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 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
*Please avoid using a metal file as it can damage the nail.
Basic Nail Filing Technique
- Hold the emery board lightly between your thumb and index finger. Don’t grasp it
- Keep the emery board at a 45 degree angle at all times
- Start filing the Free Edge of the nail in one direction. Do not file backwards and forwards
- Remove dust to finish
Follow the Cuticle Care Tutorial
Follow the Hand Care Tutorial
- 3 Way Buffer or Sponge Block Buffer
- Cuticle Oil – only if you’re not going to apply nail polish after buffing.
- Cotton or Dust Brush
Basic Nail Buffing Technique
- A buffer consists of 3 parts. We’ll call each of them Part A, B and C.
- 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.
- Buff the sides of the nail as well, using a corner of the buffer. Buff until the entire nail becomes cloudy.
- You can remove the burr edge (created from filing) by buffing the end of the free edge. What’s a burr edge?
- Using the smoother part of the buffer (Part B), repeat step 2 and 3.
- Using the smoothest part of the buffer (Part C), repeat step 2 and 3 until the nail becomes shiny.
- Once you have buffed all nails, remove dust with a damp gauze.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do not push the buffer down too hard, as it may damage the matrix and affect future nail growth.
Follow the Nail Polish Tutorial
How to Remove Nail Polish
Follow the Nail Polish Removal Tutorial