Manicure Title

There are 6 main steps in a full Manicure treatment.

We will show you how to perform each step so that you can give yourself a proper Manicure at home!

Nail Filing

Nail Filing is the easiest way to shape your nails neatly without causing splits or cracks on nails, and looks kinda fancy too. Master the basic technique and enjoy creating various nail shapes.

What you need
Nail Filing Equipment

  1. Emery Board
  2. Dust Brush or a piece of cotton

*Please avoid using a metal file as it can damage the nail.

Basic Nail Filing Technique

  1. Hold the emery board lightly between your thumb and index finger. Don’t grasp it

Nail Filing Technique

  1. Keep the emery board at a 45 degree angle at all times

Correct Nail Filing Angle

  1. Start filing the Free Edge of the nail in one direction. Do not file backwards and forwards

Nail Filing Tips

  1. Remove dust to finish

Remove Nail Dust with a Dust Brush

Cuticle Care

Cuticle Care Link

Follow the Cuticle Care Tutorial

Hand Care

Hand Care Link

Follow the Hand Care Tutorial

Nail Buffing

Nail Buffing will be very beneficial for bumpy and cloudy looking nails. Especially for those who don’t apply nail polish, just having buffed nails will make your hands look super neat.

What you need
Nail Buffing Equipment

  1. 3 Way Buffer or Sponge Block Buffer
  2. Cuticle Oil – only if you’re not going to apply nail polish after buffing.
  3. Cotton or Dust Brush

Basic Nail Buffing Technique

  1. A buffer consists of 3 parts. We’ll call each of them Part A, B and C.

Nail Buffer Diagram

  1. First, use the roughest part of the buffer (Part A). Buff the surface of the nail gently, moving the buffer from the base of the nail towards the free edge.
  2. Buff the sides of the nail as well, using a corner of the buffer. Buff until the entire nail becomes cloudy.

Nail Buffing Technique

  1. You can remove the burr edge (created from filing) by buffing the end of the free edge. What’s a burr edge?

How to remove the burr edge

  1. Using the smoother part of the buffer (Part B), repeat step 2 and 3.

Nail Buffing Tips

  1. Using the smoothest part of the buffer (Part C), repeat step 2 and 3 until the nail becomes shiny.

How to use a Nail Buffer

  1. Once you have buffed all nails, remove dust with a damp gauze.

Remove nail dust with damp guaze

  1. If you are NOT going to apply nail polish, apply Cuticle Oil onto the cuticle line and massage into the skin and nails. This will help nourishing the skin.

How to use Cuticle Oil
Techniques to Avoid for Nail Buffing

  1. Do not buff from side to side, as it will create heat and make the nails dry. Dryness can cause splitting and peeling of the nail.
  2. Do not push the buffer down too hard, as it may damage the matrix and affect future nail growth.

Nail Buffing Techniques to Avoid

Nail Polish


Follow the Nail Polish Tutorial

How to Remove Nail Polish


Follow the Nail Polish Removal Tutorial