While visiting the salon can be an expensive affair, at least you know the nail stylists are treating your nails with care and respect. Sometimes at home we can take short cuts and rush the job to the peril of our nail health. To have salon level manicures at home we have to follow the rules too, but once you get into the routine and set aside the right amount of time you will reap the healthy beautiful nails rewards…
1. Remove Old Polish
Slightly d’uh, I know, but to put on a fresh coat you must work from a clean slate. Use a non-acetone remover to limit the damage to the nail.
2. Use Your Clippers!
Excessive filing can weaken nails, so it’s best to use clippers beforehand.
3. Choose your file with care
Glass and metal nail files may be part of your kit but they can be very harsh on your nails. Emery boards are less severe on your nails.
4. Cut out those cuticles
Overgrown and over bearing cuticles can ruin any great manicure, choose a cuticle eliminator to to get just the right amount on your nails.