How to check the quality of a manicure
A good manicure is exactly what our hands deserve, which work tirelessly to solve our daily tasks. But what signs can determine the quality of the manicure? Today I will tell you about it!
Manicure has long ceased to be something extraordinary for girls. But for some reason, the result of this procedure is different for everyone. And what your friend considers an amazing manicure, looks like the work of an amateur nail industry for you :) .
Unfortunately, the presence of many diplomas on the wall is also not a guarantee of a high-quality manicure, although, of course, it significantly increases the chances of this.
Today I will share with you small nuances, thanks to which you will be able to objectively evaluate the work of your master in the future.
1. Choosing the type of manicure
A good master will always start his work with analysis. :) After all, it is quite important to decide on the type of manicure that suits you. And the role of "informant" in this case will be played by your skin. If the skin and cuticles are dry, a hardware manicure will help you! :) And if the skin is sufficiently moisturized, it is worth making a choice in favor of a trimmed or European manicure. But in this case, I do not advise you to do a hardware manicure, simply because there is no need for it.
2.Gel polish removal process
With the popularization of hardware manicure, many masters “relaxed” a little, so they use a milling cutter to remove gel polish more often. Yes, it's really easier and faster, and of ten even the clients themselves ask to remove the coating in this way, in order to save time. But ideally, a certain gel polish, depending on the composition, should be removed with the help of a liquid suitable for it. Improper removal is fraught with deterioration of the condition of the nails.
3. Disinfection of instruments
I believe that the process of manicure should be not only a pleasant pastime, but also a safe and healthy phenomenon. This is where the sterilization of instruments comes into play.
The disinfected set of instruments must be in a special container, or in special kraft bags for sterilization, which cannot be reused.
You must understand that for high-quality disinfection of instruments, a sufficiently long time is required. If the master wiped the tools used by the previous client with a damp cloth in front of you, and lightly sprinkled with a disinfectant solution - run away from such a master as quickly as possible! :)
If your choice fell on a cut manicure, then the best indicator of the professionalism of the master will be cutting the cuticle with one cut. If the master starts chaotically “pinching off” your cuticle with nippers, don’t expect anything good, after a few days it will grow unevenly and begin to “fluff”.
Unfortunately, even a super-professional manicurist with years of experience can injure a client during a trim manicure. Nobody is immune from this. But do not immediately put an end to the professionalism of your master. Of course, if we are talking about a single case. A good master will immediately process the cut with high quality, so that in the near future you will forget about this annoying phenomenon. But if after a manicure half of your fingers with cuts - in the future you should avoid such a "ripper" :).
5.Choose the shape of the nail
A good master is always up to date with the latest trends in the nail industry, but at the same time, of course, he must clarify the desired shape and length of the nails with the client. Evaluating the result is quite simple: if you asked for a soft square and got a soft square, you are on the right track!
But if instead of the desired shape, you got something between an oval and a “stiletto”, then most likely your master is not yet sufficiently qualified.
6. Coating and design
At first glance, everything is extremely clear and understandable: a good master should make up everything evenly, and preferably right under the cuticle! But in practice, the coating process has its own nuances. Many modern masters prefer to align the nail plate first, and only then apply a color coating, because this way the nails look much more presentable. And some girls-master even compete who has the best “glare” in the photo. A perfectly even “glare” is a kind of confirmation that the coating has been applied extremely professionally. :)
Don't be afraid to ask your masters what products and ingredients they use. If the nail "wizard" cannot give you a clear answer, this is at least strange. Try to find nail technicians who offer manicures without the use of potentially harmful ingredients.
Chemical-free nail polish is just the tip of the iceberg. After all, it is important to know what products are used throughout the entire manicure process, and what can happen to your body as a whole. Or better yet, build your own collection of chemical-safe manicure/pedicure products and insist on using it. I know many craftsmen who are not particularly willing (and some even refuse) to work with materials provided by the client. In part, they can be understood, because every master has already “knocked his hand” with his own means and tools, and I don’t really want to change something. And on the other hand - as in that proverb: "A bad dancer is impeded ..." (you know the end yourself) :) :) :)
7. Proper drying
Depending on the manufacturer and the power of the lamp, the coating must be well dried for a certain amount of time. And in the latest models of lamps there are even special modes for drying the base, color coating, and primer.
“Under-dried” or “over-dried” gel polish simply won’t stick to your nails, and in a few days you will have to go in search of a better manicurist.
8. Removing the dispersion layer
The most important thing is that the master still takes it off! :) But there is a little secret even at this simple stage. If you do not wash the sticky layer immediately after drying, but let the nails “cool down” a little, then the nails will shine much more strongly.
9. Personal qualities
As a separate point, I would like to note the personal characteristics of the master, although at first glance it should not affect the quality of the manicure. But! If your master puts more effort into a two-hour discussion of a previous client than into caring for your precious claws - I advise you to think! :)
I hope my information was useful for you and now you are prepared to evaluate the quality of a manicure no worse than a professional critic. But do not go too far, we, the masters, are people too! :)