Our nails say a lot about us and can choose different styles to highlight our different personalities. Whether we want to show off our professional prowess or fulfil the role of a fun-loving flirt, our choice in nail design can us express our different sides. But be warned, our nails can send negative messages too. While a well-done manicure from an experienced esthetician can bolster our personal image, poorly executed nailcare only serves to make us look bad. Luckily, there are pitfalls that can easily be avoided. It doesn’t matter if you are going DIY or heading to the salon – here are 5 Mani Pedi mistakes you need to steer clear of.
Be Careful With Those Cuticles!
Traditional manicures have always emphasized the importance of eliminating cuticles altogether. But simply put, that is incorrect. Cuticles serve an important function to the body by blocking unwanted bacteria. The key with cuticles is to only push them back as much as needed. When it comes to managing cuticles, emphasize “trimming” or “shaping” not “eliminating”.
Too Much H2O
Soaking the nails is an important part of preparation. But overdoing this step in the nailcare process has unwanted results. Too much time soaking can cause the nails to become overly brittle which doesn’t help the manicure/pedicure process out at all.
Choose Your Polish Wisely
In nail design, it is common process to apply a quick dry top coat polish layer so that you can carry on with your day or even to keep multi-tasking. But applying a quick dry polish doesn’t mean the process is complete. A quick dry topcoat is definitely a useful technique but always remember, the undercoat will need more time to settle in. Don’t risk ruining a perfect manicure/pedicure with an unsightly smudge or a dent, give your undercoat some time to dry.
Color Coats – Sometimes Less is More
A rookie nail design mistake is drenching the nail with too many color coats. Admittedly, sometimes it takes multiple coats to ensure you get the color you want, but don’t go overboard! If you are simply applying layer after layer, the problem might be the lacquer. Some products are just better. Talk with your nail design artist and get some recommendations for the best products out there before you start slaving away.
Remember,Tools Help Technique
This is more of an issue for the DIY nail artist, but some spas and salons fall victim also. Nailcare tools exist for a reason. Not only do they help nail artists accentuate their technique, but it also ensures sanitary conditions. Granted, there are some situations when a DIY or professional nail artist has to use a fingernail to correct an error, but this should not be common practice. If you are a confident DIY nail artist, take your technique to the next level by mastering common nail design tools. If you frequent a spa or salon, make sure your artist isn’t over using their hands during your appointment.
Perfect Nails With a Luxurious Twist
Bellezza Spa offers a variety of nailcare services including our popular signature manicure and signature pedicure. We even offer express nailcare services that can fit into a hectic schedule. Regardless of how much time you can spare, letting our nail artists do the job ensures that you will receive top-tier nailcare, not to mention some well deserved time to unwind. Set up an appointment online or by phone and start living the irresistible lifestyle.