by April Reinhardt
(last updated December 7, 2016)
If you want a quick nail polish change, you could run down to the local drugstore, buy an inexpensive nail polish, and do it yourself. But if you want your nails to look dazzling, with color that won't chip or fade for a long time, then make an appointment at your day spa salon for a professional manicure. Even if you opt for no nail polish, there's something to be said for allowing yourself to be pampered and a letting a professional give you a manicure.
A cosmetic beauty treatment, professional manicures can be performed on nails, on hands, or both. A thorough nail manicure will last at least 40 minutes, and you can expect the following from a professional:
Although a professional manicurist will apply acrylic or nail wraps at your request, a good manicurist will advise against it. Gluing fake nails on top of real nails will make the real nails unhealthy. Acrylic and nail wraps allow for air, water, and bacteria to fester until fungus develops.
A true professional manicurist will make sure that you know to remove your polish within 10 days, allowing your fingernails to breathe for 2 days before applying new polish. Use these tips in wisely choosing a manicurist at a reputable salon, and enjoy your new nails!
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