1.  Be prepared before your client sits at the manicure station. Ensure you are using the correct equipment, have all of the relevant equipment to hand on a suitable beauty trolley to ensure you are not straining your body and if possible use a manicure table as this will ensure your client is comfortable throughout treatment.


2.     Do not carry out the manicure if you are unsure there is a contra-indication to the treatment. This could only cause the client harm by making the condition worse, or spread the condition to yourself or other clients. Be sure to clean and sterilize the manicure tools between clients in a UV cabinet.


3.     When shaping the nails use a nail file in one direction only, do not file back and forth as this can cause rough edges and splitting. Be sure you discuss the required shape to the nails and advise on oval/round etc.


4.     Soften the cuticles using cuticle creams and placing into the manicure bowl with a hand soak prior to pushing back. This will make the procedure more effective and ensure client comfort.


5.     Do not cut the cuticles, be sure to use cuticle remover, cuticle knife and cuticle nippers. This will prevent cuticles from becoming overgrown.


6.     When exfoliating use a scrub to gently lift the dead skin cells from the hands and forearms, remember to pay particular attention to areas of rough skin.


7.     Do not scrimp on the time spent massaging the hands, this is what relaxes the client and makes the treatment feel luxurious.


8.     Be sure to ‘squeak’ the nails prior to applying varnish, this removes any grease from the nail plate so the varnish can adhere.  Check out our Buffer blocks.


9.     Give the varnish a couple of minutes to dry between coats, ensuring a base coat is used to stop discoloration of the nail plate.


10. Ensure your client has sufficient time to allow the varnish to dry even if using a quick dry top coat/oil to stop the varnish from being smudged.


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