How to Keep a Manicure Looking Fresh

how to keep your manicure looking freshThe day you get a fresh looking manicure the nails are in top form. Looking healthy and glowing from the massage techniques used and finished with nail treatments designed to create a trendy or classic style, it’s easy to see why regular manicures are a part of many women’s beauty routine.

Achieving a Fresh Looking Manicure

Manicures are a great way to finish the beauty routine, but they are also expensive. What are some of the ways that you can keep the manicure looking fresh?

Choose High Quality Manicure Services

Choose a nail salon that uses top quality polishes and supplies to keep a fresh looking manicure. High quality polishes are going to last longer and reduce chipping and look better, longer, to last until the next scheduled manicure. In addition to the polish, ensure that you are choosing a nail tech that uses proper technique when applying the polish and use a good top coat to seal the polish once it has been applied to the nail.

Watch Your Fingers to Sustain a Fresh Looking Manicure

There are things that we do every day that can cause the nails to chip or the manicure to lose that ‘new’ appearance. Wear gloves while doing household chores and dishes and do other activities carefully, like sports or typing on the computer. Watching your fingers can help to extend the life of the manicure.

Use Cuticle Oil

One of the reasons that the manicure may begin to lose its shine is due to the oil that is lost as the skin becoming dehydrated. You can lose the moisture around the nail causing the appearance of the manicure to become tired, but luckily, there is an easy fix. Using cuticle oil, you can massage the cuticles and create a new appearing manicure in a matter of seconds.

Apply Top Coat at-Home

Before your next manicure you might find that the nails have lost their shine. You can easily revamp the manicure and bring back the new and fresh look to the nails by applying a simple coat of top coat at-home. It’s important to avoid applying top coat more than once before the next appointment at the salon, as the nail polish can be put on too thick, but applying it once is going to help to extend the life of the nail color and avoid chips, giving you the freshly manicured look you want, for longer.

Looking for more tips about how to extend the look of your a fresh looking manicure? Ask the stylist for tips the next time you’re there and get insider details. The manicurist will likely have tips that you can use to get you through until the next appointment, but also product recommendations to give you the nails you want, for longer.

Evergreen Beauty College offers a Nail Technician program. Contact us for more information.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Rebecca Gardner
Rebecca Gardner
3 years ago

Thanks for explaining that dehydration can cause a manicure to lose its shine too quickly. My sister and I want to get manicures together next weekend so we can catch up while treating ourselves to a spa day. I’m glad I read your article because using your tips will make sure I get my money’s worth from the nail spa!