How to Do a Manicure or Pedicure

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To do a manicure or pedicure, soak the hands or feet first and then apply a moisturizer, push the cuticle back and buff the nails. Finish a manicure or pedicure by applying two coats of nail polish with tips from a beauty professional in this free video on nail care.

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Have you ever been curious about how to give a manicure or a pedicure. Hi, I'm beauty artist Jackie O and today we will be going over the procedures to giving a manicure and a pedicure. The basic techniques and steps are still the same. You will want to soak first. Next, you will want to do the nail care treatment which will consist of any type of treatment for the hands or the feet. The next stage is the finishing stage where you would apply a lotion or a moisturizer to either the hands or the foot to apply. The next step is you want to use any type of nail prep to dehydrate either the fingernails or the toenails to prep it for the polish. You would use some of the same implements and tools, a natural nail file and a natural nail buffer, an orange wood stick for the cuticles or the toenails, and a nail brush, cuticle nippers if necessary, and the only difference from a manicure and a pedicure services is that you will be these tools, which are a foot file, toe separators, and pedi slippers. The final stage of course would be your base coat, two coats of polish, and a top coat. I'm Jackie O, beauty artist and today we have learned how to do a manicure and a pedicure.


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