Remove nail enamel, buff with emery board, soften cuticles with cuticle massage cream and soak hands for three minutes.
Client should be laid down or sitting, soak feet in warm water and antiseptic solution
Use orange stick to loosen the cuticle and clean under the nail, trim around edges of nail with cuticle nippers and apply hand lotion concentrating on nail area
Scrub the nails from the cuticle to the edge of nail, remove any excess creams with nail brush
Nail buffer can be used, rubbing diagonally across the nail until shiny then apply base nail coat then when dry apply enamel, dry well.
Ensure all the implements are washed and placed in a sanitary germ killer solution
Wash and dry your hands before treating each client and handle implements carefully
File deeply into the corners of the nails
Avoid too much friction when buffing and apply antiseptic solution if skin is accidentally cut during manicure
Do not work on diseased nails, which look unhealthy or perhaps broken which may release pus.
Clients should wear sensible flat or low heeled shoes to avoid problems with posture in the long term.
Clients should regularly have pedicures to ensure their toes and nails are healthy and prevent unwanted nail ingrowths.
Remove hands from water and push back cuticles with towel.
Clients should get into the habit of applying general skin creams to the foot area on a daily basis to moisturise rough and fatigued skin.