The most popular manicure types  

If you want to have a neat look, then taking care of your hands and nails is extremely important. To this end, you may consider using special products, such as creams or gels, and have your manicure done by a professional, at least from time to time. Although your hands look nice and healthy by nature, there is nothing bad in pampering yourself, especially since you can find a beauty salon Leeds which offers not only complete services but also a peaceful atmosphere. Nowadays, salons use the latest technological innovations to deliver their clients qualitative and long lasting result, so making an appointment once a month is more than enough. In terms of nails, the use of specialized and professional products devices has become something common. Besides this, there are plenty of design options for you to choose from, depending on your personal style and preferences. Here are some of the most common types of manicure you are likely to receive if you visit a beauty salon:

Basic manicure

If you have never had your nails done in a salon, then the basic manicure is what you need. This technique consists in applying different care and maintenance products (such as cream, oils and lotion) on you cuticles, in order to replace them. You will have to keep your hands in a bowl of warm water, so that the skin gets soft and moist. This makes it easier for the technician to cut them after you choose the length and form you prefer: you can go for square, oval, squoval (a combination between the first two) or stiletto (pointy) shape. Afterwards, the manicurist will polish the nails, starting with a base coat, then two layers of nail polish and last but not least, the top coat. In order to accelerate the drying process, you will have to keep your hands under the drier for a couple of minutes, and you are ready to go!

 

French manicure

The French manicure is a delicate design belonging to traditional manicure. It is extremely classy, elegant and feminine, and has the great advantage of being easy to match to any style. Your nails will be polished with a clear or pale colour (pink, beige, nude and so on), and the tips will be covered with a white layer, then a top coat will be added. If you choose this type, you will get a clean, lady-like result for your hands. In addition to this, the natural colour will make your nails will look healthy and strong, not to mention that the design is perfectly suitable for any occasion.

 

Gel Manicure

This method is rather new and is the ideal option for those who get a long lasting result and forget about chipping. While traditional polish lasts maximum one week, gel manicure is the option that will help you keep the nails in good condition up to one month. If you are reluctant to acrylic nails (which can sometimes cause damage), a gel layer represents the best alternative. The application method is the same, except that the polish used needs special UV rays to dry and cure.