Why manicures are so popular?

Whether opting for a classic manicure where you experience filing, cuticle treatment and painted nails or an OPI Platinum which will detox your body and draw out impurities, a manicure has been a trending treatment for decades because of the vast array of benefits.

What are the benefits of getting a manicure?


A manicure provides a deep clean for a part of your body that faces extremities all day long. The removal of dead skin cells and the encouragement of new growth allows your nails to become strong and healthy. Due to the moisture that surrounds your nails, fungal infections are common. Professionals are able to spot the signs early and advise you on how to treat it before it gets out of control.


If you have a manicure then a massage will often be included. This process can boost your circulation and ease any joint pain.


Having a manicure regularly can ensure that your hands stay soft to touch and free from cracks. As dirt and grime can enter the skin and nails through cracks, it is important to ensure that they are deep cleaned often.

The exfoliation that is involved in a manicure will give your skin a clearer complexion, thus making your hands appear attractive and well groomed.


There is nothing like a little pampering to end a stressful week at work. Being able to sit back, relax and feel the technician massaging, cleaning and grooming your nails will work wonders for your mental health.

Are there any disadvantages to a manicure?

Infections are possible if the cuticles are damaged or clipped too soon. This can be avoided if your professional softens the cuticle before pushing them back.

There are some salons that will treat infected nails and this can lead to fungal infections being passed on to all of their customers. At Beautiva we will provide anyone with an infection a kit for them to take home with them. This means that there will be no risk of cross contamination.

There are known risks to exposure of UV light and people with fair skin are most at risk from cancer. Although the risk is small, only using the UV lamp for a short period and having breaks between manicures the risk is lessened.

Aftercare for your manicure

Now that you have your healthy, shiny new manicured nails you want to look after them well. If you have weak or brittle nails then a nail strengthener is a great investment. To protect your nails wear gloves and avoid using them to scratch or open things.

If you regularly chip your nails through usage then applying a top coat after 24 hours can almost double the time until chips appear.

Keeping your hands hydrated will keep your nails looking great. This can be applied in cream or lotion form and do not forget to nourish those cuticles.  If you need to file your nails then always use a fine grit one and gentle file in one direction.

The only thing left to do now is enjoy the benefits of your manicure and show off your wonderfully cured new nails.