What You Need To Do To Set Up a Professional Manicure?


A professional manicure is not something that one can just do with the help of a few tips and tricks- it takes time, patience, skills and materials. It is important to know what you are looking for before embarking on the process because there are tons of different types of manicures out there! If you’re all set, here’s what you need to do.

What Are the Features of a Professional Manicure?

A professional manicure includes a number of things that range from the nails to the cuticles. For starters, you need to have clean hands and nails- scrub them well with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before you begin. You will also need access to nail polish remover, acetone free polish, cotton balls, q-tips and rubbing alcohol. Today’s O’CHIC provides more appealing looks through professional manicures.

It is important that your skin be moisturized as well as conditioned so use a hand lotion on your hands every day for at least thirty seconds in order to avoid cracking or peeling skin while doing this process. This will also help the polish stick around for longer, which is another plus of this step.

If you have long nails, it is important to cut them as well as shape them before applying any acrylic or gel on top of them. It is always best to cut your nails after cleaning them but before applying any polish. Sometimes gel nail kits come with a nail filer- if not, you can use an emery board or a 100-grit file. Doing this is very important as it helps prevent the paint from peeling off from the sides of your nails.

You can apply nail polish after cleaning and shaping your nails but take note that matte polishes are very thick and do not go on as easily as a regular polish would. It is important to wait about two minutes before applying the next coat in order for the first layer to dry. If you want a matte finish, make sure to use an oil-free top coat that has some shine to it but if you’re happy with the matte look, then just use a top coat that is not shiny.

How to Remove Old Polish?

Follow the same guidelines for removing old nail varnish as you would for other items of clothing, i.e., use a non-acetone remover and be gentle when removing glitter polishes.

What You Need to Know About Your Nails?

Your natural nails should be filed into gently curved square or oval shapes before applying any nail varnish. It is important to note that nails are more likely to be damaged if they are too long and pointed, so always keep them filed short. If you have varying ridges in your nails it’s best to apply a ridge-filling base coat beneath the color.


Congratulations, you have now completed a professional manicure! You are ready to be the envy of all your friends and colleagues with these gorgeous nails. With this guide in hand you will never need anyone else’s help again when it comes to getting that perfect manicure look. If for some reason there is something we missed or if anything doesn’t make sense please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can get back to you as soon as possible.