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A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A regular manicure includes soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soothe and soften dead skin cells.

Manicure

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A regular manicure includes soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soothe and soften dead skin cells. Your fingernails are cleaned, clipped and filed. The nail technician moisturizes your hands and polishes your nails with a base coat, a main coat and top coat. It includes pushing and clipping any dead tissue from the nail plate, treatments, massage of the hand and the application of polish.

Pedicure

A pedicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the feet & toenails. During a pedicure, you soak your feet in a warm tub of water. The nail technician scrubs your feet to rid them of any dead skin or imperfections. The technician clips and files your toenails and briefly massages your legs and feet before applying a soothing lotion. Your toenails are painted with a base coat, main coat and top coat of polish.

French Manicure and Pedicure

The French manicure and pedicure is chic and classic. Your hands and feet are treated the same way as they are during a regular manicure and pedicure. The technician applies a polish in a neutral translucent color such as a clear white or pale pink over the entire nail, followed by white polish on the tips of the nails. This style of manicure and pedicure mimics and enhances the look of natural nails.

Gel Polish

A gel polish manicure or pedicure involves a special polish that does not chip for at least two weeks. Your nails are clipped and filed, and hands and feet are moisturized as in a regular manicure or pedicure. The gel polish is colored gel, which looks and goes on like regular polish. After each application of each coat — base, main and top — the nail technician puts your nails underneath a UV light to dry the gel, a process known as curing, for 30 seconds to a minute. Nails are completely dry after this process.

Acrylic & Gel Nails

These are artificial nails are also known as fake nails, false nails, fashion nails, nail enhancements or nail extensions. They are made from a wide variety of materials such as acrylic powder & UV gel.

Acrylic & gel nails help conceal broken, damaged, short or bad nails. They also help prevent people from biting their nails, breakage & protect from splitting. They can be used when people are not able to grow the length & strength of natural nails they desire. This problem can be solved by techniques such as nail tipping, sculptured nails, nail wrapping or acrylic overlays.