NOSTT/Projects/Beauty Culture/Manicure

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DATE: 21ST JULY 2008


MSS. LYNDA RAMSOOK-Beauty Culture MRS. MAHABIR-SINGH-English Language




Manicure The Beauty of a Manicure.

The Beauty of a Manicure.


Manicures involve the care of the hands and nails.


4 Beauty Culture

Target group

1 S Students

Duration of Lesson

90 minutes 

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At the end of this lesson students should be able to
  • Successfully follow the procedure for a manicure.

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  • Students would have some knowledge about the steps involved in a manicure procedure
  • The student would have completed station layout
  • Identification of tools and materials
  • Proper sanitation of tools
  • Use of cosmetics and materials

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  • Standard Cosmetology by Mi'Lady's

Tools and Cosmetics needed for a manicure

  • Manicure Set
  • Finger Bowl
  • Two Towels
  • Emery Board
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Sanitizer
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton
  • Cuticle Remover
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Massage Oil
  • Nail Dryer

Set Induction

Students are introduced to visual representations of pre and post manicure. Appeal is made to the aesthetic quality of the finished look.

This picture displays the look of a hand before a manicure.
This picture displays a product of a French Manicure.

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Key points
  • First ensure that your hands and nails are clean. Remove any old enamel that you may have on your nails with the cotton wool and enamel remover.
  • Decide on what shape you would like on your nails, cut them if needed, and then use your emery board to file them. File your nails.
  • With another cotton bud, remove a small amount of cuticle cream and apply to the cuticle of each nail. Massage this in circular movements.
  • Soak your hands in warm soapy water containing an anti-bacterial liquid soap.
  • Dry your hands carefully pushing back the cuticles with the towel.
  • Put a tipped orange stick into your cuticle remover and wipe over each cuticle and push back each cuticle in circular movement.
  • Use Cuticle nippers to remove excess cuticle.
  • Re-soak your hands then pat dry. It is important to remove cuticle remover from your hands after application. Dry and apply a good moisturiser all over the hand and arm up to the elbow, as this is a place everyone tends to forget.
  • Clean the nails with cotton wool and enamel remover again to remove any oil from the moisturiser that is left on the nail plate.
  • Now apply nail enamel. Don't shake your polish! Roll the bottle between your palms (like Manicurists do) to get rid of the air bubbles and stir the enamel.
  • Apply your base coat and wait for it to dry. Pick your coloured enamel and paint on, wait for the enamel to dry and apply the topcoat to coloured enamels. If you do not wish to paint your nails then just quickly go over them again with the buffer for a lovely shine.

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  • Quiz
  • Discussion
  • Teacher provides feedback

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  • Revise Chapter Five of textbook.
  • Practise Procedure for manicure.

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  • Recap of Procedure