About Russian Manicure
WHAT IS A RUSSIAN MANICURE?
Cuticles are an important part of your nails and their health should be maintained !
Nothing looks better than healty nails & proper cuticles. The cuticle is the layer of skin at the beginning of your nail bed and its purpose is to protect the matrix (the part under your nail that produces cells to become and form the nail plate) from bacteria or foreign particles. There is plenty of controversy on pushing back or cutting your cuticles, which is mainly done to elongate the nail as a whole.
It is personal preference on doing anything to the cuticle. Some people argue it damages the skin and lessens the natural ability to protect the matrix, others don’t see any problem with it. However, cutting your cuticles with a nipper tends to have the most uneven and on occasion, painful results. Nippers are the nail tool used to pinch and trim away excess skin around the nail and the cuticles. These can pierce the skin and cut too deeply into the skin, causing small wounds and inflammation. Nothing is worse for your nails than having inflamed, stinging sores that have to heal around your nail polish. (Oh the burn!)
With a Russian Manicure, an entirely different technique and drill bit sizes & qualities are used for the cuticles. Using an e-file, the tool removes the excess skin surrounding the nail bed, just as a nipper does, but with a tiny e-file headpiece. This avoids cutting the nail too aggressively and allows the nail technician to have more control.
The name “Russian Manicure” was given cause in Russia this type of technique excists already for many many years and every nailsalon performs an electric manicure standard !
Only those licensed and trained to use an e-file should give Russian manicures for a professional job and result. An e-file can run fast and does not only buff a nail, which unless trained to handle it correctly, can result in damage to your nail bed, nail plate and cuticle !
With the type of manicure, your nail is perfectly trimmed and smooth around the edges, ideal for applying a seamless polish. Once you try this manicure, you’ll see the difference and how much easier it is to trim your cuticles without the nicks from a nipper!