Why do you visit a spa? To relax, to get softer, younger-looking skin, or for better physical and mental health? For those not familiar with the concept of spas, manicures and pedicures don’t just fall into the category of pampering. Other than making your nails look fantastic, beauty centers in Dubai offer many long-term health benefits with manicures and pedicures.
Considering how much jargon there’s in the beauty industry, it can be a bit daunting to understand manicures. If you are thinking about getting your first manicure, here’s what they mean. Manicures are beauty treatments for the hands. During the manicure, your nails will be filed, cut, and shaped, and the cuticles will be pushed back and tidied, while you enjoy a hand massage. The final step includes painting where you can paint the nails with the color of your choice.
On the other hand, pedicure originates from the Latin word “pedis” meaning “of the foot”, and “cura” meaning “cure”. Primarily pedicures are cosmetic treatments intended for the feet. They aren’t just about painting their nails. Pedicures are a holistic treatment of the feet suitable for both men and women. The procedure includes cutting, trimming, and shaping the toenails, hydrating, exfoliating, and massaging the feet, tending to the cuticles, and if desired painting the toenails.
The main types of manicures you might come across include acrylic, gel, basic, French, and dip powder. Unsure what to choose? Here’s what’s involved in each type and why you might choose them!
This is the traditional manicure where your nails are trimmed, buffed, and shaped. Then cuticle oil is applied while the cuticles are managed. You get to enjoy a marvellously relaxing hand massage after which nail paint is applied. Basic manicures are affordable and relatively quick, leaving your hands vibrant and nails glossy.
The classic French manicure leaves with a sheer tone of nails finished off with vibrant white tips. You can get a polished look that subtly matches every outfit you wear. You can enjoy all the pampering essentials of a basic manicure while getting a sophisticated look.
In a gel manicure, you get to enjoy all the shaping and nail care elements of a basic manicure, but instead of traditional nail polish, Shellac is used, and it is cured/dried under a special lamp.
In a dip powder manicure, you will be treated with all the traditional aspects of a manicure. Then an adhesive is applied to the nails and dipped into a color powder that needs no drying or curing time. You don’t have to wait for your nails to be dried under UV light, and you can expect the salon look to last longer than typical gel nails.
Before jumping to an acrylic manicure, let’s dive into what acrylic nails are. A nail artist primarily mixes a monomer (liquid) and polymer (powder) to create a solid nail overlay or enhancement that sits on the top of the nail. The acrylic nails are in conventional nail shapes or all sorts of shapes depending on your artist's skills and creativity.
These nails are applied and polished using nail art, and with an acrylic manicure, you can have a fabulous nail shape, irrespective of the shape of your real nails. These nails also add length, and they offer an excellent canvas for wonderful works of art for skilled nail artists.
For those with rough and dry hands, a Paraffin manicure is bliss. The manicure typically involves a specialized spa treatment that stimulates your hand with essential oils. By the end of the procedure, you will be amazed at how soft your hands can get.
Several beauty Salons in Dubai offer an extensive range of manicures and pedicures. If you are convinced with the quality, price, and varieties of manicures and pedicures, pick one, hydrate, exfoliate and make your hands stunning.
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