Women's manicure can be the "Classic" (edged or "wet") and "European" (unedged or "dry") - an obvious contrast to the first, that after soaking the fingertips, cuticles trimmed, while the second option - simply push the cuticle back.
«Classic» manicure - the only kind of manicure that will correct
neglected nails. Once you have done the manicure - keep nails in good condition - it is enough to do a weekly "European" manicure. If the cuticle is rough and fast growing, then, of course,
preferable to do the "Classic" manicure.
So, if you decide to make a professional manicure at home, you will need:
PROFESSIONAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE "CLASSIC" MANICURE
1. Nail file for natural nails is considered to be consumable because
that quickly erased. Nail files are made of glass (probably the best to date because they do not stratify nails and can be sterilized (see Nail files)),
metal, paper (based on a plastic or disposable). Abrasive of the files is measured in grit -
than greater number of grit than softer files (fine-grain surface). For natural nails you can use suitable nail files with 150 grit,
180 grit, 200 grit, depending on the thickness of the nail, the softer and thinner nails,
should be the softer files (greater number of grit). Form of the blade is not important,
choose the one you are more comfortable to hold. Paper files on a plastic base can not be disinfected and
sterilized (see « disinfection and sterilization of the manicure tools») so it is better to use glass,
metal (which can be disinfected, sterilized) or disposable (it's cheaper).
2. The four-sided polish nail file based on plastic
(to give the gloss and smooth surface of the nail, for the treatment of the free edge of the nail against the separation - sealing).
You should start with the coarse side and finish with the softest side (the last polishes nails).
On some of these nail file the sides are numbered according to the sequence in which to use.
3. Name of manicure tools - "pusher." One end of the pusher is in the form of blades - used to push back the cuticle.
The second end is pointed - to scrape pterygium (a thin skin that grows in the nail plate,
It becomes noticeable after moving the cuticle) and cleaned under fingernails. A pusher spatula should be in the form of the cuticle -
if it is an oval then the edge of the blade should be oval, not rectangular. Both ends must be well sharpened by a professional.
4. Scissors for cutting nails. The blades of these scissors are short and thick and shape - straight or slightly curved. They are well suited for thin nails. This tool requires a professional sharpening.
5. Nipper. The nipper can be used instead of scissors. It is easier to shear off thick hard nails, both hands and feet with the nipper than a nail scissor. Nipper need sharpening as well.
6. Scissors for cutting the cuticles (the skin that grows around the nail). The blades of the scissors have to be thin, curved and has pointed and long ends. Cuticle scissors need professional sharpening, even if the package says that they have already had a professional manual sharpening.
7. Fingernail nippers are very important for a good, beautiful and high quality manicure. Cutters should be sharpened after the purchase by a professional even if the manufacturer promises that they have already sharpened. If they have not professional sharpening you can't expect a high quality manicure. Instead of biting they will tear the skin and cuticles and you will get a large number of burrs. If you've never used them before then you need to choose those nippers the cutting edge was not long but as short as possible to keep track of and do not hurt herself by ends of the tool. Cutting edge should ideally converge "butt" without leaving the lumen otherwise they will bend, injure the cuticle or skin. And of course select those nippers which are conveniently in the hand.