Man has always sought to decorate himself, to become more attractive to others and to stand out from the many-sided crowd. One of the ways to do this is manicure.
Since ancient times, attention was paid to the beauty of nails, although manicure in those days was completely different than now.
The oldest found manicure set made of cast gold generally dates back to 3200 BC, it was found in the south of the ruins of Babylon.
Nail coloring was used for hierarchical highlighting. For example, pharaohs with nobility grew long nails, which were then painted in bright colors, red and terracotta shades. Slaves also painted nails, but only in light colors, and the nails should have been cut short. In ancient China, nail paint was prepared from a mixture of wax, gelatin and eggs with gum arabic. And the famous Cleopatra painted her nails with henna. By the way, she compiled the first guide to body care and nail coloring. And the masters of ancient Greece never painted holes near the nails.
Then there was a rather long period when painted nails were the prerogative of women in half the world, and in the 16th century they could even be accused of witchcraft with all the consequences. Parisians found a way out of the situation – they cut their nails briefly, then polished them with a suede pad. However, the desire to decorate himself prevailed, and the good old manicure returned. The first manicure sets appeared thanks to King Louis Philippe, who wanted to remove the inflamed burr on his finger, and after this small operation, his doctor developed a hand care kit.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the art of decorating nails began to firmly strengthen its position, various color shades appear, and varnishes are packaged in convenient bottles. Progress does not stop, there are not only a variety of new shades, but also special bases for colored enamels, fixatives, which retain the beauty of the coating for longer. The latest technologies are being developed that lengthen and strengthen nails. The shape of the nail plate also changed – sharp, semi-oval, rectangular.
Manicure is a long process, a cosmetic procedure for processing nails on the fingers, the fingers themselves and the entire hand.
- Nail care, polishing and shaping;
- Tray for the skin of hands and nails;
- Hand massage;
- Nail polish, design, etc .;
- Different types of nail extensions.
From the point of view of processing cuticles, two types of manicure are distinguished – edged and unedged. When cutting manicure, a special tool is used to cut the cuticles – tweezers. With unedged manicure, wooden sticks or a special electric device for manicure are used to process the cuticle.
There are more than 16 types of manicure. The main ones, for example:
- Trimmed or classic manicure: the cuticle is trimmed with special tweezers.
- European or express manicure: the cuticle is not cut off, but is moved away by orange sticks.
- French manicure: differs in the way of applying varnishes – colorless on the finger plate, white on the outer tip of the nail.
- American manicure: the coincidence of the color of varnish and lipstick.
- SPA manicure with appropriate spa treatments – soaking, removing cuticles with a stick, hand massage, hand mask, polishing nails, coating with a special varnish.
- Japanese manicure: the use of natural ingredients for healing nails.
- Nail Design: Nail Art.
- Shellac Hybrid Varnish Manicure: CND’s patented UV3 technology. Like any professional manicure procedure, the Shellac system includes a base for varnish, colored varnish and a means for fixing the varnish. Each layer is processed under the LED lamp, which provides instant drying of the varnish. This manicure technique plus LED lamp ensures flawless color and gloss for two to three weeks and removal of the coating in 10 minutes.
- The innovative IBX SYSTEM system – restoration, strengthening and protection of nails. IBX SYSTEM – a revolutionary drug in the work with gel polishes and in the care of natural nails.