Hair and Beauty Introduction/Nail Art
|Avant Garde | Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Practical Activity
|Classic Look | How to Achieve | Practical Activity | Group Discussion
|Contemporary Look | How to Achieve | Practical Activity | Group Discussion
|Beauty Think Tank
|Beauty Think Tank | Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3
|Nail Art | Hand and Nail Care | Practical Activity | Group Discussion
|Cultural and Tribal
|Cultural and Tribal Styles | Activity 1
|Glamour Look | Activity 1
|Competition and Research
|Competition and Research | Challenge 1 | Challenge 2
Nails: Care, Manicure and Art
Manicures can be performed either at home or in a nail salon by a licensed professional nail technician or manicurist. A manicure treatment is not only a treatment for the natural nails but also for the hands. A manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, cuticle treatments, and massage of the hand and the application of polish. There are also manicure services that are specialties for the hands and feet. For the hands, the soaking of a softening substance and the application of a lotion is a common speciality. This procedure can be applied to the toenails and feet, this treatment is referred to as a Pedicure. The word "manicure" derives from Latin: manus for "hand," cura for "care."
Other nail treatments may include the application of artificial nail tips, acrylics or artificial nail gels. Some manicures can include the painting of pictures or designs on the nails or applying small decals or imitation jewels.
In many areas, manicurists are licensed and follow regulation. Since skin is manipulated and is sometimes trimmed, there is a certain risk of spreading infection when tools are used across many people and, therefore, sanitation is a serious issue.