If you’re attending cosmetology school, you will almost certainly learn how to give a manicure. Manicures have never been more popular with women and men alike. Giving a manicure is a multi-step process that must be done carefully to ensure client satisfaction. There are a few key steps you must remember before and while you give someone a manicure. Read on to learn more.
- Make sure your nails are properly manicured. Your customer will want to see that your own nails and hands are suitably cared for—your nails reflect upon your skills as a manicurist, so make sure they’re attractive and clean.
- Clean all your instruments meticulously. Sterilize all your equipment thoroughly to avoid passing any bacteria between clients. This is of utmost importance. An unclean instrument can damage your client’s health and well-being, not to mention your reputation as a cosmetologist. Additionally, use new implements such as nail files, sanding blocks, and birchwood sticks to avoid any contamination. You may give these to your client to take home with them—it’s always a nice gesture.
- Ensure the cleanliness of your manicure table. Clear away any clutter that may be on the surface of the table and sterilize it. Properly dispose of trash like cotton balls and artificial nails before each new client sits down. Use high-quality sanitizing products to guarantee cleanliness for each client you serve.
- Pay close attention to client safety and comfort during the manicure. When you’re trimming the client’s cuticles, for example, be extra careful not to cut too closely. This can cause the skin to bleed, which may cause the client to become unhappy or dissatisfied. The good reputation of your business is contingent on client satisfaction and return customers, so always be mindful and aware while you are giving manicures.
To learn how to give professional manicures and haircuts, among a wide range of other cosmetology skills, come to the Hair Design Institute in New York City. For more information on our classes or enrollment process, please give us a call at (212) 868-7171.