Who doesn’t love a good manicure? The ultimate pampering ‘me time’, it’s not only a relaxing activity, but it leaves you with gorgeous-looking nails. Plus, it’s so easy to achieve a professional-looking result! – or is it? Many of us like to think of ourselves as manicure experts, but it turns out that we’re all committing major nail faux pas. So, with the help of Antonia Gogou, manicurist at Hari’s Notting Hill, we’ve created the ultimate guide so you can get it right every time. Here’s how to manicure your nails like a pro.
How To Manicure Your Nails
1. Soak Your Cuticles Before Cutting Them
‘People often cut cuticles when they are dry, which is a massive no-no,’ says Antonia. “If cutting is required, it should always be done once the cuticle has been soaked and pushed back, and then trimmed, but only if absolutely necessary.’
If you’re looking to soak your nails before you start your manicure, why not give Oh! K’s Lemon Cuticle Finger Mask a try? Infused with Lemon oil, it infuses your cuticles with vitamin E to soften them and leave them looking brighter and more hydrated. It’s the easiest way to prep your nails for easy trimming!