promote growth in the natural nail.
- Gel is odourless unlike some acrylic or liquid powder nail systems. Gel is also more flexible.
- Gel is considered to be a safer and more environmentally friendly option to acrylics.
- Some individuals may find that their gel nails are less durable than acrylics and therefore do not last as long.
- Most gel nail variations must be cured using a UV light meaning that they are difficult to fix at home.
- Some gel nails will need to be filed off as opposed to being soaked off, which can be time consuming.
Gel nails removal
Gel nails should always be removed by a nail technician (preferably who applied your gels in the first place), and under no circumstances should you attempt to remove your gels at home. There are various different gel systems in use today, some of which need to be buffed off and others that must be soaked off.
As a client, you can’t be sure what gel removal system is appropriate for your nails and what will leave them in good condition which is why this step should be left to the professional.