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How to Give Great Manicures to Your Clients

Last updated 1 year ago

New England Hair Academy is the only beauty school in the Boston area to offer students cosmetology, barbering, and manicuring programs in one location. For our manicuring students, we offer courses ranging from professional ethics to nail art. Here are our top tips for how to give a great manicure to your client:

Gather Your Supplies

A great manicure will require the following tools: nail polish remover, nail polish, cuticle remover solution, lotion, a soaking dish, cuticle clippers, mild soap, cotton balls, and clean towels. The towels will be placed under the client’s hands in the work area.

Remove Polish and File

Check to see if the client has any leftover polish that needs to be removed. After efficiently removing it with cotton and remover, instruct your client to go and wash his or her hands. When the client returns, ask how he or she likes the nail shaped and begin filing on the left hand while the right rests in a soaking dish.

Work On the Cuticles

Push back the cuticles after applying cuticle remover. Use sterilized clippers to remove torn cuticles or any hangnails. Be sure to use little pressure, as too much force can damage the nail and leave your client in pain.

Massage and Polish

Using lotion, massage your client’s hands, and then use another clean towel to remove excess lotion from nails. Begin polishing by applying a clear coat, followed by two coats of the colored polish, and finally a topcoat. Give the nails two minutes to dry between each coat. Nails should take about 20 minutes to fully dry.

Learning how to give a great manicure to a client is a process that improves with practice and experience. At New England Hair Academy’s onsite full-service salon, our manicuring students can gain that experience by working with real clients. To learn how you can enroll in one of our three programs, give us a call today at (781) 324-6799.


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