What To Expect During Your First Manicure

If you've scheduled your first manicure appointment—congratulations! You're in for a treat, and some serious pampering. Manicures are a wonderful way to treat your hard-working hands, and a great way to relax after a long day at work. From the experts at The Nail Pro, here is a step-by-step explanation of what you can expect during your first manicure:


Arrival and Setup. Upscale salons, like The Nail Pro, offer customers a full-bodied experience. From the moment you walk into the salon, expect the mood to be uplifting and relaxed. After meeting your esthetician, you will be escorted to a comfortable booth where the manicure will take place.


Nail Polish Removal. Depending on whether you're having a regular, shellac, or gel manicure, the application and curing processes may vary slightly. One of the most important steps of any manicure is thoroughly cleansing the nails and cuticles of debris, dirt, and old nail polish. Estheticians have a variety of tools and products to ensure your nails are clean and ready for a fresh coat.


Shaping and Filing. Next, nails are filed into a shape you and the esthetician have agreed upon. It's important to express your preferences before beginning the manicure, but to always trust the esthetician's advice. Some nail shapes break easier than others, and those trimmed in the shape of the natural nail are generally stronger. A high-quality cream will be applied to your cuticles, which will be gently pushed down with a special tool.


The Hand Massage. Although some estheticians prefer to give the hand massage at the beginning of the session, most do it after cleaning the nails and cuticles. For many clients, this is the favourite part. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as your palms and fingers are pampered with special lotion and a massage.


Nail Polish Application. Here comes the hard part! Choosing the perfect polish colour can stump even the most seasoned clients. Consult with your esthetician to choose a colour that best suits your wardrobe and day-to-day activities. Upon request, estheticians can add extra colours or design.


Curing Under UV Light. Once the coats of nail polish have been applied, you will likely be asked to place your hands under a high-powered UV light, so the polish can dry and harden. This won't take long, and ensure your nails won't chip after leaving the salon. If you're undergoing a gel manicure, you will need to put your nails under the UV light between each new coat of polish.


Treating yourself to a manicure is an exciting and rewarding process. At The Nail Pro, you can expect to leave the salon with a manicure worth showing off. We use top-quality products and only the most durable nail polish. To learn more about our services, or to book a manicure with one of our estheticians, contact us today!