If the mother is actively paying attention to her appearance, the little beauty that she is growing up, also begins to be interested in cosmetics and makeup too early. And even at the age of 3 years often asks to use lipstick or nail polish. Can I give permission for this, and what should be a children's manicure, depending on age?
Children's manicure: video and basic principles
The technology of manicure and even the selection of tools for its implementation in a little girl will be significantly different from the one that her mother adheres to. But is it worth making it a child? In children's manicure, there is one weighty plus that cannot be discounted: this is a great way to wean the little girl to bite her nails. And not so much because the lacquer coatings have an unpleasant taste, but rather because of the reluctance of the little beauty to spoil the drawing.
The key principle of children's manicure is to adhere to the rules of dry European technology. Those. cuticle is not trimmed, and the hands themselves - do not steam out. The latter is caused by high moisture content in children's nails, as a result of which they are more flexible and elastic. Grinding and polishing on the children's nail plate is also not performed, except for rare options with sealing the butt. And all these rules are valid until the child reaches the age of 14-15 years.
The classic algorithm is as follows:
- Hands of the child are treated with a disinfecting spray or lotion, dried in natural conditions;
- The length of the free edge is removed by sawing 200-240 grit. It is not recommended to use tools with coarser coating on children's nails. If the child does not like the vibration created at this moment, it is permissible to use tweezers;
- The free edge of the nail should be polished polishing, covering the scales. Burrs, if any, are eliminated with nail scissors or the same tweezers;
- If the child has a very strong cuticle, it is allowed to use a gel or oil that dissolves it. Move back after 2-3 minutes. need a wooden stick (not pusher!).
- The final stage of the classic children's manicure is applying oil or cream on the hands and a careful massage of each finger in the base of the nail. This ends the procedure, however, some girls want a bright design. Can I do it?
- It is best to choose water-based varnishes for this purpose. Any chemical agent applied to the skin (and the nails are the same cells, but horny), to some extent penetrates. The body of a small child is not able to defend as well as an adult, and therefore requires a more careful attitude. This also applies to the choice of cosmetics.
- If you take a lacquer that does not disappear from the nails upon contact with water, then you must look for options without formaldehyde, which is dangerous even for an adult organism. It is better if there will be a big3free or big4fee mark on it. Then there is absolute confidence in the absence of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde resin. Their vapors are undesirable to inhale in children
Photos of the best ideas and tips for implementation
What design to make a little fashionista who wants not just a color coating, but also something special on her nails? You can offer several options at once: stickers, dried flowers, small rhinestones, fimo. But these decorations are permissible only when there is a clear certainty that the girl will not bite her nails.
Safer - drawings with water-based acrylic paints. They are made with brushes of various shapes and sizes, but given the small area of the nail plate where the design will be located, it is better to use a thin, long synthetic brush. Also in the course it is worth setting up a dots: the simplest peas on the ring or middle finger will refresh the manicure.
You can plant charming ladybugs on a single-color coating. To do this, the surface of the nail is painted with a neutral lacquer of a light shade (white, milky or corporal jelly texture is preferable), the time required for its complete drying is waited. Scarlet acrylic paint draws small ovals - the bodies of future ladybirds. It is enough to place 2-3 pieces on a children's nail, and it will be especially natural to look, if a part of them turns out to be half.
At the tip of each calf in black acrylic paint is scheduled and filled hemisphere, denoting the head. A thin body contour is drawn from it, which is reduced to "no" closer to the opposite apex of the red oval. Next comes the middle line that separates the halves of the wings. The latter are the antennae: the concentration of paint in their heads, the direction of the brush from the tip of the antenna to the head of the ladybird. In the final, small dots are placed on the wings. Ready manicure should be blocked with a thick layer of transparent varnish.
No less interesting for the girl can be funny bees. It is also better to perform them on a neutral background. Now only 1 bee will be placed on the nail, since its size is slightly larger than that of ladybirds. Acrylic paints are used in 3 colors: yellow, black and white.
A yellow oval with a pointed tip is drawn on a nail plate coated with varnish that has dried out. It is recommended to locate it diagonally, slightly turning sideways. At the top of the oval white acrylic paint outlined circles that are touching each other: bee eyes. On the sides of the body the same drops are displayed with a sharp end directed toward the body. They are also made with white paint. The final step is to stroke the details with black paint, the drawing of pupils, the designation of transverse stripes on the body. In the final, the picture is fixed with a transparent top coat.
Manicure for girls to school: features
If the school does not have a strict dress code relating to the issue of cosmetic decorative products, little fashionistas can be allowed a manicure. Again, to look older and look like a mom. In addition, adolescence, especially in educational institutions, is filled with attempts to stand out, to attract attention. And in this, the mother should help her daughter, to instill in her aesthetic taste at an early age, explain what is appropriate in school and what is best left for a solemn occasion.
It is undesirable to use unnecessarily bright and dark shades of varnishes. No black and close to him, red. Ideal pastel gamut nude and pripylennyh tones: beige, dairy, porcelain, ivory. If the lacquer has a “jelly” texture, which indicates its transparency, single-layer coatings of coral, sunny yellow, coffee and lilac tones are also relevant. However, these shades are recommended nevertheless to focus, rather than the background. For example, covering the total area with a milky color, draw a yellow butterfly on the 1st nail. Or add a detail to the porcelain base on the ring finger in the form of a purple bow in the area of the free edge.
Are there any specific recommendations and rules regarding the length of nails in a teenage girl? Today, educational institutions do not regulate this issue as strictly as in the days of the Soviet Union. Therefore, even a 13-year-old girl can wear a regrown edge 1-2 mm long, painless, which gives her additional opportunities for creativity.
But such nails should not be painted brightly: the best option for them will look soft version of the French manicure. Those. without a distinct smile line and contrast between the white free edge and rich pink nail bed. It is possible to achieve softening using white lacquers of jelly and crackle texture for a “smile”, and overlapping this area with the same jelly pink shade. Even in 1 layer it will significantly reduce the brightness of the free edge, and in 2 it will leave only a hint of it. Hands of a little fashionista will look neat and elegant. A girl can diversify such a manicure by painting a beautiful pattern on the 1st nail or placing a sticker, a piece of lace or dried flowers on it. The decoration must be fixed with clear lacquer.
Children's manicure is the place to be at any age. Each stage in life dictates its own rules, and a young mother should be acquainted with them. For the smallest princesses, it is important to observe safety precautions, and older women should retain their youth and tenderness of the image even in attempts to grow up as soon as possible.