Manicures are not just for the wealthy anymore. We all want to look professional and well-groomed, and the hands are a huge giveaway of age, health, cleanliness and lifestyle.
Manicures can cost as little as ten dollars at your local corner nail salon. They are a quick way to get a polished look without spending too much money or time.
If you are in the market for a manicure, I would recommend finding a salon that has been recommended to you through your friends or family. A good manicure can take up to an hour and if you do not feel comfortable with your manicurist it could make for an uncomfortable experience.
As for me, I am lucky enough to have a close friend who owns her own Polish Nail Salon. She does my nails every other week and I feel very comfortable with her in terms of cleanliness, service and value.
Have you ever wondered why your manicure seems to chip, peel, and fade quicker than you can get back to the salon for a touch-up? With a little care in your nail regimen and at home maintenance, you can keep your nails looking as good as they do when they leave the salon.
A few simple steps can save you time and money. When you leave the salon with a shiny new manicure, the first thing you should do when you get home is apply an additional coat of clear polish this will seal the polish and prevent it from chipping.
Between each manicure, keep cuticles pushed back, shaped and moisturized. Keeping hands and nails clean is just as important. Regularly washing hands helps remove dirt and bacteria that can lead to nail problems like nail fungus or even worse; bacteria that causes skin infections.
As the weather warms up, it’s time to say goodbye to your opaque winter nail polish shades and hello to bright, cheery tones that reflect the season. We spoke with celebrity manicurist and founder of Paintbox, Eleanor Langston, who shared her tips for keeping your nails in tip-top shape while sporting a fresh coat.
“There are so many great products on the market right now that can help you grow longer, stronger nails,” Langston said. “It’s also important to take care of your cuticles as this is where your nail grows from.”
If you’re looking for a way to make your manicure last, Langston recommends using a polish like Dior’s Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer. “This formula has a base and topcoat included in each lacquer,” she said. “I love this product because it gives you gel shine without the commitment!”
It’s that time of year when we start to put on our sandals, open-toed heels, and other shoes that expose our feet. So what do we do when we look down and see the sad state of our toenails? Whether your nails are yellow from too many polish changes, cracked from wearing heels all summer long, or have ridges from going polish-free for a while, these tips can get your tootsies in tip-top shape for warmer weather.
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Nails
If you’re like me and like having your nails done, here are some tips to help you keep your nails looking great throughout the season.
1. Moisturize daily: This is especially important during the winter months when there is less humidity in the air. You can use cuticle oil or a cream or lotion made specifically for hands and feet. Apply it after every shower or bath and before you go to sleep at night.
2. Don’t cut cuticles: Cuticles protect new nail growth as it emerges from the base of your nail bed. They also protect your nail bed from germs and bacteria that could cause infection. If you have overly dry cuticles, gently push them back with an orange stick wrapped
Everyone wants a beautiful manicure. But if you want that manicure to last, you need to start with a strong foundation. Whether you’re prepping nails for a polish or getting ready to apply an artificial nail, the preparation is key.
“The health of your nails depends on how well you maintain them,” says Naja Rickette, nail expert and owner of The Nail Bar in Studio City, California. “Nails are an extension of your body so if they are healthy then they will be strong and flexible.”
Rickette has some tips on how to get your nails in tip-top shape:
1. Keep hands and nails clean by washing them regularly.
2. To avoid any bacterial buildup, don’t forget to wash underneath your nails as well as the skin around them.
3. Use cuticle oil daily (especially after showers) to keep your nails moisturized and conditioned.
When it comes to nails and nail care, the list of things you should do is pretty easy. Here are some basic tips for healthy nails:
* Keep your nails trimmed, with a slight curve.
* Always file them in one direction, never back and forth.
* Push back your cuticles to prevent hangnails.
* Use moisturizer on your hands, especially after washing dishes or using household cleaning products.
* Avoid using acetone-based polish removers – instead opt for non-acetone removers that are gentler on your nails and the environment.
* Do not pick at or bite your nails or cuticles. This can lead to infection.
The one thing that you need to do is make sure you are going to the right nail salon. There are a lot of nail salons out there and some of them don’t offer the best services. You need to go to a place that is known for their customer service and for the quality of work that they do. You also want to go somewhere that is clean, so you don’t have to worry about getting sick from someone else’s germs.
Here are some tips for getting your nails done at the best nail salon in your area:
– Ask for recommendations from people you know who are happy with their current nail salon. If your friends or family members have had their nails done in a certain place, ask them if they felt like the service was good or not. You should also ask if they would recommend this salon to others.
– Do some research on the Internet. There are many websites that have reviews on just about every beauty salon out there. Find reviews on this particular nail salon and read through them. Look for both positive and negative reviews so you can get an idea of what other people think about this place before you go there yourself.
– Visit several different nail salons before making your decision on which one is right for you.