Skin is exposed to sun, heat and pollution which can all be damaging. Manicures are a beauty service surrounding pampering the fingernails and hands in salons or spas. Pedicures are a beauty treatment focused on the toenails and feet. Both involve using tools, creams, oils, and nail polish to improve cuticles and clean, shape and polish nails.
Common manicure Q & A’s
Q: What is the difference between UV and LED light?
A: UV lamps produce a broader spectrum of wavelengths, while LED lamps produce a narrower, more targeted number of wavelengths. LED lamps can cure gel polish faster than a UV light. Not all gel polishes can be hardened by an LED lamp.
Q: How long with my manicure last?
A: Type of polish and aftercare impacts how long each type of manicure will last. Typically, dip powder, gels and acrylic nails last longer (2-3 weeks) than basic polish (a week).
Q: What is the biggest risk to getting a manicure or pedicure?
A: The biggest risk with manicures and pedicures is the risk of infection, fungi and blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.