What is the Russian manicure and what differentiates it from the “traditional” one? The Russian Manicure technique involves dry nail preparation, without soaking the fingers before proceeding. What advantages or disadvantages does it entail? Let’s see it together!
Russian manicure what it is and how to do it
As previously mentioned, the Russian manicure requires that all the steps of preparation about the nail for reconstruction, polish or seeds are carried out dry, without soaking the hands to soften the cuticles.
After filing the free edge and giving it the desired shape, the cuticles are pushed back using the professional nail supplies. To free the nail bed from further excess skin, the entire surface is then opaque with a buffer. And now comes the main part: in many beauty centers a special cutter with diamond tips (hard, but very delicate on the skin) is used to lift the excess cuticles and remove them later with a nipper.
As for the cutter itself, several tips are available, useful for eliminating dead / dry skin in the best way, without creating redness or trauma to the fingers. Generally, it starts with the thinnest tip, with a cylindrical or candle shape, which allows you to “pulverize” dry skin and lift the cuticle. Then we proceed with the use of a larger tip to better clean the contour. If necessary, excess cuticles are removed with a pair of clippers or scissors. Finally, it is finished using the tool of the cutter which ends with a “ball”.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Russian manicure?
One of the reasons why this technique is chosen is certainly to be able to gain some precious millimeters. Removing the cuticles reveals a portion of the nail bed hidden by excess skin and makes the bed appear more spacious. It is also a faster method that allows you to act immediately on the nail without having to wait for the hand bath in hot water. In addition to these reasons, the Russian manicure has another advantage, namely that of allowing the nail technician to get even closer to the cuticles gaining about a week on regrowth.
The advantages are many, but obviously one must pay attention to a very important aspect. The Russian manicure, by removing the cuticles using a cutter, requires a lot of attention to aspects relating to hygiene! The instruments must be carefully sanitized and disinfected after each customer and stored away from germs and dust. It must also be performed by experienced personnel who are familiar with the use of the cutter. The risk is to bleed, create wounds and abrasions that could become infected and cause a lot, a lot of discomfort.
And you, did you know the dry manicure, also called Russian manicure? What do you think? Would you try it? Hoping to have been helpful. As always, I wish see you in the next article!
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