Today, the salons offer a wide range of manicure techniques - hardware, European, SPA, etc. But the most popular and popular is the classic - trimming technology, which can be performed both in the conditions of a beauty salon and at home.
Classic manicure - what is it?
Any type of manicure is designed to give your hands and nails a well-groomed look. In order not to get confused in the terminology of such broad methods, it is worth understanding that classic manicure is synonymous with cropped manicure. The word "trimmed" refers to the removal of the cuticle with a special tool - cutting.
Among the advantages of a cropped manicure are speed and ease of implementation, the minimum set of tools and tools and, consequently, lower financial costs. A cropped manicure will guarantee a positive result even in the most neglected cases.
But despite all this, there are also disadvantages, namely, to perform this type of nail treatment you will need a certain skill, otherwise you can get injured. To create a high-quality edging manicure at home, at least you need to watch professional video tutorials, or carefully study this issue.
Classic manicure at home implies the presence of special tools.
Shovel - pusher. Some girls completely forget about such a useful tool as a scapula. Or in professional jargon - pusher. Depending on its purpose, it has different forms of ends. According to its purpose, pushers are divided into manicure.
Pusher has 2 work surfaces. Most often, 1 side is made in the form of a scapula, and is designed directly for pushing the cuticle. The same function can be performed by an orange stick.
The second part performs the function of "scraper" and removes the thin skin that grows on the nail plate (pterygium). In addition, this tool can be used to clean the edges of the nail with heavy pollution.
When choosing the best to give preference to products made of medical steel. Of course, there are plastic and wooden copies, but they are quite fragile, but in the salons they are not used at all due to sterilization problems.
No less important when choosing a tool - its convenience, namely the handle. In this regard, plastic and wood are most preferable, but metal often have notches on the handle that allow you to hold the pusher in your hand.
It is worth paying attention to the shape of the spatula, the universal model is oval. Square when used can cause discomfort, and even pain.
Nail files. In any case, a manicure can not do without a nail file, even if the nails are not natural. With modern abundance of various options it is difficult not to get confused and find the right model.
When choosing this tool, you need to pay attention to the following characteristics: abrasiveness, the base and the material itself. The higher the abrasiveness, the finer the sputtering roughness, respectively, the nail file is softer. This indicator is measured in Grit, and for natural nails, nail files with an abrasivity of 200 - 300 grit are suitable for a standard manicure. Files with high abrasiveness - 900 - 1200 Grit are intended for polishing nails, in order to make them shine.
It is best to give preference to options on a rubber and cardboard basis. Iron nail files - remnants of the past. For owners of strong nails it is quite possible to use sand or sapphire. If the nails are brittle and fragile, it is best to give preference to fine-grained nail file with a buffer zone.
Nail clippers. What exactly to choose to remove the cuticle - the choice of each woman. But as practice shows, the majority prefer the pliers. Modern market tools for manicure offers a wide selection.
As with the pushers, it is best to give preference to nippers, which are made of medical steel, with manual sharpening. Such tools are the sharpest, which provides high-quality manicure and prevention of burrs.
Among the lovers of home manicure the most popular brands of nail clippers are: Zinger, Staleks, Yoko. Usually, the purchase begins with the firm Zinger, but almost immediately comes disappointment. The tongs of such a company do not have enough weight, they are almost not felt in the hand, which makes it rather difficult to process the nails. Moreover, they lack hand and even diamond sharpening, which significantly affects the quality of manicure and cutting ability. As a result, the nippers do not bite off the cuticles, but simply tear them off, therefore, after a couple of days, instead of beautiful, well-groomed fingers, a huge amount of rather painful burrs appear.
Such companies as Staleks and Yoko have the most positive reviews. And they are recommended for home use even by professionals. Nippers of these firms are sharpened manually, made of medical steel and have a wide model range. Picking up the correct model, which will be most convenient, you can forget about sharpening for a long time and enjoy a quality manicure for a long time. Staleks and Yoko cut the cuticle, but not pinch it, so you can achieve a smooth edge of the cuticle and forget about burrs.
Manicure curettes. This tool is designed to remove dead skin cells that may accumulate between the cuticle and the nail. In general, the range of indications for curettes is quite large. This tool should be mandatory for people who are familiar with the problem of ingrown nails.
Outwardly, this tool is very similar to a dental excavator, by the way, if there is such an opportunity, it is best to use them. The working surface of the curettes can be different - in the form of a spoon or a spatula. Can be unilateral and bilateral. Using a curette it is easy and convenient to remove a dry cuticle that is located along the nail.
Technology classic manicure: the sequence of execution with a photo
The most important condition for a neat manicure - nails should be the same length. Nail clippers or scissors will help to achieve this. And it is the shaping - the first, from which it is necessary to begin a manicure.
After trimming the nails, if necessary, and shaping them, it is necessary to complete the job with a nail file. An important condition is that you can only file dry nails, otherwise there is a high probability that they will peel off. When filing, the nail file should be located at an angle of 90 degrees, only in this case all layers of the nail will be evenly filed.
Only after processing the nails, you can proceed to step 2 - baths. This condition is necessary for the preparation of the cuticle. Thanks to the baths, it absorbs moisture and softens. If time is limited, you can use a special liquid to remove the cuticle, which literally in a few minutes will soften the skin and there will be no need to steam out the nails.
Baths for nails can be made with sea salt, regular soap, essential oils and many others. ingredients you like. As a container for the procedure, you can use special manicure devices or the dishes that are found at home. Water for baths should be warm, pleasant, best of all, if it is of body temperature of 36 - 37 degrees. The next stage - move the cuticle. To do this, you can use pusher, orange sticks. Perform this manipulation as carefully as possible, try not to push in the root of the nail. Do not forget about the cuticle in the side rollers. During its removal it is necessary that the spatula lay on the nail plate.
Then you can proceed directly to cutting the cuticle. At this stage, you must be especially careful, because this stage is quite traumatic. Starting to cut the manicure on the left hand is better on the left, on the right, respectively, on the right. And gradually move around the perimeter, not forgetting the processing of the side rollers.
What kind of movements to do the job, a matter of skill. Professionals can cut the cuticle in one motion, but at home you can remove it in small pieces. The most important thing is to cut the cuticle, and not pinch off it, and especially tear off.
In fact, after this manicure can be considered complete, but for the best effect, you need to disinfect the treated nails, use cuticle oil.
Video tutorial for beginners
Despite the fact that the cut manicure on the technique of implementation is the most difficult, it is the most common and effective, suitable for use on the nails in any condition. It requires not only certain skills, but also a mandatory set of tools. After the classical treatment of nails, you can proceed directly to coating them with varnish.