Majority of nail technicians are taught to do manicures with warm water encouraging a good soak to hydrate palms and nailbeds. But some people have the opinion that keeping the nails off water gives a better result. Below is everything you should know about Dry Manicure.
As a professional manicurist, one of the first steps you probably take is to have your clients put their hands into a manicure bowl to soak. With a dry manicure, you skip this step. Instead of water, you rely on a variety of lotions and heat treatments that will clean, hydrate, and soften the skin, in a similar way that water would, without its adverse effects. The oils from the lotions and the heat will also make the hands more baby-skin smooth.
BENEFITS OF DRY MANICURES
1. NAIL POLISH LASTS LONGER
Dry nail has a natural C-shaped curve. Once it is soaked in water, it often loses some of that curl. Also after a water manicure, the nail plate may not be fully dry when polish is applied causing the polish to dry before the nail and making it more susceptible to chipping and flaking. The less change to your natural C-curve and the dryer the nail, the better polish adhere.
2. NAILS DRY MORE QUICKLY
Your clients have busy lives. They still love to be pampered but they don’t always have the time for a lengthy manicure. Dry manicures remove the soaking step so you can shorten the time frame of manicure.
3. DRY MANICURES REDUCE CUTICLE ISSUES
The typical soaking plumps your cuticles during the manicure, making it more difficult to notice dry skin around your cuticles that may need to be trimmed. Lotion instead of water, also keeps your nails and cuticles clean and dry to better protect your nail beds, for overall healthy nails.